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Prince Louis Charles of Prussia

Prince Louis Charles of Prussia

German prince
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German prince
A.K.A. Ludwig
Gender male
Birth November 5, 1773 (Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany)
Death December 28, 1796 (Berlin, Germany)
Mother: Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt
Father: Frederick William II of Prussia
Siblings: Frederick William III of PrussiaPrince Wilhelm of PrussiaFriedrich WilhelmCount BrandenburgAlexander MarkHendrik van PruisenGustav Adolf IngenheimWilhelmine of PrussiaQueen of the NetherlandsPrincess Frederica Charlotte of PrussiaPrincess Augusta of PrussiaMarianne von the MarkJulie von Brandenburg
Spouse: Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Children: Princess Frederica Wilhelmina of PrussiaPrince Frederick of Prussia
The details

Prince Louis Charles of Prussia (German: Friedrich Ludwig Karl von Preußen; Potsdam, 5 November 1773 – Berlin, 28 December 1796) was the second son and third child of Frederick William II of Prussia and Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt.


Marriage and issue

On 26 December 1793 in Berlin, Prussia, Prince Louis married HSH Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, youngest daughter of Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and sister of Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of his brother Frederick.

They had three children:

  • HRH Prince Frederick Wilhelm Ludwig of Prussia (30 October 1794 - 27 July 1863); married Princess Luise of Anhalt-Bernburg (1799–1882); father of Prince George and Prince Alexander of Prussia.
  • HRH Prince Charles of Prussia (26 September 1795 - 6 April 1798).
  • HRH Princess Frederica Wilhelmina Louise Amalia of Prussia (30 September 1796 - 1 January 1850); married Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau (1794–1871) and had issue.

Prince Louis Charles died aged 23 from diphtheria.

His widow went on to marry twice more, becoming Queen of Hanover by her last marriage.

Titles, styles, honours and arms


  • 5 November 1773 – 28 December 1796: His Royal Highness Prince Louis Charles of Prussia


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