Kasimir von Brandenburg Kulmbach
- Category : Notable-Famous-Royal-family
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Tension 3
German royalty, the Margrave of Bayreuth from 1515 to 1527. He was the son of Frederick I and his wife Princess Sofia.
From 1498, his father granted him the position of stadtholder of the margraviate during his extensive travels. He ruled under the guidance of experienced advisors. In 1515, Casimir and his brother George deposed their father, who had greatly burdened the finances of the margraviate with his lavish lifestyle. As his brother often stayed at the Hungarian royal court, Casimir ruled Brandenburg-Ansbach on his behalf.
The overthrow of their father outraged his other brothers and led to far-reaching political countermeasures. When Elector Joachim I of Brandenburg visited Kulmbach during his journey to Augsburg and wanted to plead for the release of Frederick I, he was denied access to the Plassenburg. Joachim's brother Albert turned against him and sided with the Emperor and was rewarded with a cardinal's hat. The dispute was resolved, when an agreement was reached in 1522 in which the demands of the other brothers were met.
Casimir died at Buda on 21 September 1527. His brother George took up the regency of Brandenburg-Kulmbach until Albert II Alcibiades came of age in 1541.
On 25 August 1518, Casimir married Susanna of Bavaria, the daughter of Duke Albert IV of Bavaria. They had five children: Marie of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (1519-1567); Catherine (1520–1521); Albert II Alcibiades (1522–1557), Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach; Kunigunde (1524–1558); and Frederick (1525).