Genealogy of the Royal Family of Prussia1

House of Hohenzollern


HM King Friedrich IHM Friedrich I King of Prussia, Elector of Brandenburg
(Born as: HSH Friedrich Prince of Brandenburg)
(Since May 9th n.s., 1688:) HSH Friedrich III Elector of Brandenburg, Duke of Prussia
* Köningsberg, July 11th n.s., 1657
† Berlin, February 25th, 1713
Elector of Brandenburg, Duke of Prussia, May 9th n.s., 1688; King of Prussia, January 18th, 1701

HM Queen Sophia Charlotte née Princess von HanoverMarried:

  1. Potsdam, August 23rd, 1679:
    HSH Elisabeth Henriette Landgravine von Hesse-Cassel
    * Cassel, November 8th, 1661
    † Berlin, June 27th, 1683
  2. Schloß Herrenhausen near Hanover, October 8th n.s., 1684:
    HSH
    Sophia Charlotte Duchess of Brunswick and Lüneburg
    (Since 1679:) HSH Sophia Charlotte Princess von Hanover, Duchess von Brunswick und Lüneburg
    * Schloß Iburg, Hanover, October 12th, 1668
    † Hanover, February 1st n.s., 1705
  3. Berlin, November 28th, 1708:
    HSH Sofie Luise Duchess von Mecklenburg-Schwerin
    * Grabow, May 16th, 1685
    † Schwerin, July 29th, 1735

Child from the first marriage:

  1. HSH Luise Dorothea Sophie Princess of Brandenburg
    (Since January 18th, 1701:) HRH Luise Dorothea Sophie Princess of Prussia
    * Berlin, September 29th, 1680
    † Cassel, December 23rd, 1705

    HM King Fredrik I of SwedenMarried:

    Berlin, May 31st, 1700:
    HSH Friedrich Landgrave von Hesse-Cassel
    (Since March 24th, 1720:) HM Fredrik I King of Sweden
    * Cassel, April 23rd, 1676
    † Wrangel's Palace, Stockholm, April 5th, 1751
    King of Sweden (elected: March 24th, 1720; crowned: Stockholm, May 3rd, 1720)

Children from the second marriage:

  1. HSH Friedrich August Prince of Brandenburg
    * Berlin, October 6th, 1685
    † Berlin, January 31st, 1686
  2. HM Friedrich Wilhelm I King of Prussia, Elector of Brandenburg

HM King Friedrich Wilhelm I of PrussiaHM Friedrich Wilhelm I King of Prussia, Elector of Brandenburg
(Born as: HSH Friedrich Wilhelm Hereditary Prince of Brandenburg)
(Since January 18th, 1701:) HRH Friedrich Wilhelm Crown Prince of Prussia, Hereditary Prince of Brandenburg
* Kölln an der Spree (today a part of Berlin), August 14th, 1688
† Potsdam, May 31st, 1740
Hereditary Prince of Brandenburg, August 14th, 1688; Crown Prince of Prussia, January 18th, 1701
King of Prussia, Elector of Brandenburg, February 25th, 1713

Married:

Hanover, November 17th and Berlin, November 28th, 1706:
HSH
Sophia Dorothea Princess of Hanover, Duchess of Brunswick and Lüneburg
* Hanover, March 26th n.s., 1685 or 1687
† Schloß Monbijou near Berlin, June 28th or 29th, 1757

Children from this marriage:

  1. HRH Friedrich Ludwig Crown Prince of Prussia, Hereditary Prince of Brandenburg, Prince of Orange
    * Berlin, November 23rd, 1707
    † Berlin, May 13th, 1708
    Crown Prince of Prussia, Hereditary Prince of Brandenburg, November 23rd, 1707
  2. HRH Princess WilhelmineHRH Friederike Sophie Wilhelmine Princess of Prussia
    * Berlin, July 3rd, 1709
    † Bayreuth, October 14th, 1758

    Married:

    Berlin, November 20th, 1731:
    HSH Friedrich Margrave von Brandenburg-Bayreuth
    * Weferlingen, May 10th, 1711
    † Bayreuth, February 26th, 1763

  3. HRH Friedrich Wilhelm Crown Prince of Prussia, Hereditary Prince of Brandenburg, Prince of Orange
    * Berlin, August 16th, 1710
    † Berlin, July 31st, 1711
    Crown Prince of Prussia, Hereditary Prince of Brandenburg, August 16th, 1710
  4. HM King Friedrich II The GreatHM Friedrich II King of Prussia, Elector of Brandenburg "The Great"
    (Born as: HRH Friedrich Crown Prince of Prussia, Hereditary Prince of Brandenburg, Prince of Orange)
    * Berlin, January 24th, 1712
    † Potsdam, August 17th, 1786
    Crown Prince of Prussia, Hereditary Prince of Brandenburg, January 24th, 1712
    King of Prussia, Elector of Brandenburg, May 31st, 1740

    HM Queen Elisabeth née Duchess von Brunswick-WolfenbüttelMarried:

    Schloß Salzdalum near Wolfenbüttel, June 12th, 1733:
    HSH Elisabeth Duchess von Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
    * Wolfenbüttel, November 8th, 1715
    † Berlin, January 13th, 1797

  5. HRH Charlotte Albertine Princess of Prussia
    * Berlin, May 5th, 1713
    † Berlin, June 10th, 1714
  6. HRH Friederike Luise Princess of Prussia
    * Berlin, September 28th, 1714
    † Schwaningen, February 4th, 1784

    Married:

    Berlin, May 30th, 1729:
    HSH Karl Margrave von Brandenburg-Ansbach
    * Ansbach, May 12th, 1712
    † Gunzenhausen, August 3rd, 1757

  7. HRH Philippine Charlotte Princess of Prussia
    * Berlin, March 13th, 1716
    † Brunswick, February 17th, 1801

    Married:

    Berlin, July 2nd, 1733:
    HSH Karl I Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
    * Wolfenbüttel, August 1st, 1713
    † Brunswick, March 26th, 1780
    Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

  8. HRH Ludwig Karl Wilhelm Prince of Prussia
    * Berlin, May 2nd, 1717
    † Berlin, August 31st, 1719
  9. HRH Sophie Dorothea Marie Princess of Prussia
    * Berlin, January 25th, 1719
    † Schwedt, November 13th, 1765

    Married:

    Potsdam, November 10th, 1734:
    HSH Friedrich Wilhelm Margrave von Brandenburg-Schwedt
    * Schloß Oranienbaum near Dessau, December 27th, 1700
    † Wildenbruch, March 4th, 1771

  10. HM Queen Lovisa Ulrika of Sweden née Princess Luise Ulrike of PrussiaHRH Luise Ulrike Princess of Prussia
    (In Sweden styled as HM Queen Lovisa Ulrika)
    * Berlin, July 24th, 1720
    † Svartsjö im Malarsee near Stockholm, July 2nd, 1782

    HM King Adolf Fredrik of SwedenMarried:

    (by proxy) Berlin, July 17th and (in person) Drottningholm Palace, August 29th, 1744:
    HM Adolf Fredrik King of Sweden
    (Born as: HSH Adolf Friedrich Prince von Holstein-Gottorp)
    (Since June 23rd, 1743:) HRH Adolf Fredrik Crown Prince of Sweden
    * Schloß Gottorp, Gottorp, May 14th, 1710
    † Royal Palace, Stockholm, April 12th, 1771
    Crown Prince of Sweden (elected: June 23rd, 1743)
    King of Sweden, April 5th, 1751 (crowned: Stockholm, November 26th, 1751)

  11. HRH August Wilhelm Prince of Prussia
  12. HRH Anna Amalie Princess of Prussia
    * Berlin, November 9th, 1723
    † Berlin, March 30th, 1787
    Abbess of the Abbey of Quedlinburg
  13. HRH Prince HeinrichHRH Friedrich Heinrich Ludwig Prince of Prussia
    * Berlin, January 18th, 1726
    † Schloß Rheinsberg, August 3rd, 1802
    General of the Army

    Married:

    Schloß Charlottenburg, June 25th, 1752:
    HSH Wilhelmine Landgravine von Hesse-Cassel
    * Cassel, February 25th, 1726
    † Berlin, October 8th, 1808

  14. HRH Prince FerdinandHRH August Ferdinand Prince of Prussia
    * Berlin, May 23rd, 1730
    † Berlin, May 2nd, 1813

    Married:

    Schloß Charlottenburg, September 27th, 1755:
    HSH Luise Margravine von Brandenburg-Schwedt
    * Schwedt, April 22nd, 1738
    † Berlin, February 10th, 1820

    Children from this marriage:

    1. HRH Friederike Elisabeth Dorothea Henriette Amalie Princess of Prussia
      * Magdeburg, November 1st, 1761
      † Berlin, August 28th, 1773
    2. HRH Friedrich Heinrich Emil Karl Prince of Prussia
      * Berlin, October 20th, 1769
      † Schloß Friedrichsfelde, December 8th, 1773
    3. HRH Friederike Dorothea Luise Philippine Princess of Prussia
      * Berlin, May 24th, 1770
      † Berlin, December 7th, 1836

      Married:

      Berlin, March 17th, 1796:
      HSH Anton Henryk Prince Radziwill
      * June 13th, 1775
      † Berlin, April 7th, 1833

    4. HRH Friedrich Christian Heinrich Ludwig Prince of Prussia
      * Schloß Friedrichsfelde, November 11th, 1771
      † Berlin, October 8th, 1790
    5. HRH Prince Louis FerdinandHRH Friedrich Louis Ferdinand Christian Prince of Prussia
      † Schloß Friedrichsfelde, November 18th, 1772
      † (killed in action) Saalfeld, October 10th, 1806
    6. HRH Friedrich Paul Heinrich August Prince of Prussia
      * Schloß Friedrichsfelde, November 29th, 1776
      † Schloß Friedrichsfelde, December 2nd, 1776
    7. HRH Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich August Prince of Prussia
      * Schloß Friedrichsfelde, September 19th, 1779
      † Bromberg, July 19th, 1843

HRH Prince August WilhelmHRH August Wilhelm Prince of Prussia
* Berlin, August 9th, 1722
† Schloß Oranienburg near Potsdam, June 12th, 1758
Heir Pressumptive to the Throne, May 31st, 1740
General of the Army

Married:

Berlin, January 6th, 1742:
HSH Luise Duchess von Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
* Wolfenbüttel, January 29th, 1722
† Berlin, January 13th, 1780

HRH Princess Wilhelmine of Orange née Princess of PrussiaChildren from this marriage:

  1. HM Friedrich Wilhelm II King of Prussia, Elector of Brandenburg
  2. HRH Friedrich Heinrich Karl Prince of Prussia
    * Berlin, December 30th, 1747
    † Schloß Protzen, May 26th, 1767
  3. HRH Friederike Sofia Wilhelmine Princess of Prussia
    * Princely Palace, Berlin, August 7th, 1751
    † Palace Het Loo near Apeldoorn, June 9th, 1820

    HH Prince Willem V of OrangeMarried:

    Royal Palace, Berlin, October 4th, 1767:
    HH
    Willem V Batavus Prince of Orange and Fürst zu Nassau, Count of Katzenelnbogen, Vianden, Diez, Spiegelberg, Buren, Leerdam and Culemborg
    (Born as: HSH Willem Prince of Orange-Nassau, Count of Buren)
    * The Hague, March 8th, 1748
    † Brunswick, April 9th, 1806
    Fürst zu Nassau in Diez, Dillenburg, Siegen and Hadamar, Marquess of Veere and Flushing, Count of Vianden, Spiegelberg, Buren, Leerdam and Culemborg, Viscount of Antwerp, Baron of Breda, Diest, Beilstein, the city Grave and the land of Cuyk, IJsselstein, Cranendonk, Eindhoven, Liesveld, Herstal, Warneton, Arlay and Nozeroy, Hereditary and Suzerain Lord of the Isle of Ameland, Lord of Breedevoort, Het Loo, Geertruidenberg, Klundert, Zevenbergen, Hooge en Lage Zwaluwe, Naaldwijk, Polanen, Sint-Maartensdijk, Soest, Baarn and Ter Eem, Willemstad, Steenbergen, Montfort, Sankt-Vith, Bütgenbach, Daasburg, Niervaart, Turnhout and Besançon, October 22nd, 1751; Lord of Borculo and Lichtenvoorde, 1777 (lost his territories in the Netherlands when he went into exile following the French invasion of the Netherlands: January 18th, 1795)
    Hereditary Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland, Overijssel, Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe, October 22nd, 1751; Member of the Council of State, March 8th, 1766 (deprived of his commissions when he went into exile following the French invasion of the Netherlands: January 18th, 1795)
    Hereditary Commander-in-Chief of the Army and the Navy of the Republic of the United Netherlands, Hereditary Commander-in-Chief of the Army and the Navy of Holland and Zeeland, Hereditary Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Utrecht, Gelderland, Overijssel, Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe, October 22nd, 1751 (deprived of his commissions when he went into exile following the French invasion of the Netherlands: January 18th, 1795)
    Knight of the Order of the Garter, January 5th, 1752

  4. HRH Georg Carl Emil Prince of Prussia
    * Magdeburg, October 30th, 1758
    † Berlin, February 15th, 1759

HM King Friedrich Wilhelm IIHM Friedrich Wilhelm II King of Prussia, Elector of Brandenburg
(Born as: HRH Friedrich Wilhelm Prince of Prussia)
* Berlin, September 25th, 1744
† Marmorpalais, Potsdam, November 16th, 1797
Heir Pressumptive to the Throne, June 12th, 1758
King of Prussia, Elector of Brandenburg, August 17th, 1786

Married:

  1. Schloß Charlottenburg, July 14th, 1765:
    HSH Elisabeth Duchess von Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
    * Wolfenbüttel, November 8th, 1746
    † Stettin, February 18th, 1840
    (Divorced: 1767)
  2. Schloß Charlottenburg, July 14th, 1767:
    HSH Friederike Luise Landgravine von Hesse-Darmstadt
    * Prenzlau, October 16th, 1751
    † Berlin, February 25th, 1805

Child from the first marriage:

  1. HRH Friederike Charlotte Ulrike Katharine Princess of Prussia
    * Schloß Charlottenburg, May 7th, 1767
    † Oatlands Park, Weybridge, Surrey, August 6th, 1820

    Married:

    Schloß Charlottenburg, September 28th and Buckingham Palace, St. James Park, London, November 23rd, 1791:
    HRH
    Frederick Augustus Prince of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Prince of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg
    (Since November 29th, 1784:) HRH Frederick Augustus Prince of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Prince of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg, Duke of York
    * St. James's Palace, London, August 16th, 1763
    † (dropsy) Rutland House, Arlington Street, London, January 5th, 1827
    Prince-Bishop of Osnabrück, February 27th, 1764; created Duke of York and Albany, Earl of Ulster, November 29th, 1784; Heir Pressumptive to the Throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and to the Throne of Hanover, January 29th, 1820
    Commander-in-Chief of the Army
    Knight of the Garter, June 19th, 1771

HM Queen Wilhelmine of the Netherlands née Princess of PrussiaChildren from the second marriage:

  1. HM Friedrich Wilhelm III King of Prussia, Elector of Brandenburg
  2. HRH Friederike Christine Amalie Wilhelmine Princess of Prussia
    † Potsdam, August 31st, 1772
    † Potsdam, June 14th, 1773
  3. HRH Friedrich Ludwig Karl Prince of Prussia
  4. HRH Friederike Luise Wilhelmine Princess of Prussia ("Mimi")
    * Corner-house at the Neue Markt/Schwerdtfegerstraße, Potsdam, November 18th, 1774
    † Noordeinde Palace, The Hague, October 12th, 1837

    HM King Willem I of the NetherlandsMarried:

    Royal Palace, Berlin, October 1st, 1791:
    HM
    Willem I Frederik King of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
    (Born as: HSH Willem Frederik Hereditary Prince of Orange and Nassau)
    (Since April 9th, 1806:) HH Willem Frederik Prince of Orange and Fürst zu Nassau, Count zu Katzenelnbogen, Vianden, Diez, Spiegelberg, Buren, Leerdam and Culemborg
    (Since December 2nd, 1813:) HRH Willem I Frederik Sovereign Prince of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau
    (Since his abdication:) HM King Willem Frederik Count of Nassau
    * Huis ten Bosch Palace near The Hague, August 24th, 1772
    † Palace at 36 Unter den Linden (aka "Niederländisches Palais"), Berlin, December 12th, 1843
    Governor of Breda, 1790 (deprived of his commission when he went into exile following the French invasion of the Netherlands: January 18th, 1795); Fürst zu Fulda, Count zu Corvey, Weingarten, Dortmund, Isny and Buchhorn, 1802 (deprived: 1807); Fürst zu Nassau in Diez, Dillenburg, Siegen and Hadamar, April 9th, 1806 (deprived: 1807) and November 26th, 1813 (exchanged for Luxembourg: June 9th, 1815); Count of Spiegelberg, April 9th, 1806 (sold to the King of Hanover: 1819); Sovereign Prince of the Netherlands (proclaimed: Amsterdam, December 2nd, 1813; inaugurated: Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, March 30th, 1814); Governor-General of the Southern Netherlands, August 1st, 1814 - March 16th, 1815; King of the Netherlands (proclaimed: March 16th, 1815; inaugurated: Brussels, September 21st, 1815; abdicated: Palace Het Loo near Apeldoorn, October 7th, 1840); Grand Duke of Luxembourg, June 9th, 1815 (abdicated: Palace Het Loo near Apeldoorn, October 7th, 1840)
    General of the Infantry of the Republic of the United Netherlands, 1790 (deprived of his commission when he went into exile following the French invasion of the Netherlands: January 18th, 1795): General of the Army of Prussia, 1806-1807; Lieutenant-Fieldmarshal of the Army of Austria, 1809
    Knight of the Order of the Black Eagle; Knight of the Order of the Garter, August 22nd, 1814; Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, 1816

  5. HRH Auguste Christine Friederike Princess of Prussia
    * Potsdam, May 1st, 1780
    † Cassel, February 19th, 1841

    Married:

    Berlin, February 13th, 1797:
    HRH Wilhelm II Elector von Hesse
    (Born as: HSH Wilhelm Landgrave von Hesse-Cassel)
    * Hanau, July 28th, 1777
    † Frankfurt am Main, November 20th, 1847
    Hereditary Prince von Hesse-Cassel, October 31st, 1785; Hereditary Prince of Hesse, 1803
    Elector of Hesse, February 27th, 1821

  6. HRH Friedrich Heinrich Karl Prince of Prussia
    * Berlin, December 30th, 1781
    † Rome, July 12th, 1846
  7. HRH Friedrich Wilhelm Karl Prince of Prussia

HM King Friedrich Wilhelm IIIHM Friedrich Wilhelm III King of Prussia, Elector of Brandenburg
(Born as: HRH Friedrich Wilhelm Prince of Prussia)
(Since August 17th, 1786:) HRH Friedrich Wilhelm Crown Prince of Prussia, Hereditary Prince of Brandenburg
* Potsdam, August 3rd, 1770
† Berlin, June 7th, 1840
Crown Prince of Prussia, Hereditary Prince of Brandenburg, August 17th, 1786
King of Prussia, Elector of Brandenburg, November 16th, 1797

HM Queen Luise née Duchess von Mecklenburg-StrelitzMarried:

  1. Berlin, December 24th, 1793:
    HSH Luise Auguste Wilhelmine Amalie Duchess von Mecklenburg-Strelitz
    * Hanover, March 10th, 1776
    † Hohenzieritz, July 19th, 1810
  2. (morganatic) Schloß Charlottenburg, November 9th, 1824:
    Auguste Countess von Harrach
    * Harrach, August 30th, 1800
    † Homburg, June 5th, 1873
    Created Fürstin von Liegnitz and Countess von Hohenzollern 1824

HM King Friedrich Wilhelm IVChildren from the first marriage:

  1. HM Friedrich Wilhelm IV King of Prussia ("Fritz")
    (Born as: HRH Friedrich Wilhelm Prince of Prussia)
    (Since November 16th, 1797:) HRH Friedrich Wilhelm Crown Prince of Prussia, Hereditary Prince of Brandenburg
    * Berlin, October 15th, 1795
    † Schloß Sans Souci, Potsdam, January 2nd, 1861
    Crown Prince of Prussia, Hereditary Prince of Brandenburg, November 17th, 1797
    King of Prussia, June 7th, 1840

    HM Queen Elisabeth née Princess of BavariaMarried:

    Berlin, November 29th, 1823:
    HRH
    Elisabeth Ludovika Princess of Bavaria ("Elise")
    (Born as: HSH Elisabeth Ludovika Princess of Bavaria)
    * Munich, November 13th, 1801
    † Dresden, December 14th, 1873

  2. HIM Empress Aleksandra Feodorovna née Princess Charlotte of PrussiaHIM Wilhelm I German Emperor and King of Prussia
  3. HRH Friederike Luise Charlotte Wilhelmine Princess of Prussia
    (Following her conversion to the Orthodox faith, July 6th n.s., 1817, styled as: HIH Aleksandra Feodorovna Grand Duchess of Russia)
    * Schloß Charlottenburg, July 13th, 1798
    † Alexander Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, November 1st n.s., 1860

    HIM Emperor Nikolai I Pavlovitch of RussiaMarried:

    St. Petersburg, July 13th n.s., 1817:
    HIM
    Nikolai I Pavlovitch Emperor and Autocrat of all Russians
    (Born as: HIH Nikolai Pavlovitch Grand Duke of Russia)
    * Alexander Palace, Tsarkoe Selo, July 6th n.s., 1796
    † Emperor's Cabinet Room, Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, March 2nd n.s., 1855
    Heir Pressumptive to the Throne, August 28th n.s., 1823
    Emperor of Russia, December 1st n.s., 1825 (crowned: Moscow, September 3rd n.s., 1826 and Warsaw, May 24th, 1829)

  4. HRH Friederike Auguste Karoline Amalie Princess of Prussia
    * Potsdam, October 14th, 1799
    † Berlin, March 30th, 1800
  5. HRH Friedrich Karl Alexander Prince of Prussia
  6. HRH Friederike Wilhelmine Alexandrine Marie Helene Princess of Prussia
    * Berlin, February 23rd, 1803
    † Schwerin, April 21st, 1892

    Married:

    Berlin, May 22nd, 1822:
    HRH Paul Friedrich Grand Duke von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Prince of the Wends, zu Schwerin und Ratzeburg, Count zu Schwerin, Lord of the lands Rostock und Stargard, etc., etc.
    (Born as: HH Paul Friedrich Duke von Mecklenburg, Prince of the Wends, zu Schwerin und Ratzeburg, Count zu Schwerin, Lord of the lands Rostock und Stargard, etc., etc.)
    (Since November 29th, 1819:) HRH Paul Friedrich Hereditary Grand Duke von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Prince of the Wends, zu Schwerin und Ratzeburg, Count zu Schwerin, Lord of the lands Rostock und Stargard, etc., etc.
    * Ludwigslust, September 15th, 1800
    † Schwerin, March 7th, 1842
    Hereditary Grand Duke von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, November 29th, 1819
    Grand Duke von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, February 1st, 1837

  7. HRH Princess LuiseHRH Ferdinand Friedrich Julius Leopold Prince of Prussia
    * Berlin, December 13th, 1804
    † Berlin, April 1st, 1806
  8. HRH Luise Augusta Wilhelmine Amalia Princess of Prussia
    * Royal Palace, Königsbergen, February 1st, 1808
    † Huis "De Paauw", Wassenaar, December 6th, 1870

    HRH Prince Frederik of the NetherlandsMarried:

    Royal Palace, Berlin, May 21st, 1825:
    HRH
    Willem Frederik Karel Prince of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau ("Frits")
    (Born as: HSH Willem Frederik Karel Prince of Orange-Nassau)
    * Royal Palace, Berlin, February 28th, 1797
    † Huis "De Paauw", Wassenaar, September 8th, 1881
    Member of the Council of State, 1815 (resigned his commission: 1862), Minister of War, 1826-1829
    Colonel of the Infantry, 1813; Lieutenant-General of the Infantry and Grandmaster of the Artillery, 1814; Admiral, 1829; Fieldmarshal, 1840 (resigned his commissions: 1868); Colonel of the Infantry of Prussia, Honorary General-Colonel of the Infantry of Prussia; Colonel of the Cavalry of Russia
    National Grandmaster of the Freemasons in the Netherlands, 1816

  9. HRH Friedrich Heinrich Albrecht Prince of Prussia

HIM Emperor Wilhelm IHIM Wilhelm I German Emperor and King of Prussia2
(Born as: HRH Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Prince of Prussia)
(Since January 2nd, 1861:) HM Wilhelm I King of Prussia
* Berlin, March 22nd, 1797
† Berlin, March 9th, 1888
Heir Pressumptive to the Throne of Prussia, June 7th, 1840
King of Prussia, January 2nd, 1861; German Emperor (Proclaimed: Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, January 8th, 1871)

HIM Empress Augusta née Princess von Saxe-Weimar und EisenachMarried:

Berlin, June 11th, 1829:
HH Marie Luise Augusta Katharina Princess von Saxe-Weimar und Eisenach, Duchess von Saxony
* Weimar, September 30th, 1811
† Berlin, January 7th, 1890

HRH Grand Duchess Luise von Baden née Princess of PrussiaChildren from this marriage:

  1. HIM Friedrich III Wilhelm Nikolaus Karl German Emperor and King of Prussia ("Fritz")
  2. HRH Luise Marie Elisabeth Princess of Prussia
    * Berlin, December 3rd, 1838
    † Baden-Baden, April 23rd, 1923

    HRH Grand Duke Friedrich I von BadenMarried:

    Berlin, September 20th, 1856:
    HRH
    Friedrich I Wilhelm Ludwig Grand Duke von Baden, Duke von Zähringen, etc.
    (Born as: HGDH Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Grand-Ducal Prince and Margrave von Baden)
    * Karlsruhe, September 9th, 1826
    † Mainau, September 28th, 1907
    Regent of Baden and Heir Pressumptive to the Throne of Baden, April 24th, 1852
    Grand Duke von Baden, January 22nd, 1858


HIM Emperor Friedrich IIIHIM Friedrich III Wilhelm Nikolaus Karl German Emperor and King of Prussia2 ("Fritz")
(Born as: HRH Friedrich Wilhelm Nikolaus Karl Prince of Prussia)
(Since January 2nd, 1861:) HRH Friedrich Wilhelm Nikolaus Karl Crown Prince of Prussia
(Since January 8th, 1871:) HI & RH Friedrich Wilhelm Nikolaus Karl Crown Prince of the German Empire and Crown Prince of Prussia
* Neues Palais, Potsdam, October 18th, 1831
† (cancer of the throat) Neues Palais, Potsdam, June 15th, 1888
Crown Prince of Prussia, January 2nd, 1861; Crown Prince of the German Empire, January 8th, 1871
German Emperor and King of Prussia, March 9th, 1888

HIM Empress Frederick née Princess Victoria of Great BritainMarried:

Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, January 25th, 1858:
HRH
Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess of Saxony ("Vicky"/"Pussy")
(Since January 19th, 1841:) HRH Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess of Saxony, The Princess Royal
* Buckingham Palace, St. James Park, London, November 21st, 1840
† (cancer) Schloß Friedrichshof, Kronberg im Taunus, August 5th, 1901
Created Princess Royal, January 19th, 1841

HRH Princess CharlotteChildren from this marriage:

  1. HIM Wilhelm II German Emperor and King of Prussia ("Willy")
  2. HRH Viktoria Elisabeth Auguste Charlotte Princess of Prussia
    * Neues Palais, Potsdam, July 24th, 1860
    † Baden-Baden, October 1st, 1919

    Married:

    Berlin, February 18th, 1878:
    HH
    Bernhard III Friedrich Wilhelm Albert Georg Duke von Saxe-Meiningen, Duke von Saxony
    (Born as: HH Bernhard Friedrich Wilhelm Albert Georg Duke von Saxe-Meiningen, Duke von Saxony)
    (Since September 20th, 1866:) HH Bernhard Friedrich Wilhelm Albert Georg Hereditary Duke von Saxe-Meiningen, Duke von Saxony
    * Meiningen, April 1st, 1851
    † Meiningen, January 16th, 1928
    Hereditary Duke von Saxe-Meiningen, September 20th, 1866
    Duke von Saxe-Meiningen, June 25th, 1914 (abdicated: November 10th, 1918)

  3. HRH Albert Wilhelm Heinrich Prince of Prussia ("Henry")
  4. HRH Franz Friedrich Sigismund Prince of Prussia ("Siggy")
    * Potsdam, September 15th, 1864
    † Potsdam, June 18th, 1866
  5. HRH Princess ViktoriaHRH Friederike Amalia Wilhelmine Victoria Princess of Prussia
    * Neues Palais, Potsdam, April 12th, 1866
    † Bonn, November 13th, 1929

    Married:

    1. Berlin, November 19th, 1890:
      HSH Adolf Wilhelm Karl Prince zu Schaumburg-Lippe
      * Bückeburg, July 20th, 1859
      † Bonn, July 9th, 1916
    2. (civil) Bonn, November 19th and (religious) Schloß Schaumburg, Berlin, November 21st, 1927:
      Aleksandr Anatolievitch Zoubkov
      * Ivanovo-Vossnesensk, September 25th, 1900
      † (in penury) Luxembourg, January 28th, 1936
  6. HRH Prince WaldemarHRH Joachim Friedrich Ernst Waldemar Prince of Prussia ("Waldy")
    * Berlin, February 10th, 1868
    † Potsdam, March 27th, 1879
  7. HM Queen Sophie née Princess of PrussiaHRH Sophie Dorothea Ulrike Alice Princess of Prussia
    * Neues Palais, Potsdam, June 14th, 1870
    † Frankfurt am Main, January 13th, 1932

    HM King Konstantinos IMarried:

    Athens, October 27th, 1889:
    HM
    Konstantinos I King of the Hellenes ("Tino")
    (Born as: HRH Konstantinos Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark)
    * Athens, August 2nd, 1868
    † Palermo, January 11th, 1923
    Crown Prince of Greece, August 2nd, 1868
    King of the Hellenes, March 18th, 1913 (forced to abdicate and to go in exile, June 11th, 1917; returned to the throne after a plebiscite, December 19th, 1920 but was forced to abdicate and to go in exile again, September 27th, 1922)

  8. HRH Margarete Beatrice Feodora Princess of Prussia ("Mossy")

HIM Emperor Wilhelm IIHIM Wilhelm II German Emperor and King of Prussia2 ("Willy")
(Born as: HRH Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert Prince of Prussia)
(Since March 9th, 1888:) HRH Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert Crown Prince of the German Empire and Crown Prince of Prussia
* Berlin, January 27th, 1859
† Huis Doorn, Doorn, June 4th, 1941
Crown Prince of the German Empire and Crown Prince of Prussia, March 9th, 1888
German Emperor and King of Prussia, June 15th, 1888 (left Germany to go in exile, November 9th, 1918; deposed, November 11th, 1918; abdicated as German Emperor, Amerongen, November 28th, 1918)

HIM Empress Auguste Viktoria née Princess von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-AugustenburgMarried:

  1. (civil and religious) Royal Palace, Berlin, February 27th, 1881:
    HSH Auguste Viktoria Friederike Luise Feodora Jenny Princess von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg ("Dona")
    * Dolzig, October 22nd, 1858
    † Huis Doorn, Doorn, April 11th, 1921
  2. HIM Empress Hermine Princess Reuss zu GreizHuis Doorn, Doorn, November 5th, 1922:
    HSH Hermine Princess Reuss zu Greiz
    * Greiz, December 17th, 1887
    † (camp for displaced persons) Frankfurt an der Oder, August 7th, 1947

HRH Prince Eitel FriedrichChildren from the first marriage:

  1. HI & RH Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor August Ernst Crown Prince of the German Empire and of Prussia ("Willy")
  2. HRH Wilhelm Eitel-Friedrich Christian Karl Prince of Prussia ("Eitel-Frits")
    * Marmor Palais, Potsdam, July 7th, 1883
    † Potsdam, December 8th, 1942

    HRH Princess Sophie Charlotte née Duchess von OldenburgMarried:

    (civil) Elector's Hall and (religious) Chapel, Royal Palace, Berlin, February 27th, 1906:
    HH Sophie Charlotte Duchess von Oldenburg
    * Oldenburg, February 2nd, 1879
    † Westerstede, Oldenburg, March 29th, 1964
    (Divorced: October 20th, 1926)

  3. HRH Princess Viktoria Luise of Hanover, Duchess of Brunswick and Lüneburg née Princess of PrussiaHRH Adalbert Ferdinand Berengar Viktor of Prussia
  4. HRH August Wilhelm Heinrich Günther Viktor Prince of Prussia ("Auwi")
  5. HRH Oskar Karl Gustav Adolf Prince of Prussia
  6. HRH Joachim Franz Humbert Prince of Prussia
  7. HRH Viktoria Luise Adelheid Mathilde Charlotte Princess of Prussia ("Sisi")
    * Marmor Palais, Potsdam, September 13th, 1892
    † Hanover, December 11th, 1980

    HRH Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick and LüneburgMarried:

    (civil) Electress' Hall and (religious) Chapel, Royal Palace, Berlin, May 24th, 1913:
    HRH
    Ernst August Christian Georg Prince von Hanover, Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke von Brunswick und Lüneburg
    * Penzing near Vienna, November 17th, 1887
    † Schloß Marienburg, Nordstemmen near Hanover, January 30th, 1953
    Duke von Brunswick, November 1st, 1913 (abdicated: November 8th, 1918); Head of the Royal Family of Hanover, November 14th, 1923


HI & RH Crown Prince WilhelmHI & RH Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor August Ernst Crown Prince of the German Empire and of Prussia ("Willy")
* Marmor Palais, Potsdam, May 6th, 1882
† Hechingen, July 20th, 1951
Crown Prince of the German Empire and of Prussia, June 15th, 1888 (renounced his rights to the throne of the German Empire, December 1st, 1918)

HI & RH Crown Prince Cecile née Duchess von MecklenburgMarried:

(civil and religious) Royal Palace, Berlin, June 6th, 1905:
HH Cecilie Auguste Marie Duchess von Mecklenburg, Princess of the Wends, zu Schwerin und Ratzeburg, Countess zu Schwerin, Lady of the lands Rostock und Stargard, etc, etc.
* Schwerin, September 20th, 1886
† Bad Kissingen, May 6th, 1954

Children from this marriage:

  1. HRH Wilhelm Friedrich Franz Joseph Christian Olaf Prince of Prussia
  2. HI & RH Louis Ferdinand Viktor Eduard Albert Michael Hubertus Prince of Prussia
  3. HRH Hubertus Karl Wilhelm Prince of Prussia
  4. HRH Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Christoph Prince of Prussia
  5. HRH Princess AlexandrineHRH Alexandrine Irene Princess of Prussia
    * Berlin, April 7th, 1915
    † Starnberg, October 2nd, 1980
  6. HRH Cecile Viktoria Anastasia Zita Thyra Adelheid Princess of Prussia

HI & RH Prince Louis Ferdinand and HI & RH Princess Kira née Grand Duchess of RussiaHI & RH Louis Ferdinand Viktor Eduard Albert Michael Hubertus Prince of Prussia
* Marmor Palais, Potsdam, November 9th, 1907
† Bremen, September 25th, 1994
Head of the Royal Family of Prussia, July 20th, 1951

Married:

(civil and Orthodox) Schloß Cecilienhof, Potsdam, May 2nd and (Lutheran) Huis Doorn, Doorn, May 4th, 1938:
HIH
Kira Kirillovna Grand Duchess of Russia
(Born as: HH
Kira Kirillovna Princess of Russia
* Paris, May 9th, 1909
† St. Briac-sur-mer, September 8th, 1967

Children from this marriage:

  1. HRH Louis Ferdinand Friedrich Wilhelm Hubertus Michael Kirill Prince of Prussia
  2. HRH Wilhelm Heinrich Michael Louis Ferdinand Friedrich Franz Wladimir Prince of Prussia
  3. HRH Marie-Cécile Kira Viktoria Luise Princess of Prussia
    * Cadingen, Kreis Elbing, May 28th, 1942

    Married:

    (civil) Berlin, December 3rd and (religious) Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin, December 4th, 1965:
    HH Friedrich August Wilhelm Christian Ernst Duke von Oldenburg
    * Rastede, January 11th, 1936
    (Divorced: November 23rd, 1989)

    Wedding photo of HH Paul-Wladimir Duke von Oldenburg and María del Pilar Mendez de VigoChildren from this marriage:

    1. HH Paul-Wladimir Nikolaus Louis Ferdinand Peter Max Karl-Emich Duke von Oldenburg
      * Lübeck, August 16th, 1969

      Married:

      Klosterkirche, Bronnbach an der Tauber, January 20th, 2001:
      María del Pilar Mendez de Vigo y Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
      * Munich, October 20th, 1970

    2. HH Rixa Marie-Alix Kira Altburg Duchess von Oldenburg
      * Lübeck, September 17th, 1970
    3. HH Bibiane Marie Alexandra Gertrud Duchess von Oldenburg
      * Oldenburg, June 24th, 1974
  4. HRH Kira Auguste Viktoria Friederike Princess of Prussia
    * Cadingen, Kreis Elbing, June 27th, 1943

    Married:

    (civil) Munich, September 10th and (religious) Felizenzell near Buchbach-Mühldorf, September 11th, 1973:
    Thomas Frank Liepsner
    * St. Louis, Missouri, January 20th, 1945
    (Divorced: January 1984)

    Child from this marriage:

    1. Kira-Marina Liepsner
      * Munich, January 22nd, 1977
  5. HRH Louis Ferdinand Oskar Christian Prince of Prussia
    * Golzow, August 25th, 1944
    † (injuries at military maneuvres) Bremen, July 11th, 1977

    Married:

    (civil) Rüdenhausen and (religious) Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Rüdenhausen, May 24th, 1975:
    H Ill H Donata Emma Countess zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
    * Rüdenhausen, June 20th, 1950

    HI & RH Prince Georg Friedrich of PrussiaChildren from this marriage:

    1. HI & RH Georg Friedrich Ferdinand Prince of Prussia
      * Bremen, June 10th, 1976
      Head of the Royal Family of Prussia, September 25th, 1994
    2. HRH Cornelie-Cecilé Viktoria Luise Princess of Prussia
      * (posthumously) Bremen, January 30th, 1978
  6. HRH Christian-Sigismund Louis Ferdinand Kilian Prince of Prussia
    * Bad Kissingen, March 14th, 1946

    Married:

    (civil) Gut Damp an der Ostsee, September 27th and (religious) Chapel, Gut Damp an der Ostsee, September 29th, 1984:
    Nina Helene Lydia Alexandra Countess zu Reventlow
    * Kiel, March 13th, 1954

    Illegitimate child:

    1. Isabelle-Alexandra Grandmontagne-Prinzessin von Preussen
      * Sarreguemines, Moselle, September 18th, 1969
      (Mother: Christiane Grandmontagne)

    Children from this marriage:

    1. HRH Christian Ludwig Michael Friedrich Ferdinand Prince of Prussia
      * Bremen, May 16th, 1986
    2. HRH Irina Maria Nina Kira Princess of Prussia
      * Bremen, July 4th, 1988
  7. HRH Xenia Sophie Charlotte Cecilie Princess of Prussia
    * Bremen-Oberneuland, December 9th, 1949
    † Sehlendorf near Lütjenburg, January 18th, 1992

    Married:

    (civil) Bremen, January 26th and (religious) Bremen-Borgfeld, January 27th, 1973:
    Per-Edvard Lithander
    * Vasa near Göteborg, September 10th, 1945
    (Divorced: March 6th, 1978)

    Children from this marriage:

    1. Patrick Edvard Christian Lithander
      * Bremen, June 25th, 1973
    2. Wilhelm Sebastian Lithander
      * Bremen, November 21st, 1974

Footnotes:

  1. With special thanks to Hein Bruins, Marlene Eilers Koenig, Brigitte Gastel Lloyd, Netty Leistra and Paul Theroff.
  2. The official titles of the Emperors Wilhelm I, Friedrich III and Wilhelm II were (in German): Deutsch Kaiser und König von Preussen, Markgraf zu Brandenburg, Burggraf zu Nürnberg, Graf zu Hohenzollern, Herzog von Schlesien wie auch der Grafschaft Glatz, Herzog von Niederrhein und Posen, Herzog zu Sachsen, Westfalen und Engeren, zu Pommeren, Lüneburg, Holstein und Schleswig, zu Magdeburg, Bremen, Geldern, Cleve, Jülich und Berg, sowie auch der Wenden und Cassuben, zu Crossen, Lauenburg, Mecklenburg, Landgraf zu Hessen und Thüringen, Markgraf der Ober- und Nieder-Lausitz, Prinz von Oranien, Fürst zu Rügen, zu Ostfriesland, zu Paderborn und Pyrmont, zu Halberstadt, Münster, Osnabrück, Hildesheim, zu Verden, Cammin, Fulda, Nassau und Mörs, Gefürstete Graf zu Henneberg, Graf der Mark, zu Ravensberg, zu Hohenstein, Tecklenburg und Lingen, zu Mansfeld, Sigmaringen und Veringen, Herr zu Frankfurt.

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