Georg der Fromme
|born on||4 March 1484 Jul.Cal. (13 Mar 1484 greg.) at 01:30 (= 01:30 AM )|
|Place||Ansbach, Germany, 49n17, 10e34|
|Timezone||LMT m10e34 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||22°51' 18°32 Asc. 15°34'|
German royalty, a Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach from the House of Hohenzollern.
He was the third of eight sons of Margrave Frederick the Elder and his wife Sophia of Poland, daughter of Casimir IV of Poland and Elisabeth of Habsburg. Through his mother, he was related to the royal court in Buda. He entered the service of his uncle, King Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary, living at his court from 1506. The king received him as an adopted son, entrusted him in 1515 with the Duchy of Oppeln, and in 1516 made him member of the tutelary government instituted for Hungary.
George came into possession of several territories including all Upper Silesia. As the owner and mortgagee of these territories he prepared the way for the introduction of the Protestant Reformation. Earlier than any other German prince or any other member of the Hohenzollern line including even his younger brother Albert, the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, he turned his eyes and heart to the new faith.
Through his influence, energy, and practical spirit, he introduced the new doctrine and founded a new evangelical and churchly life. He made efforts to secure preachers of the new gospel from Hungary, Silesia, and Franconia, and tried to introduce the church order of Brandenburg-Nuremberg, which had already found acceptance in the Franconian territories.
George married three times: First to Beatrice de Frangepan (1480 – c.1510); the marriage produced no children.
George's second wife was Hedwig of Münsterberg-Oels (1508–1531), daughter of Charles I of Münsterberg-Oels; their marriage produced two daughters: Anna Maria of Brandenburg-Ansbach (December 28, 1526 – May 20, 1589) and Sabina of Brandenburg-Ansbach (12 May 1529 – 2 November 1575). His third wife was Emilie of Saxony (July 27, 1516 – March 9, 1591), daughter of Henry IV, Duke of Saxony and Catherine of Mecklenburg. Their children were Sophie of Brandenburg-Ansbach (March 23, 1535 – February 12, 1587), Barbara of Brandenburg-Ansbach (June 17, 1536 – June 1591 in Kloster Himmelkron), Dorothy Catherine of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1538–1604), and George Frederick (1539–1603).
George of Brandenburg-Ansbach died on 27 December 1543.
- parent->child relationship with Anna Maria of Brandenburg-Ansbach (born 28 December 1526 Jul.Cal. (7 Jan 1527 greg.))
- parent->child relationship with Georg Friedrich I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (born 5 April 1539 Jul.Cal. (15 Apr 1539 greg.))
- parent->child relationship with Sabina of Brandenburg-Ansbach (born 12 May 1529 Jul.Cal. (22 May 1529 greg.))
- child->parent relationship with Christoph, Duke of Württemberg (born 12 May 1515 Jul.Cal. (22 May 1515 greg.))
- child->parent relationship with Friedrich I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (born 2 May 1460 Jul.Cal. (11 May 1460 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Albert of Prussia (born 17 May 1490 Jul.Cal. (26 May 1490 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Anna von Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach (born 5 May 1487 Jul.Cal. (14 May 1487 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Barbara von Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach (born 24 September 1495 Jul.Cal. (3 Oct 1495 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Elisabeth von Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach (born 26 March 1494 Jul.Cal. (4 Apr 1494 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Johann von Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach (born 9 January 1493 Jul.Cal. (18 Jan 1493 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Kasimir von Brandenburg-Kulmbach (born 27 September 1481 Jul.Cal. (6 Oct 1481 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Sophie von Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach (born 10 March 1485 Jul.Cal. (19 Mar 1485 greg.))
Sy Scholfield quotes the chronicle of events in "Allgemeine preussische staats-geschichte, samt aller dazu gehörigen königreichs, churfürstenthums, herzogthümer, fürstenthümer, graf- und herrschaften, aus bewährten schriftstellern und urkunden bis auf gegenwärtige regierung," Volumes 3-4, by Karl Friedrich Pauli (C. P. Francken, 1762), pp. 427 and 202: "Georg der Fromme, geboren zu Ansbach 1484 den 4ten Marz in der Nacht zwischen 1 und 2 Uhr." "Er war in Onolzbach nach 1 Uhr des Morgens den 4ten Merz 1484 geboren."
[Abridged translation: born at Ansbach in 1484 on 4 March in the night between 1 and 2 o'clock. Born in Onolzbach (Ansbach) in the morning after 1 o'clock.]
- Vocation : Religion : Other Religion (Reformer)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family