George William

George William,

1597–1640, elector of Brandenburg (1619–40). Mild and irresolute, he was a Calvinist, yet he ruled a Lutheran people. He failed to turn the strategic position of Brandenburg to advantage in the Thirty Years WarThirty Years War,
1618–48, general European war fought mainly in Germany. General Character of the War

There were many territorial, dynastic, and religious issues that figured in the outbreak and conduct of the war.
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, and his possessions were devastated by the armies of both sides. After a long neutrality, he was in 1631 forced into a Swedish alliance by his brother-in-law, Gustavus IIGustavus II
(Gustavus Adolphus), 1594–1632, king of Sweden (1611–32), son and successor of Charles IX. Military Achievements

Gustavus's excellent education, personal endowments, and early experience in affairs of state prepared him for his crucial role
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. After the Swedish defeat at Nördlingen (1634), he changed sides and, influenced by his powerful Catholic minister, Adam von Schwarzenberg, allied himself with the Holy Roman emperor (Treaty of Prague, 1635). The Swedes ravaged N Brandenburg. Discouraged by the invasions and misfortunes of his realm, George William retired to Königsberg (1638), leaving the state to Schwarzenberg's management. He was succeeded by his son, Frederick WilliamFrederick William,
known as the Great Elector,
1620–88, elector of Brandenburg (1640–88), son and successor of George William. At his accession the scattered lands of the Hohenzollern were devastated and depopulated by the Thirty Years War and occupied by
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 (the Great Elector).
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They had the following children: Joan Winifred married Leonard Young, George William married Doreen Jones, Annie Elizabeth married Douglas Woodbridge, Marie married Dennis Cartmell, Fred Carlston married Betty Tew, John Lacy married Jean Tyrrell, William Thomas married Mavis Huddart, Leslie married Irene Jones, Terence Joseph Franks married Christine Bird.
Predeceased by her loving husbands Frederick Phillips and George William Darling and by her brother, Reginald Canham.
LAHORE, November 11, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Airport security forces (ASF) have recovered huge cache of illegal cartridges from a seventy years old American citizen Gary George William at Allama Iqbal International airport on Thursday.
Arthur George William Liddell of Montreal and F/Sgt Charles Brown Wylie of Hazenmore, Sask.
Information about Sadie Oglesby, Alain Locke, Dorothy Champ, Coralie Franklin Cook and George William Cooke, Dizzy Gillespie, Elsie Austin, Louis Turner, and Robert Turner is presented along with many other pioneers of the Black Baha'i movement in North America.
This work may thus underestimate the role of stressful events in initiating endogenous depression, conclude George William Brown, a psychologist at the University of London, and his coworkers.
George William Dance, who grew up in Throckley, died at his son Wayne's home following a hip operation, on Tuesday, November 22.
HE'S the man who gave Goodison Park its name - yet little has ever been recorded about the life of George William Goodison, a city engineer who had a road named after him because of his expertise at planning trenches for sewage pipes
Carols survivors are her two sons, Terence Michael OKeefe of Culver City, CA and James Christopher OKeefe of Richmond, VA and her siblings, Katherine Janet Petty of Wilmington, NC and George William Petty of Jefferson, GA.
The results were: George William Burlison (Labour) 1,187 votes; Redvers Frederick Crooks (Liberal Democrat) 1,037 votes; Ian Rutland (Independent) 267 votes; Patricia Wynne (Conservative) 246 votes.