George Frederick II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach

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George Frederick II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
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Noble family House of Hohenzollern
Father John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Mother Joanna Elisabeth of Baden-Durlach
Born (1678-05-03)3 May 1678
Ansbach
Died 29 March 1703(1703-03-29) (aged 24)
Schmidmühlen

George Frederick II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (3 May 1678 – 29 March 1703), known as George Frederick the Younger, the third son of John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach by his first wife the Margravine Joanna Elisabeth of Baden-Durlach (and thus a half-brother of Queen Caroline of Great Britain), succeeded his elder brother as Margrave of Ansbach in 1692.

In the War of the Palatinian Succession he fought from 1695 to 1697 as a volunteer in the Imperial Army. During the Spanish War of Succession in 1702 he succeeded in taking the fortress Bersello Modena. He was killed at the Battle of Kittensee in 1703, and as he was unmarried, Ansbach passed to his younger half-brother William Frederick.

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
George Frederick II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Born: 3 May 1678 Died: 29 March 1703
Preceded by
Christian Albert
Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
1692–1703
Succeeded by
William Frederick