Friedrich Wilhelm (Hohenzollern) von Brandenburg

Friedrich Wilhelm (Hohenzollern) von Brandenburg (1620 - 1688)

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Friedrich Wilhelm (Friedrich Wilhelm) "der Große Kurfürst, Kurfürst von Brandenburg, Herzog von Preußen" von Brandenburg formerly Hohenzollern
Born in Cölln an der Spree, Berlin, Deutschlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in The Haguemap
Husband of — married in Groningen, Groningen, Groningen, Netherlandsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Deutschlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Jul 2014 | Last significant change: 10 Nov 2018
20:10: John Atkinson edited the Biography and Nicknames for Friedrich Wilhelm (Hohenzollern) von Brandenburg. (Basic clean up after merge but biography needs more work) [Thank John for this]
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Preceded by
Georg Wilhelm von Brandenburg
Elector of Brandenburg
1640 - 1688
Succeeded by
Friedrich III. von Brandenburg
Preceded by
Georg Wilhelm von Brandenburg
Duke of Prussia
1640 - 1688
Succeeded by
Friedrich III. von Brandenburg

Friedrich Wilhelm, Elector of Brandenburg, Duke of Prussia, known as The Great Elector, was born on February 16, 1620. He was the son of Georg Wilhelm von Brandenburg and Elisabeth Charlotte von der Pfalz. He died on May 9, 1688.

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On December 7, 1646, Friedrich Wilhelm married Luise Henriette von Oranien, Princess of Orange-Nassau, daughter of Friedrich Heinrich von Oranien and Amalie zu Solms-Braunfels. They had 6 children:

On June 14, 1668, Friedrich Wilhelm married Dorothea Sophie von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, daughter of Philipp von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Sophie Hedwig von Sachsen-Lauenburg. They had 7 children:

  • Philipp Wilhelm
  • Maria Amalia
  • Albrecht Friedrich
  • Karl Philipp
  • Elisabeth Sophie
  • Dorothea
  • Christian Ludwig

There are many profiles listed as children of Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg. Some of them are duplicates and need to be merged!


  • Bernhard Erdmannsdörffer: Friedrich Wilhelm, Kurfürst von Brandenburg. In: Historische Kommission bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Hrsg.): Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, Band 7 (1878), S. 480–497.

See also:

  • Find A Grave #8269
  • Source: S02379 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: #NS23791

No NOTE record found with id NS23791.

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