Joachim II Hector (German: Joachim II. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. Hector or Hektor; 13 January 1505 – 3 January 1571) was a Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg (1535-1571). Events 532 - Nika riots in Constantinople. 888 - Odo Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. The Prince-Electors (or simply Electors) of the Holy Roman Empire ( German: Kurfürst ( pl The Margraviate of Brandenburg (Markgrafschaft Brandenburg was a major Principality of the Holy Roman Empire from 1157 to 1806 A member of the House of Hohenzollern, Joachim II was the son of Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg. Joachim I Nestor ( 21 February 1484 – 11 July 1535) was a Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg (1499-1535 He was nicknamed after Hector of Greek mythology. In Greek mythology, Hectōr ( "holding fast" or Hektōr, is a Trojan prince and one of the greatest fighters in the Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the ancient Greeks concerning their gods and Heroes the nature of the world and the origins and significance
Joachim II was born in Cölln. In the 13th century Cölln was the sister town of Altberlin, located on the southern Spree Island in the Margraviate of Brandenburg. His first marriage was to Magdalene of Saxony. The Free State of Saxony (Freistaat Sachsen ˈzaksən Swobodny Stat Sakska is the easternmost federal state of Germany.
Joachim Nestor had made his sons sign an inheritance contract in which they promised to remain Roman Catholic; had Joachim Hector not signed this pact, he would likely have been passed over in the line of inheritance.
After the death of Magdalena in 1534, Joachim Hector married Hedwig (Jadwiga) of Poland, daughter of Sigismund I the Old of Poland-Lithuania, in 1535. Sigismund I the Old (Zygmunt I Stary Žygimantas II Senasis 1 January 1467 – 1 April 1548) of the Jagiellon dynasty reigned as The term Polish–Lithuanian Union sometimes called as United Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania refers to a series of acts and alliances between the Kingdom of Poland As the Jagiellon dynasty was Catholic, Joachim II promised Sigismund he would not make Hedwig change her religion. The Jagiellons (Jogailaičiai Jagiellonowie were a royal Dynasty originating from Lithuanian House of Gediminas dynasty that reigned in Central European
In 1545 Joachim II held a gala double wedding celebration for his two children, John George and Barbara. John George (Johann Georg 11 September 1525 &ndash 8 January 1598) was a Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg They were married to Sophie and George, both children of the Silesian Piasta Duke of Liegnitz, Frederick II. Etymology One theory claims that the name Silesia is derived from the Silingi, who were most likely a Vandalic (East Germanic people Piast dynasty is the name used since the 17th century for Polish Royal Dynasty that ruled Poland from its beginnings as Duchy ruled by Mieszko Legnica (Liegnitz is a City on the Kaczawa river in Lower Silesia in south-western Poland.
Long drawn to the Lutheran faith and always seeking balance between Protestant and Roman Catholic factions, Joachim II did not officially profess the Lutheran Creed until 1555, after the deaths of Joachim Nestor (1535) and Sigismund I (1548). Lutheranism is a major branch of Western Christianity that identifies with the teachings of the sixteenth-century German reformer Martin Luther Protestantism refers to the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated in the 16th century Protestant Reformation.
Joachim II died in Köpenick. Köpenick is an area in the borough of Treptow-Köpenick in Berlin.
|Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg||Father:|
Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg
John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg
Albert III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg
Margarete of Baden
Margaret of Thuringia
William III, Duke of Luxembourg
Anne, Duchess of Luxembourg
John of Denmark
Christian I of Denmark
Dorothea of Brandenburg
Christina of Saxony
Frederick II, Elector of Saxony
Margarete of Austria
Joachim II Hector, Elector of BrandenburgBorn: 1505 Died: 1571
Joachim I Nestor
|Elector of Brandenburg|
1535 – 1571