Thereafter Ansbach was held by cadet branches of the House of Hohenzollern, and its rulers were commonly called Margraves of Brandenburg-Ansbach. On 2 December 1791, the reigning Prince and Margrave of Ansbach, Charles Alexander , who had also succeeded to Bayreuth, sold the sovereignty of his principalities to King Frederick William II of Prussia .
10. Conrad, Margrave of Meissen, 1098–1157 11. Otto II, Margrave of Meissen, 1125–1190 12. Dietrich I, Margrave of Meissen, 1162–1221 13. Henry III, Margrave of Meissen, c. 1215 - 1288 14. Albert II, Margrave of Meissen, 1240–1314 15. Frederick I, Margrave of Meissen, 1257–1323 16. Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen, 1310–1349 17.
Frederick V, Burgrave of Nuremberg 11. Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg 12. Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg 13. Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach 14. Albert, Duke of Prussia 15. Anna Sophie von Hohenzollern 16. Johann VII, Duke of Mecklenburg 17. Adolf Frederick I, Duke of Mecklenburg 18.
George II was born in Hanover the son of George I and Sophia of Celle. He married Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach in 1705 an attractive and intelligent woman, and they had 9 children. In 1708 he took part in the Battle of Oudenarde in Belgium against the French. His father became King George I of England in 1714 and he became Prince of Wales.
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