Albert, Duke of Prussia
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Who is Albert, Duke of Prussia?
Albert, Duke of Prussia: Albert of Prussia was the last Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, who after converting to Lutheranism, became the first monarch of the Duchy of Prussia, the secularized state that emerged from the former Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights. Albert was the first European ruler to establish Protestantism as the official state religion of his lands. He proved instrumental in the political spread of Protestantism in its early stage, ruling the Prussian lands for nearly six decades.
- also known as Albert of Prussia
- born on (525 years ago) in Ansbach, child of Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach and Sophia Jagiellon, Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach
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- died on (447 years ago) in Gvardeysk
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Frederick Albert, duke of Prussia ; and in 1618 John Sigismund united the duchy of Prussia to the electorate, thus bringing it about that the whole country became known as Prussia. The Prussians were a Slavonic people inhabiting the coast ...
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