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Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel : biography

29 May 1680 - 2 September 1735

Ferdinand Albert (German Ferdinand Albrecht; 29 May 1680 – 2 September 1735, Salzdahlum), Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, was an officer in the army of the Holy Roman Empire. He was prince of Wolfenbüttel during 1735.


Ferdinand Albert was the fourth son of Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Christine of Hesse-Eschwege.

Ferdinand Albert fought on the side of Emperor Leopold I in the War of the Spanish Succession. In 1704 he became adjutant of the Emperor; in 1707 major general, and in 1711 lieutenant field marshal. During the Austro-Turkish War of 1716-18, he fought under Prince Eugene of Savoy, participated in the battles of Belgrade and Petrovaradin, and became commander of the fortress of Komárno. In 1723, he became field marshal, and in 1733, Generalfeldmarschall.

After the death of his cousin Louis Rudolph in March 1735, Ferdinand Albert inherited the Principality of Wolfenbüttel and resigned as field marshal. He died six months later.


Ferdinand Albert married Antoinette Amalie (1696–1762), younger daughter of his first cousin Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and his wife Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen, on 15 October 1712. They had 12 children who reached adulthood.



Note: list may be incomplete.

Name Portrait Lifespan Notes
Charles IDuke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1 August 1713-26 March 1780 Married in 1733 Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia, had issue
Anthony UlrichDuke of Brunswick 28 August 1714-4 May 1774 Married in 1739 Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Russia, had issue
Elisabeth ChristineQueen of Prussia 8 November 1715-13 January 1797 Married in 1733 the future King Frederick II of Prussia, no issue
Louis ErnestDuke of Brunswick-Lüneburg 25 September 1718-12 May 1788 Died unmarried
Ferdinand Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg 12 January 1721-3 July 1792 Died unmarried
Louise Amalie 29 January 1722-13 January 1780 Married in 1742 Prince Augustus William of Prussia, had issue
Sophie AntoinetteDuchess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 13/23 January 1724-17 May 1802 Married Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, had issue
Albert 1725-1745 Died unmarried
Charlotte 1725-1766 Died unmarried
Teresa NataliaAbbess of Gandersheim 4 June 1728-26 June 1778 Died unmarried
Juliana MariaQueen of Denmark and Norway 4 September 1729-10 October 1796 Married Frederick V of Denmark, had issue
Frederick William 1731-1732 Died in infancy
Frederick Francis 1732-1758 Died unmarried
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