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Encyclopedia > List of rulers 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. ... This page is about the Germanic empire. ... 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 April 16 — the King of the Serbian Kingdom of RaÅ¡ka Stefan DuÅ¡an is proclaimed Tsar (Emperor) of all Serbs, Arbanasses and Greeks in Skopje by the Serbian Orthodox Christian Patriarch of a... 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.

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Margraves of Brandenburg, 1136-1356

Ascanian House, 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

The Ascanian dynasty of the rulers of Brandenburg began with Albert the Bear who inherited the territory from its last Wendish ruler, Pribislav, in 1150. ...

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

Margraves of Brandenburg and Electors of the Holy Roman Empire, 1356-1701

House of Wittelsbach, 1324-1373

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

The Wittelsbach family were the ruling dynasty of the German kingdom of Bavaria from 1180 to 1918 and of the Rhine Palatinate from 1214 until 1805; in 1815 the latter territory was incorporated into Bavaria, which had been a kingdom since 1806. ...

House of Luxembourg, 1373-1417

Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor. ... 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. ...

House of Hohenzollern, 1417-1701

Aerial view of the castle, Hohenzollern, Germany. ... Johann Georg Hohenzollern (1525–1598) was the Margrave and Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia from 1571 until his death. ... John or Johann Sigismund Hohenzollern (1572-1619) succeeded his father Joachim Friedrich as margrave of Brandenburg and duke of Ducal Prussia in 1608. ... Friedrich I of Prussia, Kurfürst of Brandenburg, King of Prussia (Fredrick I, July 11, 1657 -- February 25, 1713), Hohenzollern, was the first king of Prussia, reigning from January 18, 1701, until his death. ... The following is a list of Kings of Prussia (Könige von Preußen) from the Hohenzollern family. ...

Kings in Prussia, Margraves of Brandenburg, and Electors of the Holy Roman Empire, 1701-1772

See List of kings of Prussia. The following is a list of the Kings of Prussia (German: König von Preußen); they were members of the Hohenzollern family. ...


Kings of Prussia, Margraves of Brandenburg, and Electors of the Holy Roman Empire, 1772-1806

See List of kings of Prussia. The following is a list of the Kings of Prussia (German: König von Preußen); they were members of the Hohenzollern family. ...


Kings of Prussia and Margraves of Brandenburg, 1806-1918

See List of kings of Prussia. The following is a list of the Kings of Prussia (German: König von Preußen); they were members of the Hohenzollern family. ...


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Brandenburg-Prussia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (326 words)
Brandenburg-Prussia was a state formed in 1618 when the Duchy of Prussia came under the control of the House of Hohenzollern, who also were the rulers of Brandenburg.
Anna, daughter of Duke Albert Frederick of Prussia, married Margrave John Sigismund of Brandenburg, who was granted the right of succession to the Duchy of Prussia, on his father-in-law's death in 1618.
By this the Duchy of Prussia came under the rule of the Electors of Brandenburg, but the duchy continued to be a fief under the Polish Crown till 1657.
Brandenburg at AllExperts (1085 words)
Brandenburg is bordered by Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in the north, Poland in the east, Saxony in the south, Saxony-Anhalt in the west and Lower Saxony in the northwest.
Brandenburg was one of the German states to switch 1539 to Protestantism in the wake of the Reformation, and generally did quite well in the century following, as the dynasty expanded its lands to include the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 and along the lower Rhine Cleves (1614) and elsewhere.
Brandenburg was still the most important portion of the kingdom (and the state was often referred to informally as Brandenburg-Prussia) but for the purposes of accuracy, the continuation of this history can be found at Prussia.
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