Person:John George, Elector of Brandenburg (1)

John George _____, Elector of Brandenburg
b.11 Sep 1525 Berlin, Preußen
d.8 Jan 1598 Berlin, Preußen
m. 6 Nov 1524
  1. John George _____, Elector of Brandenburg1525 - 1598
  2. Barbara of Brandenburg, Duchess of Brieg1527 - 1595
  3. Frederick of Brandenberg1530 - 1552
  • HJohn George _____, Elector of Brandenburg1525 - 1598
  • WSophie of Legnica1525 - 1546
m. 15 Feb 1545
  1. Joachim III Frederick _____, Elector of Brandenburg1546 - 1608
m. 12 Feb 1548
  1. Erdmuthe of Brandenburg1561 - 1623
  2. Anna Maria of Brandenburg1567 - 1618
  3. Sophie of Brandenburg1568 - 1622
Facts and Events
Name John George _____, Elector of Brandenburg
Alt Name Johann Georg van Brandenburg
Gender Male
Alt Marriage Abt 1167 to Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst
Birth[1] 11 Sep 1525 Berlin, Preußen
Marriage 15 Feb 1545 Berlijnto Sophie of Legnica
Marriage 12 Feb 1548 to Sabina of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Marriage 6 Oct 1577 Letzlingento Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst
Death[1] 8 Jan 1598 Berlin, Preußen
Reference Number? Q505918?

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John George of Brandenburg (11 September 1525 – 8 January 1598) was a Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg (1571–1598) and a Duke of Prussia. A member of the House of Hohenzollern, he was the son of Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg, and his first wife Magdalena of Saxony.

Faced with large debts accumulated during the reign of his father, John George instituted a grain tax which drove part of the peasantry into dependence on a nobility that was exempt from taxation. Though a staunch Lutheran opposed to the rise of Calvinism, he permitted the admission of Calvinist refugees from the wars in the Spanish Netherlands and France. He was succeeded by his son Joachim Frederick.

Upon the death of his kinsman Albert I, Duke of Prussia in 1568, the Duchy of Prussia was inherited by the latter's underage son Albert Frederick. John George's father was a co-inheritor of the Duchy of Prussia. In 1577 the Brandenburg electors became co-regent with Duke Albert Frederick of Prussia.

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