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Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach

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Friedrich, Margrave of Ansbach and Bayreuth, known as Friedrich I or Friedrich V (8 May 1460-4 April 1536) was born at Ansbach, the eldest son of the Elector Albrecht Achilles of Brandenburg by his second wife Anna, daughter of the Elector Friedrich II of Saxony. His elder half-brother was the Elector Johann Cicero of Brandenburg. Friedrich succeeded his father as Margrave of Ansbach in 1486 and his younger brother as Margrave of Bayreuth in 1495.

On 14 February 1479 at Frankfurt an der Oder he was married to Sofie of Poland (6 April 1464-5 October 1512), daughter of King Casimir IV of Poland by his wife Elisabeth of Habsburg, and sister of King Sigismund I of Poland. They had seventeen children; their eldest son Kasimir (born 1481) succeeded to Bayreuth, the second son Georg (born 1484) to Ansbach, and the third son Albrecht (born 1490) became Grand Master of the Teutonic Order and then first Duke of Prussia. Their youngest daughter Barbara (born 1495) married Georg, Landgrave of Leuchtenberg.


Preceded by:
Albrecht Achilles
Fürst und Markgraf von Ansbach
1486–1541
Succeeded by:
Georg
Preceded by:
Siegmund
Fürst von Bayreuth
1495–1541
Succeeded by:
Kasimir

Template:End box Sources include: http://genealogy.euweb.cz/hohz/hohenz2.html

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