See also:prince of
See also:Bayreuth, surnamed THE WARLIKE, and also
See also:ALCIBIADES, was a son of Casimir, prince of Bayreuth, and a member of the Franconian branch of the
See also:family .
See also:Born at
See also:Ansbach on the 28th of
See also:March 1522, he lost his
See also:father in 1527 and came under the guardianship of his
See also:George; prince of Ansbach, a strong adherent of the reformed doctrines . In 1541 he received Bayreuth as his
See also:share of the family. lands, and as the chief
See also:town of his principality was
See also:Kulmbach he is sometimes referred to as the
See also:margrave of
See also:Brandenburg-Kulmbach . His restless and turbulent nature marked him out for a military career; and having collected a small
See also:band of soldiers, he assisted the emperor
See also:Charles V. in his war with France in 1543 . The peace of Crepy in
See also:September 1544 deprived him of this employment, but he had won a considerable reputation, and when Charles was preparing to attack the
See also:league of
See also:Schmalkalden, he took pains to win
See also:Albert's assistance . Sharing in the attack on the Saxon electorate, Albert was taken prisoner at Rochlitz in March 1547 by
See also:Frederick, elector of Saxony, but was released as a result of the emperor's victory at Miihlberg in the succeeding
See also:April . He then followed the fortunes of his friend
See also:Maurice, the new elector of Saxony, deserted Charles, and joined the league which
See also:pro-posed to overthrow the emperor by an
See also:alliance with
See also:Henry II. of France . He took
See also:part in the subsequent
See also:campaign, but when the treaty of
See also:Passau was signed in
See also:August 1552 he separated himself from his
See also:allies and began a crusade of
See also:plunder in Fran- ' conia . Having extorted a large sum of
See also:money from the burghers of
See also:Nuremberg, he quarrelled with his supporter, the French
See also:king, and offered his services to the emperor . Charles, anxious to secure such a famous fighter, gladly assented to Albert's demands and gave the imperial sanction to his possession of the lands taken from the bishops of
See also:Wurzburg and
See also:Bamberg; and his conspicuous bravery was of
See also:great value to the emperor on the retreat from
See also:Metz in
See also:January 1553 . When Charles
See also:left Germany a few
See also:weeks later, Albert renewed his depredations in
See also:Franconia . These soon became so serious that a league was formed to crush him, and Maurice of Saxony led an army against his former comrade .
See also:rival forces met at Sievershausen on the 9th of
See also:July 1553, and after a combat of unusual ferocity Albert was put to
See also:flight . Henry II., duke of
See also:Brunswick, then took command of the troops of the league, and after Albert had been placed under the imperial
See also:ban in
See also:December 1553 he was defeated by Duke Henry, and compelled to fly to France . He there entered the service of Henry II., and had undertaken a campaign to regain his lands when he died at
See also:Pforzheim on the 8th of January 1557• See J . Voigt, Markgraf Albrecht Alcibiades von Brandenburg- . Kulmbach (Berlin, 1852) .
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