Margrave of Brandenburg-k%c3%bcstrin
Born Aug 3, 1513
Died Jan 13, 1571
Other Names Hans von K%C3%BCs...

John of Brandenburg-Küstrin, was a member of the House of Hohenzollern and a Margrave of Brandenburg-Küstrin.

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1513 Birth Born on August 3, 1513.


1535 21 Years Old Joachim I had decreed in his will decreed that his country would be divided between his sons, John and Joachim II. When Joachim I died on 11 July 1535, the Margraviate of Brandenburg-Küstrin was created for John; it consisted of the territories of Neumark with Dramburg and Schivelbein, the County of Sternberg, Krosno Odrzańskie with Züllichau and Lubsko and the Loardship of Cottbus with Peitz, altogether about 12,500 square kilometers. … Read More
1538 24 Years Old With his accession, the area was changed to protestantism and in 1538 he joined the Schmalkaldic League. … Read More


1548 34 Years Old At the Imperial Diet in Augsburg in 1548, where Charles V dictated the Augsburg Interim, John came into conflict with the Emperor. … Read More
1551 37 Years Old A group of German princes led by Elector Maurice of Saxony, and supported by France, opposed the Interim of Augsburg. After a dispute with Maurice in the hunting castle Annaburg in Lochau in 1551, John decided not to join this group. … Read More


1571 57 Years Old Died on January 13, 1571.
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