John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach

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John Frederick
Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
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John Frederick in 1659, at five, by Benjamin Block
Born(1654-10-18)18 October 1654
Ansbach
Died22 March 1686(1686-03-22) (aged 31)
Ansbach
Noble family Hohenzollern
Spouse(s)
Issue
Father Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
MotherSophie Margarete of Oettingen-Oettingen

John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (18 October 1654 – 22 March 1686) succeeded his father Albert II as margrave of Ansbach in 1667. [1] He married his second wife Princess Eleonore Erdmuthe of Saxe-Eisenach on 4 November 1681. Their daughter Wilhelmine Charlotte Caroline, Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach (Caroline of Ansbach) married George II of Great Britain before he became king. [2]

Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach

Albert II or V of Brandenburg-Ansbach was a German prince, who was Margrave of Ansbach from 1634 until his death.

Margrave was originally the medieval title for the military commander assigned to maintain the defence of one of the border provinces of the Holy Roman Empire or of a kingdom. That position became hereditary in certain feudal families in the Empire, and the title came to be borne by rulers of some Imperial principalities until the abolition of the Empire in 1806. Thereafter, those domains were absorbed in larger realms or the titleholders adopted titles indicative of full sovereignty.

Principality of Ansbach State of the Holy Roman Empire, in the Franconian Circle

The Principality or Margraviate of (Brandenburg-)Ansbach was a free imperial principality in the Holy Roman Empire centered on the Franconian city of Ansbach. The ruling Hohenzollern princes of the land were known as margraves, as the principality was a margraviate.

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Issue

By Margravine Johanna Elisabeth of Baden-Durlach, daughter of Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, and his wife Christina Magdalena of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken:

Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach Margrave of Baden-Durlach

Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach was the Margrave of Baden-Durlach from 1659 until his death.

Christina Magdalena of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken Swedish Princess by birth; margravine of Baden-Durlach by marriage

Countess Palatine Christina Magdalena of Kleeburg of the House of Wittelsbach, Margravine of Baden-Durlach. She was the daughter of John Casimir, Count Palatine of Kleeburg and Princess Catherine of Sweden. Christina Magdalena was a sister of Charles X of Sweden, and grew up in Sweden.

  1. Margrave Leopold Frederick of Brandenburg-Ansbach (29 May 1674 – 21 August 1676) died in infancy.
  2. Margrave Christian Albert of Brandenburg-Ansbach (18 September 1675 – 16 October 1692) died unmarried.
  3. Margravine Dorothea Friederike of Brandenburg-Ansbach (12 August 1676 – 13 March 1731) married Johann Reinhard III of Hanau-Lichtenberg and had issue, including Charlotte of Hanau, wife of Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
  4. Margrave George Frederick of Brandenburg-Ansbach (3 May 1678 – 29 March 1703) died unmarried.
  5. Margravine Charlotte Sophie of Brandenburg-Ansbach (29 June 1679 – 24 January 1680) died in infancy.

By Princess Eleonore Erdmuthe of Saxe-Eisenach:

  1. Margravine Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1 March 1683 – 20 November 1737) married George II of Great Britain and had issue.
  2. Margrave Frederick Augustus of Brandenburg-Ansbach (3 January 1685 – 30 January 1685) died in infancy.
  3. Margrave William Frederick of Brandenburg-Ansbach (8 January 1686 – 7 January 1723) married Duchess Christiane Charlotte of Württemberg, daughter of Frederick Charles, Duke of Württemberg-Winnental and had issue.

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Notes and sources

  1. Maclagan, Michael; Louda, Jiří (1999), Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, London: Little, Brown & Co, p. 179, ISBN   1-85605-469-1
  2. Maclagan, Michael; Louda, Jiří (1999), Line of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, London: Little, Brown & Co, p. 30, ISBN   1-85605-469-1
John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Born: 18 October 1654 Died: 22 March 1686
Preceded by
Albert V
Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
16671686
Succeeded by
Christian Albert

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