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Prince Augustus William of Prussia : biography

9 August 1722 - 12 June 1758

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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 the Great. He was the second son of King Frederick William I of Prussia and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover.

He was a younger brother of Wilhelmine of Bayreuth, Frederick II of Prussia and Louisa Ulrika of Prussia.

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 King 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 King Frederick II's harsh treatment of him for his incompetent military leadership in the Seven Years' War. In reality he died from a brain tumor. Robert B. Asprey. Frederick the Great: The Magnificent Enigma. p. 491.


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Titles and styles

  • 9 August 1722 – 12 June 1758 His Royal Highness Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia


  • Frederick William II of Prussia (1744–1797)
    • married (1) Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Lüneburg. They had one child Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia (1767–1820), who married Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, the second son of George III of the United Kingdom.
    • married (2) Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt and had issue.
  • Prince Henry of Prussia (1747–1767) died unmarried.
  • Princess Wilhelmina of Prussia (1751–1820) married William V, Prince of Orange and had issue.
  • Prince Emil of Prussia (1758–1759) died in infancy.
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