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Albert of Prussia

(the Elder; Albrecht von Ansbach; 1490–1568). Last grand master of Teutonic Knights (see Military Religious Orders, c), first Hohenzollern duke of Prussia; b. Ansbach, Ger.; chosen grand master of Teutonic Knights 1511; won for Lutheranism by A. Osiander* the Elder 1522; in 1523 M. Luther* advised him to dissolve the order and to marry; Prussia became his duchy 1525; founded U. of Königsberg (now Kaliningrad) 1544 (destroyed in WW II). See also Chemnitz, Martin; George of Brandenburg-Ansbach; Germany, B; Lutheran Confessions, A 5.

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