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Encyclopedia > George William of Brandenburg

Georg Wilhelm Hohenzollern, elector of Brandenburg, duke of Prussia, was born 1595 in Berlin. He acceded to government in Brandenburg Prussia in 1619 and died 1640 in Königsberg Prussia. Aerial view of the castle, Hohenzollern, Germany. ... Surrounding but excluding the national capital Berlin, Brandenburg is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states). ... The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (German: Preußen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: PrÅ«sai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad exclave of Russia and... Events January 30 - William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet is performed for the first time. ...   Berlin? (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city; down from 4. ... Events May 13 - Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after having been accused of treason. ... Events December 1 - Portugal regains its independence from Spain and João IV of Portugal becomes king. ...


He was the son of Johann Sigismund of Prussia, elector of Brandenburg, born 1572, who acceded in 1608 and had died in 1619, and Anna of Prussia. John or Johann Sigismund Hohenzollern (1572-1619) succeeded his father Joachim Friedrich as margrave of Brandenburg and duke of Ducal Prussia in 1608. ...


In 1616 Georg Wilhelm married Charlotte von der Pfalz (of the Palatinate). Their only son Friedrich Wilhelm later became known as the Grosse Kurfürst Great Elector. Friedrich Wilhelm I of Brandenburg. ...


Georg Wilhelm took over the reign of the Kurfürstentum Brandenburg, which included Ducal Prussia. His sister Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg was queen of Sweden and Georg Wilhelm had to maneuver between the Catholic Holy Roman Empire and his Protestant brother-in-law Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, between his Catholic chancellor Graf Adam von Schwarzenberg at the Brandenburg government and his Protestant counselors in Brandenburg Prussia on the other side. The country suffered greatly during the Thirty Years War. Friendly and enemy troops equally burned and plundered and the population greatly decimated. Retreating in 1637 to a relative safer region Georg Wilhelm died at Königsberg in 1640. Ethnic map Ducal Prussia was, between 1525–1657, a fief of Poland. ... Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg was the daughter of Elector Johann Sigismund of Brandenburg. ... This page is about the Germanic empire. ... Gustav II Adolf (December 9, 1594 – November 6, 1632 O.S.), widely known by the Latinized name Gustavus Adolphus and in Protestant propaganda as the Lion of the North, was King of Sweden from 1611 until his death. ... The victory of Gustavus Adolphus at the Battle of Breitenfeld (1631) The Thirty Years War was a conflict fought between the years 1618 and 1648, principally in the central European territory of the Holy Roman Empire, but also involving most of the major continental powers. ... Königsberg may refer to: The city of Kaliningrad in Russia, until 1945 Königsberg, the capital of East Prussia. ...


His great-great-grandson Frederick II the Great later wrote about him, that this was the unluckiest time, it is a shame that Georg Wilhelm did not put up an army, before the combatants of the Thirty Years War destroyed the land, where the ravages can still be witnessed so many years later. Frederick the Great Frederick II of Prussia (Friedrich der Große, Frederick the Great, January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was the Hohenzollern king of Prussia 1740–86. ...


 
 

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