Person:Prince Georg Ludwig of Holstein-Gottorp (1)

Prince Georg Ludwig of Holstein-Gottorp
b.16 Mar 1719
d.7 Sep 1763
Facts and Events
Name Prince Georg Ludwig of Holstein-Gottorp
Gender Male
Birth[1] 16 Mar 1719
Marriage to Sophia Charlotte of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Death[1] 7 Sep 1763
Reference Number? Q64907?

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Georg Ludwig of Holstein-Gottorp (16 March 1719 – 7 September 1763) was a Prussian lieutenant-general and an Imperial Russian field marshal.

He was the youngest son of Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin and his wife Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach. He joined the Prussian army in 1741 and was appointed major general in 1744. In the Seven Years' War, he served under the command of Field Marshal Johann von Lehwaldt where he was promoted to lieutenant-general. In 1760 he fought in the Battle of Torgau after which he was dismissed by Frederick the Great for not being fast enough. He then served for Peter III of Russia, his second cousin once removed, and became field marshal on 21 February 1762. Due to the revolution on 4 June 1762, headed by his niece, Catherine the Great, he lost his position and returned to Kiel where he died soon after.

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