Joachim Friedrich von Brandenburg

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Joachim Friedrich von Brandenburg Gender: M
born on 27 January 1546 Jul.Cal. (6 Feb 1546 greg.) at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 17°22' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 17°18 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 19°13'

Joachim Friedrich von Brandenburg (portrait by Johann Bussemacher)


German royalty, a member of the House of Hohenzollern. He was Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg from 1598 until his death.

He was born to John George, Elector of Brandenburg (1525-1598), and Sophie of Legnica. He served as administrator of the Archbishopric of Magdeburg from 1566 to 1598, then succeeded his father as Elector of Brandenburg in 1598. Upon his death on 18 July 1608, Joachim Frederick was succeeded by his eldest son John Sigismund.

Joachim Frederick's first marriage on 8 January 1570 was to Catherine of Brandenburg-Küstrin, daughter of John, Margrave of Brandenburg-Küstrin, and Catherine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Joachim Frederick's second marriage, on 23 October 1603, was to Eleanor of Prussia, born 12 August 1583, daughter of Albert Frederick and Marie Eleonore of Cleves. He became regent of the Duchy of Prussia in 1605. His titles also included "duke (Dux) of Stettin, Pomerania, Cassubia, Vandalorum and Crossen", according to the terms of the Treaty of Grimnitz, although the Pomeranian titles were only nominal.

Joachim Frederick and Catherine of Brandenburg-Küstrin had nine children who lived to adulthood: John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg (8 November 1572 – 23 December 1619); Anne Catherine (26 June 1575 – 29 March 1612), married King Christian IV of Denmark; John George, Duke of Jägerndorf (16 December 1577 – 2 March 1624) married Eva Christina of Württemberg (1590 - 1657); August Frederick (16 February 1580 – 23 April 1601); Albert Frederick (29 April 1582 – 3 December 1600); Joachim (13 April 1583 – 10 June 1600); Ernest (13 April 1583 – 18 September 1613); Barbara Sophie (16 November 1584 – 13 February 1636); and Christian William (28 August 1587 – 1 January 1665).

Joachim Frederick and Eleanor of Prussia had only one child: Marie Eleonore (22 March 1607 – 18 February 1675).

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • sibling relationship with Sophie von Brandenburg (born 6 June 1568 Jul.Cal. (16 June 1568 greg.)). Notes: half-sibling


  • Death, Cause unspecified 18 July 1608 Jul.Cal. (28 July 1608 greg.)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

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), p. 293: "Marggraf Joachim Friedrich, der um 5 Uhr Nachmittags den 27ten Januar 1546." [Translation: Margrave Joachim Friedrich was born at 5 o'clock in the afternoon on the 27th of January 1546.]


  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hohenzollern)