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  1. George the Pious, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach by Lucas Cranach the Younger (1571) Coat of arms of George the Pious and his three wives George of Brandenburg-Ansbach ( German: Georg; 4 March 1484 – 27 December 1543), known as George the Pious ( Georg der Fromme ), was a Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach from the House of Hohenzollern . Contents

  2. George Frederick of Brandenburg-Ansbach ( German: Georg Friedrich der Ältere; 5 April 1539 in Ansbach – 25 April 1603) was Margrave of Ansbach and Bayreuth, as well as Regent of Prussia. He was the son of George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach and a member of the House of Hohenzollern.

  3. george frederick ii, margrave of brandenburg-ansbach (3 may 1678 – 29 march 1703), known as george frederick the younger, the third son of john frederick, margrave of brandenburg-ansbach by his first wife the margravine joanna elisabeth of baden-durlach (and thus a half-brother of queen caroline of great britain ), succeeded his elder brother as …

    • Joanna Elisabeth of Baden-Durlach
    • 29 March 1703 (aged 24), Schmidmühlen
    • Biography
    • Family and Children
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    Early life

    He was born in Ansbach, the third of eight sons of Margrave Frederick the Elder and his wife Sophia of Poland, daughter of Casimir IV of Poland and Elisabeth of Habsburg. Through his mother, he was related to the royal court in Buda. He entered the service of his uncle, King Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary, living at his court from 1506. The king received him as an adopted son, entrusted him in 1515 with the Duchy of Oppeln, and in 1516 made him member of the tutelary government institut...

    Territories and influence

    At the court of Hungary there were two parties arrayed against each other: the Magyar party under the leadership of Zápolyas and the German party under the leadership of George of Brandenburg, whose authority was increased by the acquisition of the duchies of Ratibor and Oppeln by hereditary treaties with their respective dukes and of the territories of Oderberg, Beuthen, and Tarnowitz as pledges from the king of Bohemia, who could not redeem his debts. By the further appropriation of the Duc...


    The first reformatory writings began the work of winning him over to the evangelical cause. Martin Luther's powerful testimony of faith at the Diet of Worms in 1521 made an indelible impression upon his mind, and the vigorous sermons of evangelical preachers in the pulpits of St. Lawrence and St. Sebald in Nuremberg, during the diet there in 1522, deepened the impression. The study of Luther's translation of the New Testament, which appeared in 1522, established his faith on personal convicti...

    George went on to marry three times: First to Beatrice de Frangepan(1480 – c.1510); the marriage produced no children. George's second wife was Hedwig of Münsterberg-Oels (1508–1531), daughter of Charles I of Münsterberg-Oels; their marriage produced two daughters: 1. Anna Maria of Brandenburg-Ansbach (December 28, 1526 – May 20, 1589) who married ...

    This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Jackson, Samuel Macauley, ed. (1914). "article name needed". New Schaff–Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (third...

  4. George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach | Biblia George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach b. March 4, 1484 – d. December 27, 1543 • Noble • Protestant Collapse all Dictionaries The Lutheran Cyclopedia Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions Who’s Who in Christian History

  5. Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach has received more than 77,501 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019) .

  6. George of Brandenburg-Ansbach (German: Georg; 4 March 1484 – 27 December 1543), known as George the Pious (Georg der Fromme), was a Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach from the House of Hohenzollern.