Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt

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Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt Gender: M
born on 14 May 1677 Jul.Cal. (24 May 1677 greg.) at 16:30 (= 4:30 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 03°51' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 15°11 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 27°57'

Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt Christian Ludwig (1710)


Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt, member of the House of Hohenzollern, and a military officer of the Prussian Army. The margravial title was given to princes of the Prussian Royal House and did not express a territorial status. The music-loving Christian Ludwig is best known as the recipient of Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg concertos. He died on 3 September 1734, aged 57, in Malchow, Brandenburg.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded news report from "Amsterdamse courant," 1 June 1677, p. 2: "Berlijn den 25 Mey. Gifteren avondt ten 5 uuren is onfe Ceurvorftinne van een jonge Prins verloft."

(Berlin, 25 May: Yesterday in the evening at 5 o'clock our Princess gave birth to a Prince).

The Amsterdamse courant is from the Netherlands which adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1583, so the dates are presumably from that calendar.

Scholfield quotes from The Present State of the Universe, Or an Account of I. The Rise, Birth ... of All the Present Chief Princes of the World (Randall Taylor, 1694), p. 25: "Charles, or Christian-Lewis, born at four of the clock in the Afternoon, May 14 or 17. 1677."

The Julian date of 14 May is 24 May in the Gregorian calendar. Two times are given, 4pm and 5pm, so 4:30pm is used.


  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Army officer)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hohenzollern, Prussia)