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 .
Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg (1371–1440), also known as Frederick VI, Burgrave of Nuremberg; Frederick II, Elector of Brandenburg (1413–1470), Margrave of Brandenburg; Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620–1688), Duke of Prussia; Frederick I of Prussia (1657–1713), Elector of Brandenburg
Frederick Charles, Duke of Württemberg-Winnental (father of 160) 321. Eleonore Juliane of Brandenburg-Ansbach (mother of 160) 322. Anselm Franz, 2nd Prince of Thurn and Taxis (father of 161) 323. Maria Ludovika Anna Franziska, Princess of Lobkowicz (mother of 161) 324. Philip William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt (father of 162) 325.
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