Albert Frederick

Duke of Prussia Albert Frederick

Profession: Duke of Prussia


Biography: Albert Frederick was the Duke of Prussia, coming to power in 1569 after paying feudal homage to his cousin, Zygmunt August, who was then the King of Poland.

While he technically reigned until 1603, though was noted to have shown signs of mental disorder since 1572. The regency was first controlled in his stead by his cousin George Frederick. Joachim Frederick then served as regent from 1611

Upon Albert Frederick's death in 1618, John Sigismund, the son of Joachim Frederick, was made Duke of Prussia by King Sigismund III Vasa.

Born: May 7, 1553
Birthplace: Konigsberg, Prussia, Duchy of Prussia
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: August 28, 1618 (aged 65)

Historical Events

  • 1569-07-19 Albert Frederick becomes Duke of Prussia

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