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Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia

Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia

Prussian prince
Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Prussian prince
A.K.A. Ludwig Ferdinand Oskar Christian Prinz von Preußen
Was Noble Aristocrat Military personnel
From Germany
Type Military Royals
Gender male
Birth 25 August 1944, Golczew, Poland
Death 11 July 1977, Bremen, Germany (aged 32 years)
Star sign VirgoVirgo
Family
Mother: Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia
Father: Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia
Siblings: Xenia of PrussiaPrincess Marie Cécile of PrussiaPrincess Kira of PrussiaFriedrich Wilhelm von PreußenPrince Christian-Sigismund of PrussiaPrince Michael of Prussia
Spouse: Donata Countess of Castell-Rüdenhausen
Children: Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia Cornelie-Cecilé Viktoria Luise Prinzessin von Preußen
The details

Biography

Prince Louis Ferdinand Oskar Christian of Prussia (German: Louis Ferdinand Oskar Christian Prinz von Preußen; 25 August 1944 – 11 July 1977), also called Louis Ferdinand II or Louis Ferdinand Jr., nicknamed "Lulu", was a member of the House of Hohenzollern and the fifth of seven children of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia and his wife, Grand Duchess Kira of Russia.

Life

Louis Ferdinand was born in 1944 in Golzow, Neumark, Province of Brandenburg. In 1967, he volunteered to serve in the West German army (Bundeswehr), with the goal of becoming a reserve officer. In 1972, he started an apprenticeship at a bank and continued to perform military service on a regular basis.

In 1977, he was involved in a severe accident during military manoeuvres, when he was pinned between two vehicles. Although his leg was amputated, he succumbed several weeks later to the trauma and died on 11 July 1977 in Bremen.

Marriage and issue

On 24 May 1975, Louis Ferdinand married Countess Donata of Castell-Rüdenhausen (21 June 1950 - 5 September 2015). They had two children: Prince Georg Friedrich Ferdinand of Prussia (born 10 June 1976) and Princess Cornelie-Cécile Viktoria Luise of Prussia (born posthumously on 30 January 1978); she was born developmentally disabled.

In 1991, Louis Ferdinand's widow married Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg. He had divorced two years before from Princess Marie Cécile of Prussia, a sister of Louis Ferdinand.

Ancestry

8. Wilhelm II, German Emperor
8. Wilhelm II, German Emperor
4. Wilhelm, German Crown Prince
9. Princess Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
2. Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia
10. Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
5. Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
11. Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia
1. Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia
12. Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
6. Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia
13. Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
3. Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia
14. Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
7. Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
15. Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia
8. Wilhelm II, German Emperor
4. Wilhelm, German Crown Prince
9. Princess Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
2. Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia
10. Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
5. Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
11. Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia
1. Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia
12. Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
6. Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia
13. Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
3. Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia
14. Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
7. Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
15. Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia
4. Wilhelm, German Crown Prince
9. Princess Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
2. Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia
10. Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
5. Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
11. Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia
1. Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia
12. Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
6. Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia
13. Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
3. Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia
14. Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
7. Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
15. Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia
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