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Karl Alexander von Brandenburg-Ansbach, Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach, Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth, was born 24 February 1736 in Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany to Karl Wilhelm Friedrich von Brandenburg-Ansbach (1712-1757) and Friederike Luise von Preußen (1714-1784) and died 5 January 1806 at Benham Castle in Speen, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom of a short illness caused by lung disease. He married Friederike Caroline von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld (1735-1791) 22 November 1754 in Coburg, Bavaria, Germany. He married Elizabeth Berkeley (1750-1828) October 1791 in Lisbon, Portugal. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Henry II of England (1133-1189), Alfred the Great (849-899), Willem van Oranje (1533-1584), Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329). Ancestors are from Germany, the United Kingdom, Denmark, England, France, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Bohemia, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, Israel, Ireland, Scotland, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden, Canaan.


He was the last Margrave of the two Franconian principalities Brandenburg-Ansbach and Brandenburg-Bayreuth, which he sold to the King of Prussia, a fellow member of the House of Hohenzollern.


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