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 .
320. 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.
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.
Note that the closest relationship deviates from the senior direct royal line starting with George III's children. In the junior collateral line, the Queen's grandmother, Mary of Teck was only three generations from George III through her mother, while her consort George V was four generations.
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