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John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg

1572 - 1619

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John Sigismund (German: Johann Sigismund; 8 November 1572 – 23 December 1619) was a Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg from the House of Hohenzollern. He became the Duke of Prussia through his marriage to Duchess Anna, the eldest daughter of Duke Albert Frederick of Prussia who died without sons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg has received more than 170,879 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg is the 2,045th most popular politician (up from 2,076th in 2019), the 577th most popular biography from Germany (down from 548th in 2019) and the 147th most popular German Politician.

John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, is most famous for being the first ruler to accept the Protestant Reformation. He was also the ruler of Prussia from 1618-1619.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 2,045 out of 15,710Before him are Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Karl Radek, Guillaume de Nogaret, Joseph McCarthy, Astyanax, and Nikola IV Zrinski. After him are Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Cleopatra VI of Egypt, Amenemhat IV, Hans Luther, Emperor Renzong of Song, and Andrew III of Hungary.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1572, John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 3Before him are John Donne and Johann Bayer. After him are Ben Jonson, Cornelis Drebbel, Sigismund Báthory, Cyril Lucaris, Jane Frances de Chantal, Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, Izumo no Okuni, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Marie Elisabeth of France. Among people deceased in 1619, John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 5Before him are Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor, Safiye Sultan, Anne of Denmark, and Hans Lippershey. After him are Ludovico Carracci, Lucilio Vanini, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Lawrence of Brindisi, Shimazu Yoshihiro, Hieronymus Fabricius, and Denis Calvaert.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 577 out of 5,289Before him are Henning von Tresckow (1901), August Schleicher (1821), Simon Marius (1573), Hans Morgenthau (1904), Johann Reuchlin (1455), and Rudolf Bultmann (1884). After him are Hans Luther (1879), Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1673), Joachim Löw (1960), Ernst Mayr (1904), Hermann Müller (1876), and Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse (1837).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg ranks 147Before him are Julia Drusilla (16), Otto Strasser (1897), Heinrich Brüning (1885), Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1817), Jürgen Stroop (1895), and Rupert, King of Germany (1352). After him are Hans Luther (1879), Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1673), Hermann Müller (1876), Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse (1837), August Bebel (1840), and Maria Anna of Bavaria (1551).