Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt

Christian Ludwig (24 May 1677 3 September 1734), a member of the House of Hohenzollern, was a Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt 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. He is best known as the recipient of Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg concertos.[1]

Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Christian Ludwig wearing the red tunic of his Infantry Regiment, painting by Antoine Pesne (about 1710)
Born(1677-05-24)24 May 1677
Berlin, Brandenburg
Died3 September 1734(1734-09-03) (aged 57)
Malchow, Brandenburg
FatherFrederick William, Elector of Brandenburg
MotherSophia Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
OccupationMilitary officer

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