Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

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Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Princess August Wilhelm of Prussia
Luise Amalie (Bernhard Rode).jpg
Luise in 1780
Born29 January 1722
Schloss Bevern, Weser
Died13 January 1780(1780-01-13) (aged 57)
Schloss Oranienburg, Berlin, Prussia
SpouseAugustus William of Prussia
IssueFrederick William II of Prussia
Prince Henry
Wilhelmina, Princess of Orange
Prince Emil
FatherFerdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
MotherDuchess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

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

Background[edit]

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

Marriage[edit]

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[edit]

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

Issue[edit]

Ancestors[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. p. 51.