Person:Prince Augustus William of Prussia (1)

Prince Augustus William , of Prussia
Facts and Events
Name Prince Augustus William , of Prussia
Gender Male
Birth[1] 9 Aug 1722 Berlin, Brandenburg, Preußen, GermanyHouse of Hohenzollern
Marriage 06 JAN 1742 Berlijnto Duchess Louise Amalie of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Marriage 27 SEP 1755 Charlottenburgto Luise van Brandenburg Schwedt
Death[1] 12 Jun 1758 Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Germany


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Augustus William of Prussia (German: August Wilhelm; 9 August 1722 – 12 June 1758) was Prince of Prussia and a brother of Frederick II. He was the second son of Frederick William I and Sophia Dorothea.

He was a younger brother of Friederike Sophie, Frederick II and Louisa Ulrika.

Augustus was a general in the Silesian Wars.

He married Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Because his older brother had no children, Augustus's oldest son inherited the throne as Frederick William II of Prussia. The prince was the owner of the future Crown Prince's Palace in Berlin. Augustus died suddenly in 1758 at Oranienburg, according to some of "a broken heart," in reference to his brother Frederick II's harsh treatment of him for his incompetent military leadership in the Battle of Kolin during the Seven Years' War. In reality he died from a brain tumor.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Prince Augustus William of Prussia, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   August Wilhelm Prinz von Preußen, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.