Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg

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


Joachim III Frederick was born in Cölln to John George, Elector of Brandenburg, and Sophie, Princess of Liegnitz (Legnica). He succeeded his father in 1598, and he was administrator of the Archbishopric of Magdeburg from 1566 to 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 I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Küstrin, and Catherine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Joachim Frederick's second marriage, on 23 October 1603, was to Eleonore 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", though the Pomeranian titles were only nominal.

Children of Joachim Frederick and Catherine, Princess of Brandenburg-Küstrin:

Child of Joachim Frederick and Eleonore of Hohenzollern:

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