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  2. John Sigismund | elector of Brandenburg | Britannica

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    John Sigismund, German Johann Sigismund, (born Nov. 8, 1572—died Jan. 2, 1620), elector of Brandenburg from 1608, who united his domain with that of Prussia. His marriage in 1594 to Anna, the daughter of Albert Frederick of Prussia, made him heir to the title of that duchy, and he became duke of Prussia in 1618.

  3. Sigismund I | king of Poland | Britannica

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    Sigismund I, byname Sigismund the Old, Polish Zygmunt Stary, (born Jan. 1, 1467—died April 1, 1548, Kraków, Pol.), king who established Polish suzerainty over Ducal Prussia (East Prussia) and incorporated the duchy of Mazovia into the Polish state.

  4. Prince Sigismund of Prussia (1864–1866) — Wikipedia ...

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    Prince Fran­cis Fred­er­ick Sigis­mund of Prussia ( Ger­man: Franz Fried­rich Sigismund; 15 Sep­tem­ber 1864 – 18 June 1866) was the fourth child and third son of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Prus­sia, later Ger­man Em­peror Fred­er­ick III and Em­press Vic­to­ria.

  5. Silesia, a rich province with many flourishing towns and an advanced economy, was an important acquisition for Prussia. Frederick’s wars not only established his personal reputation as a military genius but also won recognition for Prussia as one of the Great Powers. First Partition of Poland

  6. House of Hohenzollern - Wikipedia

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    The Hohenzollerns were overthrown and the Weimar Republic was established, thus bringing an end to the German monarchy and Prussian monarchy. Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia is the current head of the formerly royal Prussian line, while Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern is the head of the formerly princely Swabian line. [6]

  7. Franz Joseph, also called Francis Joseph, (born August 18, 1830, Schloss Schönbrunn, near Vienna, Austria—died November 21, 1916, Schloss Schönbrunn), emperor of Austria (1848–1916) and king of Hungary (1867–1916), who divided his empire into the Dual Monarchy, in which Austria and Hungary coexisted as equal partners.

  8. List of rulers of Brandenburg - Wikipedia

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    Also Duke of Prussia. In 1701 became the first King in Prussia, as Frederick I. Electorate and Margraviate of Brandenburg annexed to Prussia: George Frederick II: 3 May 1678: 1692–1703: 29 March 1703: Margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach: Unmarried: Died without descendants; he was succeeded by his brother. Philip William: 19 May 1669: 1692 ...

  9. Frederick II | Biography, Accomplishments, Wars ...

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    Frederick II, byname Frederick the Great, German Friedrich der Grosse, (born January 24, 1712, Berlin, Prussia [Germany]—died August 17, 1786, Potsdam, near Berlin), king of Prussia (1740–86), a brilliant military campaigner who, in a series of diplomatic stratagems and wars against Austria and other powers, greatly enlarged Prussia’s territories and made Prussia the foremost military ...

  10. Frederick III, German Emperor - Wikipedia

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    Upon Wilhelm's death at the age of ninety on 9 March 1888, the thrones passed to Frederick, who had been German Crown Prince for seventeen years and Crown Prince of Prussia for twenty-seven years. Frederick was suffering from cancer of the larynx when he died, aged fifty-six, following unsuccessful medical treatments for his condition.

  11. Wilhelm II, German Emperor - Wikipedia

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    Born during the reign of his great-uncle Frederick William IV of Prussia, Wilhelm was the son of Prince Frederick William and Victoria, Princess Royal. Through his mother, he was the eldest grandchild of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. In March 1888, Wilhelm's father ascended the German and Prussian thrones as Frederick III.