Encyclopedia > Frederick William I of Brandenburg

  Article Content

Friedrich Wilhelm I of Brandenburg

Redirected from Frederick William I of Brandenburg

Friedrich Wilhelm of Brandenburg or Frederick William (February 16, 1620 - April 29, 1688) was elector of Brandenburg. He is usually called the "Great Elector" (in German: Großer Kurfürst).

He was born in Berlin. His father was the elector George William, and his mother was Princess Elisabeth Charlotte von der Pfalz, Herzogin von Bayern, Pfalzgräfin am Rhein.

He was the father of Friedrich I, "the Great".


taken from a 1911 Encyclopedia - Please update as needed



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Lingua franca

... past Koine Greek, Latin and French served as a lingua franca, and now English does. In some regions of the world, there are other languages that perform this function; ...