William Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach

William Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (8 January 1686 – 7 January 1723), was Margrave of the Principality of Brandenburg-Ansbach from 1703 until his death in 1723. He was the younger brother of Caroline of Ansbach and thus brother-in-law of George II of Great Britain.

William Frederick
Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
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Born(1686-01-08)8 January 1686
Ansbach
Died7 January 1723(1723-01-07) (aged 36)
Unterreichenbach
Noble familyHohenzollern
Spouse(s)Christiane Charlotte of Württemberg-Winnental
Issue
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Margravine Eleonore
Margrave Frederick Charles
FatherJohn Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
MotherPrincess Eleonore Erdmuthe of Saxe-Eisenach

William Frederick was born in Ansbach in 1686 to John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and his second wife, Eleonore Erdmuthe of Saxe-Eisenach. His two surviving half-brothers, Margraves Christian Albert and George Frederick II, both died unmarried and without legitimate issue.

He married his first cousin, Christiane Charlotte of Württemberg-Winnental. He died in Unterreichenbach and was succeeded by his son Charles William Frederick, called "The Wild Margrave".

William Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Born: 8 January 1686 Died: 7 January 1723
Preceded by
George Frederick II
Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
1703–1723
Succeeded by
Charles William Frederick