Joachim III Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg

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Joachim III Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg
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Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg: portrait by Johann Bussemacher
Spouse(s) Catherine of Brandenburg-Küstrin
Eleanor of Prussia
Noble family House of Hohenzollern
Father John George, Elector of Brandenburg
Mother Sophie of Legnica
Born (1546-01-27)27 January 1546
Cölln
Died 18 July 1608(1608-07-18) (aged 62)
Köpenick

Joachim III Frederick (German: Joachim III. Friedrich) (27 January 1546 – 18 July 1608), of the House of Hohenzollern, was Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg from 1598 until his death.

Biography[edit]

Joachim III Frederick was born in Cölln to John George, Elector of Brandenburg, and Sophie of Legnica. He served as administrator of the Archbishopric of Magdeburg from 1566 to 1598, then succeeded his father as Elector of Brandenburg in 1598. Joachim Frederick was succeeded at his death by his son John Sigismund. Joachim Frederick's first marriage on 8 January 1570 was to Catherine of Brandenburg-Küstrin, daughter of John, Margrave of Brandenburg-Küstrin, and Catherine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Joachim Frederick's second marriage, on 23 October 1603, was to Eleanor of Prussia, born 12 August 1583, daughter of Albert Frederick and Marie Eleonore of Cleves. He became regent of the Duchy of Prussia in 1605. His titles also included "duke (Dux) of Stettin, Pomerania, Cassubia, Vandalorum and Crossen", according to the terms of the Treaty of Grimnitz, although the Pomeranian titles were only nominal.

Joachim Frederick and Catherine of Brandenburg-Küstrin had these children:

Joachim Frederick and Eleanor of Prussia had only one child:

Ancestry[edit]

Joachim III Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg
Born: 27 January 1546 Died: 18 July 1608
Regnal titles
Preceded by
John George
Elector of Brandenburg
1598–1608
Succeeded by
John Sigismund
Margrave of Brandenburg
1598–1608
Preceded by
Sigismund of Brandenburg
Administrator of Magdeburg
1566–1598
Succeeded by
Christian William of Brandenburg