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Encyclopedia > Elector of Brandenburg

The Margrave of Brandenburg was one of the seven Electors of the Holy Roman Empire created by the Golden Bull of 1356. The Margrave of Brandenburg held the ceremonial title of Arch-Chamberlain of the Empire. From 1417 on, the title was vested in the House of Hohenzollern. From 1618, the Electors also held the title of Duke of Prussia, and in 1701, they became Kings in Prussia. The prince-electors or electoral princes of the Holy Roman Empire — German: Kurfürst (singular) Kurfürsten (plural) — were the members of the electoral college of the Holy Roman Empire, having the function of electing the Emperors of Germany. ... The crown of the Holy Roman Empire (2nd half of the 10th century), now held in the Vienna Schatzkammer. ... A Golden Bull or chrysobull was a golden ornament representing a seal (a bulla aurea or golden seal in Latin), attached to a decree issued by monarchs in Europe and the Byzantine Empire during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. ... Events January 20 - Edward Balliol surrenders title as King of Scotland to Edward III of England September 19 - Battle of Poitiers The English defeat the French in the Hundred Years War, capturing the King John II of France in the process. ... Events Antipope Benedict XIII is deposed, and Pope Martin V is elected. ... Aerial view of the castle, Hohenzollern, Germany. ... Events March 8 - Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion (he soon rejects the idea after some initial calculations were made but on May 15 confirms the discovery). ... The Prussian Tribute, oil on canvas by Jan Matejko, 1882, 388 x 875 cm, National Museum in Kraków. ... Events January 18 - Frederick I becomes King of Prussia. ... The following is a list of Kings of Prussia (Könige von Preußen) from the Hohenzollern family. ...

The margraviate itself dated to 1136, having previously been known as the North Mark.


Margraves of Brandenburg, Ascanian Dynasty, 1134-1266

  • Albert I 1134-1170
  • Otto I 1170-1184
  • Otto II 1184-1205
  • Albert II 1205-1220
  • Otto III and John I 1220-1266

Margraves of Brandenburg-Salzwedel, 1266-1317

  • Otto III 1266-1267
  • John III, Otto V, Albert III, and Otto VI 1267-1268
  • Otto V, Albert III, and Otto VI 1268-1291
  • Otto V and Albert III 1291-1298
  • Albert III and Herman 1298-1300
  • Herman 1300-1308
  • John V 1308-1317

Albert III (in German Albrecht Achilles), (9 November 1414 - 11 March 1486), Margrave of Brandenburg, given the cognomen Achilles because of his knightly qualities, was the third son of Frederick I of Brandenburg of Hohenzollern, elector of Brandenburg, later Burgrave of Nuremberg, and was born at Tangermunde. ...

Margraves of Brandenburg-Stendal, 1266-1319

  • John II, Conrad, and Henry 1266-1282
  • Conrad, Henry, and Otto IV 1282-1304
  • Henry, Otto IV, and John V 1304-1305
  • Henry, Otto IV, and Waldemar 1305-1309
  • Henry and Waldemar 1309-1317
  • Waldemar 1317-1319

Wittelsbach Margraves and Electors of Brandenburg, 1324-1373

  • Louis I 1324-1361
  • Louis II 1351-1365
  • Otto V 1351-1373

Luxembourg Electors of Brandenburg, 1373-1417

Charles IV, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV ( May 14, 1316 – 29 November 1378), of the House of Luxembourg, King of the Romans (as Charles (Karl) IV, 1368 – 1378), Holy Roman Emperor (Charles IV, 1355 – 1378), King of Bohemia (Charles (Karel) I 1346 – 1378), Count of Luxemburg (1346 – 1353), Margrave... Wenceslaus (German: Wenzel; sometimes known as the Drunkard, Czech: Václav IV) of the house of Luxembourg (born February 26, 1361, died August 16, 1419) succeeded his father Charles IV as Holy Roman Emperor (ruled 1378 - 1400) and as king of Bohemia (ruled 1378 - 1419). ... Sigismund (February 14/15, 1368 - December 9, 1437) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1433 to 1437. ... Sigismund (February 14/15, 1368 - December 9, 1437) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1433 to 1437. ...

Hohenzollern Electors of Brandenburg, 1417-1701

  • Frederick I 1417-1426
  • John 1426-1440
  • Frederick II 1440-1470
  • Albert III Achilles 1470-1486
  • John Cicero 1486-1499
  • Joachim I Nestor 1499-1535
  • Joachim II Hector 1535-1571
  • John George 1571-1598
  • Joachim Frederick 1598-1608
  • John Sigismund 1608-1619
  • George William 1619-1640
  • Frederick William 1640-1688
  • Frederick III 1688-1701 (became King of Prussia, see there for later electors)

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Brandenburg - LoveToKnow Watches (8150 words)
Jobst paid very little attention to Brandenburg, and the period was used by many of the noble families to enrich themselves at the expense of the poorer and weaker towns, to plunder traders, and to carry on feuds with neighbouring princes.
Brandenburg was ravaged impartially by both parties, and in 1627 George William attacked his brother-in-law, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, who was using Prussia as a base of operations for his war against Poland.
The Brandenburg troops then assisted the Swedes until after the death of Gustavus in 16 3 2, and the Swedish defeat at NOrdlingen in 1634, when the elector assented to the treaty of Prague, which was made in May 1635 between the emperor Ferdinand II.
House of Hohenzollern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (887 words)
The House of Hohenzollern is a family dynasty of electors, kings, and emperors of Prussia, Germany, and Romania.
Branches of the Franconian line ascended the throne of Brandenburg in 1415 and of Ducal Prussia in 1525.
However, the awarding of Brandenburg in 1417 and the inheritance of Ducal Prussia in 1618 was to eventually propel the Hohenzollerns from a minor German princely family into one of the most important in Europe.
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