John George, Elector of Brandenburg

1525 - 1598

John George, Elector of Brandenburg

John George of Brandenburg (German: Johann Georg) (11 September 1525 – 8 January 1598) was a Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg (1571–1598) and a Duke of Prussia. A member of the House of Hohenzollern, he was the son of Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg, and his first wife Magdalena of Saxony. Faced with large debts accumulated during the reign of his father, John George instituted a grain tax which drove part of the peasantry into dependence on a nobility that was exempt from taxation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John George, Elector of Brandenburg has received more than 96,863 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,763rd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, John George, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 3,740 out of 14,801Before him are Martin Schulz, Ottavio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Liutprand, King of the Lombards, Gaius Calpurnius Piso, Al-Hakam I, and Catherine of Sweden, Countess Palatine of Kleeburg. After him are Haman, Inge the Younger, Rafi Eitan, Otto I, Duke of Bavaria, Herennius Etruscus, and Wei Zhongxian.

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Among people born in 1525, John George, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 5Before him are Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Nurbanu Sultan, Şehzade Bayezid, and Carolus Clusius. After him are Zhang Juzheng, Giovanni Battista Moroni, Germain Pilon, and John Albert I, Duke of Mecklenburg. Among people deceased in 1598, John George, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 7Before him are Philip II of Spain, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Feodor I of Russia, Abraham Ortelius, Yi Sun-sin, and Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland. After him are William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, Theodor de Bry, Henri Estienne, Abdullah Khan II, and Paolo Boi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, John George, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 963 out of 3,763Before him are Erwin Neher (1944), August von Wassermann (1866), Heinrich von Vietinghoff (1887), Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884), Marie d'Agoult (1805), and Johann Adam Schall von Bell (1591). After him are Wilhelm Busch (1832), Boris Becker (1967), Leopold I, Margrave of Austria (940), Claudia Schiffer (1970), Paul Natorp (1854), and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1854).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, John George, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 265Before him are Joseph Wirth (1879), Princess Marianne of the Netherlands (1810), Isidor Straus (null), Princess Anna Sophie of Denmark (1647), Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (1757), and Herschel Grynszpan (1921). After him are Leopold I, Margrave of Austria (940), Sabine Bergmann-Pohl (1946), Constantin Fehrenbach (1852), Maria of Yugoslavia (1900), Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern (1811), and Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1696).

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