Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach

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Frederick I
Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Friedrich I (1460–1536), Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach.jpg
Painting of Frederick I attributed to Franz Wolfgang Rohrich (1787–1834)
Margrave of Ansbach
Reign 1486–1536
Predecessor Albrecht Achilles
Successor George
Margrave of Kulmbach
Reign 1495–1515
Predecessor Siegmund
Successor Kasimir
Spouse Sophia of Poland
Issue

Kasimir, Margrave of Bayreuth
Georg, Margrave of Ansbach
Albert, Duke of Prussia
Frederick

Johann, Viceroy of Valencia
Frederick
William, Archbishop of Riga
John Albert, Archbishop of Magdeburg
Frederick Albert
Gumprecht
Elisabeth
Margaret
Sofie, Duchess of Legnica
Anna, Duchess of Cieszyn
Barbara
Elisabeth, Margravine of Baden-Durlach
Barbara, Landgravine of Leuchtenberg
House House of Hohenzollern
Father Albert III, Margrave of Brandenburg
Mother Anna of Saxony
Born (1460-05-08)8 May 1460
Ansbach
Died 4 April 1536(1536-04-04) (aged 75)
Ansbach

Frederick I of Ansbach and Bayreuth (also known as Frederick V; German: Friedrich II. von Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach or Friedrich der Ältere; 8 May 1460 – 4 April 1536) was born at Ansbach as the eldest son of Albert III, Margrave of Brandenburg by his second wife Anna, daughter of Frederick II, Elector 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.

Family and children[edit]

On 14 February 1479 at Frankfurt (Oder) he was married to Sophia 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:

  1. Kasimir, Margrave of Bayreuth (27 September 1481, Ansbach – 21 September 1527, Buda).
  2. Elisabeth, died young.
  3. Margarete (10 January 1483, Ansbach – 10 July 1532).
  4. Georg "der Fromme" (4 March 1484, Ansbach – 27 December 1543, Ansbach).
  5. Sofie (10 March 1485, Ansbach – 24 May 1537, Liegnitz), married on 14 November 1518 to Duke Frederick II of Legnica.
  6. Anna (5 May 1487, Ansbach – 7 February 1539), married on 1 December 1518 to Duke Wenceslaus II of Cieszyn.
  7. Barbara, died young.
  8. Albert of Prussia (17 May 1490, Ansbach – 20 March 1568, Castle Tapiau), Grand Master of the Teutonic Order and later first Duke of Prussia.
  9. Frederick (13 June 1491, Ansbach – ca. 1497).
  10. Johann, Viceroy of Valencia (9 January 1493, Plassenburg – 5 July 1525, Valencia).
  11. Elisabeth (25 March 1494, Ansbach – 31 May 1518, Pforzheim), married in Pforzheim on 29 September 1510 to Margrave Ernest of Baden-Durlach.
  12. Barbara (24 September 1495, Ansbach – 23 September 1552), married in Plassenburg on 26 July 1528 to Landgrave George III of Leuchtenberg.
  13. Frederick (17 January 1497, Ansbach – 20 August 1536, Genoa), a canon in Würzburg and Salzburg.
  14. Wilhelm, (30 June 1498, Ansbach – 4 February 1563, Riga), Archbishop of Riga in 1539-63.
  15. John Albert (20 September 1499, Ansbach – 17 May 1550, Halle), Archbishop of Magdeburg from 1545 to 1550.
  16. Frederick Albert, died young.
  17. Gumprecht (16 July 1503, Ansbach – 25 June 1528, Naples), a canon in Bamberg.

Ancestry[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16. John II, Burgrave of Nuremberg (1309-1357)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Frederick V, Burgrave of Nuremberg (1333-1398)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17. Elisabeth of Henneberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg (1371-1440)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen (1310-1349)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Elisabeth of Meissen (1329-1375)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19. Mathilde of Bavaria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Albrecht III, Elector of Brandenburg (1414-1486)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20. Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria (1310-1349)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. Frederick, Duke of Bavaria-Landshut (1339-1393)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21. Elizabeth of Sicily
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Elisabeth of Bavaria-Landshut (1383-1442)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22. Bernabò Visconti (1319-1385)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Maddalena Visconti (1366-1404)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23. Beatrice della Scala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1460-1536)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24. Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia (1332-1381)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1370-1428)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25. Catherine of Henneberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (1412-1464)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26. Henry the Mild, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1416)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13. Catherine of Brunswick ( -1442)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27. Sophie of Pomerania (d. 1406)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Anna of Saxony (1437-1512)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28. Leopold III, Duke of Austria (1351-1386)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14. Ernest, Duke of Austria (1377-1424)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29. Viridis Visconti (1350–1414),
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Margarete of Austria-Styria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30. Siemowit IV, Duke of Masovia (d. 1426)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15. Cymburgis of Masovia (1394-1397)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31. Alexandra of Lithuania (d. 1434)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Born: 8 May 1460 Died: 4 April 1536
Preceded by
Albrecht Achilles
Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
1486–1536
Succeeded by
Georg
Preceded by
Siegmund
Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
1495–1515
Succeeded by
Kasimir

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