Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress of Brandenburg

Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate (1597–1660) by their court painter Mathias Czwiczek

Electress consort of Brandenburg as the wife of George William, Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia, and the mother of Frederick William of Brandenburg, the "Great Elector".

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George William, Elector of Brandenburg

Margrave and elector of Brandenburg and duke of Prussia from 1619 until his death.

Portrait of Georg William by Mathias Czwiczek, c. 1635

In 1616, he married Elisabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate.

Frederick V of the Palatinate

The Elector Palatine of the Rhine in the Holy Roman Empire from 1610 to 1623, and reigned as King of Bohemia from 1619 to 1620.

Portrait by Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt, c. 1630
Frederick's coat of arms
Map showing the Electoral Palatinate in the Holy Roman Empire. As son and heir of Frederick IV, Elector Palatine (1574–1610), Frederick was the hereditary ruler of the Palatinate.
Portrait of Frederick by Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt, 1613.
Elizabeth Stuart (1596–1662), 1613.
Heidelberg Castle and the Hortus Palatinus commissioned by Frederick, and designed by English architect Inigo Jones (1573–1652) and French engineer Salomon de Caus (1576–1626), painting by Jacques Fouquier.
Frederick in Roman garb.
Frederick's chancellor Christian I, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg (1568–1630).
Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578–1637), who was elected King of Bohemia in 1617 and who would later claim that Frederick had usurped his rightful claim to the throne of Bohemia.
Frederick
Coronation of Frederick V in St. Vitus Cathedral, 4 November 1619.
Bohemia 1620, retrospective coronation medal of King Frederic Elector Palatine of the Rhine. Obverse
The reverse of this medallion: 5 hands holding the Bohemian royal crown over the Palatinate Lion lying with a scepter in his right paw, and his left paw lying on the orb
This 1619 Imperial pamphlet, containing a chronogram, was the first to dub Frederick "The Winter King".
Frederick V on horseback with Prague in the background.
Depiction of the Battle of White Mountain by Peter Snayers (1592–1667), 1620.
1620 pamphlet mocking Frederick's flight from Prague.
Ernst von Mansfeld (1580–1626), soldier who held on to Frederick's Palatine inheritance until 1622.
Heidelberg is taken by the forces of Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559–1632) on 19 September 1622.
1623 edict by Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578–1637) awarding Frederick's lands and titles to Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (1573–1651).
The winter palace constructed for Frederick V at Rhenen between 1629 and 1631.

Two of Frederick V's sisters were married to leading Protestant princes: his sister Luise Juliane to his one-time guardian John II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, and his sister Elizabeth Charlotte to George William, Elector of Brandenburg.

Frederick IV, Elector Palatine

Frederick IV, Elector Palatine of the Rhine (Kurfürst Friedrich IV.

Frederick IV, Elector Palatine

Elisabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate (Neumarkt, 19 November 1597 - Crossen an der Oder, 26 April 1660); married in 1616 to Elector George William of Brandenburg.

Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg

Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia, thus ruler of Brandenburg-Prussia, from 1640 until his death in 1688.

Portrait by Frans Luycx, 1650
Frederick William in 1642, portrait by Matthias Czwiczek
Statue of Frederick William at Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin
Painting of his 1646 wedding ceremony by Johannes Mytens
Frederick William in 1687/88, portrait by Gedeon Romandon

Elector Frederick William was born in Berlin to George William, Elector of Brandenburg, and Elisabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate.

Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau

Countess consort of the Palatinate by marriage to Frederick IV, Elector Palatine, and took part in the regency government of her son between 1610 and 1614.

Louise Juliana of Orange-Nassau
Louise Juliana during her childhood.

Elisabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate (Neumarkt, 19 November 1597 - Crossen an der Oder, 26 April 1660); married in 1616 to Elector George William of Brandenburg.

Princess Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg

Duchess consort of Courland by marriage to Duke Jacob Kettler of Courland.

She was born to George William, Elector of Brandenburg and Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate.

Princess Hedwig Sophie of Brandenburg

Landgravine consort of Hesse-Kassel by marriage to William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and regent from 1663 until 1677 during the minority of her sons, William VII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel and Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel.

She was the daughter of George William, Elector of Brandenburg and Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate.

1660

January 1

The Stuart Restoration begins.
Arnold Houbraken
George I of Great Britain
Govert Flinck
Frans van Schooten
Jacob Cats

April 26 – Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, wife of George William (b. 1597)

1597

January 24 – Battle of Turnhout: Maurice of Nassau defeats a Spanish force under Jean de Rie of Varas, in the Netherlands.

October 26: Battle of Myeongnyang
Andreas Libavius's Alchemia, an early chemistry text, is published.
Henry Gage
Justus Sustermans
Willem Barentsz
Edward Kelley
Saint Peter Canisius

November 19 – Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, wife of George William (d. 1660)