Historically the Graf is a German noble title equal in rank to a count or an earl. The comital titles awarded in Holy Roman Empire often related to the jurisdiction or domain of responsibility and represented special concessions of authority or rank. Only the more important titles remained in use until modern...
Margrave of For other uses, see Brandenburg (disambiguation). Surrounding but excluding the national capital Berlin, Brandenburg is one of Germanys sixteen West Germany and East Germany. The capital is Poland in the east, Saxony in the south, Saxony_Anhalt in the west and Lower Saxony in the northwest. The Oder river forms...
Brandenburg was one of the most powerful titles in the The Holy Roman Empire ( German: Heiliges Römisches Reich) ( Italian: Sacro Romano Impero) ( Latin: Sacrum Romanum Imperium) ( Czech: Svatá říše římská) ( French: Saint Empire Romain Germanique) ( Polish: Święte Cesarstwo Rzymskie Narodu Niemieckiego) ( Dutch: Heilige Roomse Rijk) was a political...
Holy Roman Empire in being one of the 4 temporal An elector can be: In the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation, the collegiate of seven Electors (eight since 1648) (Kurfürsten) consisted of those lay or clerical princes who had the right to vote in the election of the king or Holy Roman Emperor; see prince-elector. Specifically in...
electors and so being one of only 7 lords in the empire with a say in who became the next emperor.
It was only his son, Margrave Carl Albrecht, who in the years 1746-51 completed a solidly built official residence, a one-storey half-timbered building.
After the death of Margrave Carl Albrecht in 1762, the Prussian king revoked the feudal tenure from that family, only to award it, a few years later, to a deserving soldier, lieutenant colonel Joachim Bernard von Prittwitz, in gratitude and recognition for his meritorious deeds.
According to an anecdote that Theodor Fontane relates in his travel book »Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg«, the king is supposed to have visited the construction site during a tour of inspection and commented on the building of a second storey with the words: »He sets his sights high; he's building a castle«.
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.
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