Johann Sigismund von Brandenburg, Markgraf von Brandenburg, Kurfürst von Brandenburg, Administrator des Herzogtums Preußen, was born 8 November 1572 in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany to Joachim III. Frederick von Brandenburg (1546-1608) and Katharina von Brandenburg-Küstrin (1549-1602) and died 2 January 1620 in Berlin, Germany of unspecified causes. He married Anna von Preußen (1576-1625) 30 October 1594 in Königsberg, Russia. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Rurik (c832-879). Ancestors are from Germany, Denmark, France, the United Kingdom, Poland, Austria, Lithuania, Belarus, Bohemia, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Hungary, the Netherlands, Turkey.


Offspring of Joachim III. Frederick von Brandenburg and Katharina von Brandenburg-Küstrin (1549-1602)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Johann Sigismund von Brandenburg (1572-1620) 8 November 1572 Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany 2 January 1620 Berlin, Germany Anna von Preußen (1576-1625)

Anna Katharina von Brandenburg (1575-1612) 26 June 1575 Halle, Germany 8 April 1612 Copenhagen, Denmark Christian IV of Denmark (1577-1648)

Johann Georg von Brandenburg-Jägerndorf (1577-1624) 16 December 1577 Wolmirstedt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany 12 March 1624 Levoca, Slovakia Eve Christine von Württemberg (1590-1657)

August von Brandenburg (1580-1601)
Albrecht Friedrich von Brandenburg (1582-1600)
Joachim von Brandenburg (1583-1600)
Ernst von Brandenburg (1583-1613)
Barbara Sophia von Brandenburg (1584-1636) 26 November 1584 Berlin 23 February 1636 Strasbourg Johann Friedrich von Württemberg-Stuttgart (1582-1628)

Christian Wilhelm von Brandenburg (1587-1665) 7 September 1587 Wolmirstedt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany 11 January 1665 Kloster Zinna, Brandenburg, Germany Dorothea von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1596-1643)
Barbara Eusebia von Martinic (-1656)
Maximiliane von Salm-Neuburg (1608-1663)

Offspring of Joachim III. Frederick von Brandenburg and Eleonore von Preußen (1583-1607)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Marie Eleonore von Brandenburg (1607-1675)


Offspring of Johann Sigismund von Brandenburg and Anna von Preußen (1576-1625)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Georg Wilhelm von Brandenburg (1595-1640) 13 November 1595 Berlin, Germany 1 December 1640 Königsberg, Russia (Prussia) Elisabeth Charlotte von der Pfalz (1597-1660)

Anna Sophia von Brandenburg (1598-29)
Maria Eleonora von Brandenburg (1599-1655) 21 November 1599 Königsberg (Prussia) 28 March 1655 Stockholm, Sweden Gustav II Adolf of Sweden (1594-1632)

Katharine von Brandenburg (1602-1644)
Joachim Sigismund von Brandenburg (1603-1625)
Agnes von Brandenburg (1606-1607)
Johann Friedrich von Brandenburg (1607-1608)
Albrecht Christian von Brandenburg (1609-1609)
Johann Sigismund von Brandenburg (1572-1620)
Born: 8 November 1572 Died: 23 December 1619
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Joachim Frederick
Elector of Brandenburg
Succeeded by
George William
Margrave of Brandenburg
Preceded by
Albert Frederick
Duke of Prussia
vassal of Poland

Title last held by
John William
Duke of Cleves,
Count of Mark,
Count of Ravensburg

Incorporated into Brandenburg

Common ancestors of Johann Sigismund von Brandenburg (1572-1620) and Anna von Preußen (1576-1625)

  1. Albrecht III. Achilles von Brandenburg (1414-1486)
  2. Anna von Sachsen (1437-1512)
  3. Casimir IV of Poland (1427-1492)
  4. Christina von Sachsen (1461-1521)
  5. Elisabeth of Denmark (1485-1555)
  6. Elisabeth von Habsburg (1436-1505)
  7. Elisabeth von Habsburg (1437-1505)
  8. Elisabeth zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (-c1520)
  9. Friedrich II. von Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach (1460-1536)
  10. Hans of Denmark (1455-1513)
  11. Joachim I. Nestor von Brandenburg (1484-1535)
  12. Johann Cicero von Brandenburg (1455-1499)
  13. Margarete von Sachsen (1449-1501)
  14. Sofia of Poland (1464-1512)
  15. Wilhelm II. von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (c1425-1503)

Noteworthy descendants include

  1. Marie Luise von Hessen-Kassel (1688-1765)

Footnotes (including sources)

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