George William, Elector of Brandenburg

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George William (German: Georg Wilhelm; 13 November 1595 – 1 December 1640), of the Hohenzollern dynasty, was Margrave and Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia from 1619 until his death. His reign was marked by ineffective governance during the Thirty Years' War. He was the father of Frederick William, the "Great Elector".

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George William
Portrait of Georg William by Mathias Czwiczek, c. 1635
Elector of Brandenburg
Duke of Prussia
Reign23 December 1619 – 1 December 1640
PredecessorJohn Sigismund
SuccessorFrederick William
Born(1595-11-13)13 November 1595
Berlin, Electorate of Brandenburg, Holy Roman Empire
Died1 December 1640(1640-12-01) (aged 45)
Königsberg, Duchy of Prussia
IssueLouise Charlotte, Duchess of Courland
Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg
Hedwig Sophia, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel
FatherJohn Sigismund, Margrave of Brandenburg
MotherAnna of Prussia
SignatureGeorge William's signature

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