Eleanor of Prussia
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|Eleanor of Prussia|
21 August 1583|
|Died||9 April 1607
|Noble family||House of Hohenzollern|
|Spouse(s)||Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg|
Marie Eleonore of Brandenburg
|Father||Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia|
|Mother||Marie Eleonore of Cleves|
Eleanor was the fourth daughter of Albert Frederick of Prussia (1553–1618), from his marriage to Marie Eleonore (1550–1608), daughter of Duke William "the Rich" of Jülich-Cleves-Berg. The princess grew up with her sisters in Königsberg Castle.
She married Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg (1546–1608), in Berlin on 2 November 1603 as his second wife. They married for political reasons: on the one hand, Joachim Frederick hoped to strengthen his influence on Prussia, where he acted as regent for Eleanor's insane father; on the other hand, he hoped to gain control of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, Eleanor's maternal inheritance.
From her marriage Eleanor had one daughter, Maria Eleonore, who married Count Palatine Louis Philip, Count Palatine of Simmern-Kaiserslautern in 1631.
References and sources
- Friederike Bornhak: Eleonora von Preussen: Kurfürstin von Brandenburg, zweite Gemahlin des kurfürsten Joachim Friedrich von Brandenburg, geboren 1583, gestorben 1607, S. Geibel, 1889
- Brozat, Dieter: Der Berliner Dom, Berlin, 1985, ISBN 3-7759-0271-6
- Ernst Daniel Martin Kirchner: Die Kurfürstinnen und Königinnen auf dem Throne der Hohenzollern, part 2: Die letzten acht Kurfürstinnen, Berlin, 1867, pp. 107-130 (with a portrait of Eleanor of Prussia).
Eleanor of PrussiaBorn: 21 August 1583 Died: 9 April 1607
Title last held byCatherine of Brandenburg-Küstrin
|Electress consort of Brandenburg
23 October 1603 – 9 April 1607
Title next held byAnna of Prussia