Jacob Kettler

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Birthday
28, 1610
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Jan 1, 1682 (71)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
28, 1610
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Jan 1, 1682 (71)

About

Baltic German Duke of the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia who reigned from 1642 until his death forty years later. 

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Leipzig and was interested in the idea of mercantilism.

Trivia

He brought the duchy to its greatest peak in wealth and engaged in significant colonization.

Family Life

He married Margravine Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg.

Associated With

He and Prince Charles were both dukes in their respective countries.