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Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Prussian princess

Prussian princess
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Quick Facts
Intro Prussian princess
Gender female
Birth 29 January 1722 (Wolfenbüttel, Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony, Germany)
Death 13 January 1780 (Berlin, Germany)
Star sign AquariusAquarius
Family
Mother: Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Father: Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Siblings: Friedrich Franz von Braunschweig-WolfenbüttelDuke Ferdinand of Brunswick-WolfenbüttelCharles IDuke of Brunswick-WolfenbüttelDuke Anthony Ulrich of BrunswickDuke Louis Ernest of Brunswick-LüneburgAlbrecht BraunschweigElisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-BevernTherese of Brunswick-WolfenbüttelPrincess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-WolfenbüttelJuliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Spouse: Prince Augustus William of Prussia
Children: Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of OrangeFrederick William II of PrussiaPrince Henry of Prussia (1747–1767)
The details
Biography

Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (Luise Amalie; 29 January 1722 – 13 January 1780) was daughter of Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and his wife Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.

Background

She was born at the Schloss Bevern near Holzminden/Weser. She was the seventh of fourteen children. Her parents were second cousins.

Marriage

On 6 January 1742 she married Prince Augustus William of Prussia, second son of King Frederick William I of Prussia and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover. Prince Augustus William was a younger brother of the reigning Frederick the Great, whose spouse, Luise's own sister, gave him no children. As such, her son was to inherit the Prussian throne in 1786. In her widowhood, she was given the Crown Prince's Palace in Berlin.

Family

Her older sister was Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, wife of Frederick the Great. She was also the sibling of the Queen of Denmark and Norway and the Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.

Issue

Ancestors

Titles and styles

  • 29 January 1722 - 6 January 1742: Her Serene Highness Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
  • 6 January 1742 - 13 January 1780: Her Royal Highness Princess August Wilhelm of Prussia
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http://books.google.com/books?id=AINPAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA51
http://isni.org/isni/0000000007272405
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2011151057
https://d-nb.info/gnd/104201401
https://viaf.org/viaf/29963470
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q267458
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/29963470
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