Charles Frederick Albert, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
|Charles Frederick Albert, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt|
|Noble family||House of Hohenzollern|
|Father||Margrave Albert Frederick of Brandenburg-Schwedt|
|Mother||Maria Dorothea of Courland|
10 June 1705|
|Died||22 June 1762
Charles Frederick Albert, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt (born 10 June 1705 in Berlin; died 22 June 1762 in Breslau), a grandson of Elector Frederick William of Brandenburg (the Great Elector) and son of Margrave Albert Frederick of Brandenburg-Schwedt, was a Prussian military officer and the Herrenmeister (grand master) of the Order of Saint John (Bailiwick of Brandenburg).
Charles of Brandenburg-Schwedt joined the Prussian Army at an early age and distinguished himself during the First Silesian War at the capture of Głogów, at the Battle of Mollwitz and the Battle of Chotusitz. He took command in Upper Silesia in the spring of 1745, to the special satisfaction of his cousin, King Frederick II of Prussia.
During the Seven Years' War received Margrave Charles again held an independent commands as Frederick II had absolute confidence in him, and he distinguished himself at the Battle of Hochkirch and the Battle of Torgau. In both battles, as at Mollwitz, he was wounded. The General German Biography (ADB) describes him as a noble, philanthropic character and lover of the arts and sciences. For 31 years, he was Grand Master of the Order of St. John.
Charles Frederick Albert was never married but he had a mistress, Dorothea Regina Wuthe, who was raised to the nobility on 14 January 1744 and given the title of "Lady of Carlowitz". With her, Charles had one daughter:
- Regina Caroline of Carlowitz (born 12 December 1731 in Soldin; died 16 September 1755 in Berlin), married on 16 June 1747 in Berlin to Albert Christian Ernest, Graf Schönburg at Hinterglauchau (22 January 1720 – 9 March 1799), Charles's adjutant.
In 1744, Charles was engaged to marry Maria Amalia of Hesse-Kassel (1721–1744), but she died before they could wed.
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