Frederick of Hohenau
Frederick, also known as Fritz, was a son of Prince Albrecht of Prussia (1809–1872), who was a brother of Emperor William I and King Frederick William IV of Prussia, from his second, morganatic marriage with Rosalie (1820–1879), daughter of the Prussian War Minister Gustav von Rauch. Because his father’s marriage to his mother was morganatic, Frederick was not counted as a member of the House of Hohenzollern.
After the death of his mother, Frederick was, together with his older brother William, heir to the Schloss Albrechtsberg in Dresden, which he occupied until his death. In 1901, together with Friedrich Botho, a brother of Philip, Prince of Eulenburg, he had to leave the Prussian leave military service because of his homosexual inclinations.
Frederick was also involved in the two biggest scandals of the German Empire under Kaiser Wilhelm II. He belonged to the Liebenberg Round Table and played a role alongside his wife in the so-called Kotze Affair.
- Helga Neumann: Maximilian Harden (1861-1927), Königshausen & Neumann, 2003, S. 109
- John C. G. Röhl: Wilhelm II: der Aufbau der persönlichen Monarchie, 1888-1900. C. H. Beck, München 2001, S. 744 ff.
- Wolfgang Wippermann: Skandal im Jagdschloss Grunewald. Männlichkeit und Ehre im deutschen Kaiserreich, Primus Verlag, Darmstadt 2010. ISBN 3-89678-810-8
- John C. G. Röhl: Kaiser, Hof und Staat: Wilhelm II. und die deutsche Politik, C. H. Beck, 2002, S. 108