Charles William Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
|Charles William Frederick|
|Spouse||Princess Friederike Luise of Prussia|
|Father||William Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach|
|Mother||Duchess Christiane Charlotte of Württemberg|
May 12, 1712|
|Died||August 3, 1757
Charles William Frederick was the son of William Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1686–1723) and his wife Duchess Christiane Charlotte of Württemberg (1694–1729). During his youth, his mother ruled as regent.
When he came to power, Charles William Frederick ruled as a typical absolute monarch with a luxurious court life. He left his heir Charles Alexander a total debt of 2.3 million Reichsthaler, and he spent 10% of the state budget on hunting. He had 56 churches and many palaces built, among them a building in Triesdorf for his falcons, his greatest passion, on which he spent more than a half million guilders between 1730 and 1748.
Charles William Frederick died of a stroke on August 2, 1757.
Marriage and children
- Charles Frederick Augustu (April 7, 1733 – May 9, 1737)
- Charles Alexander, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (February 24, 1736 – January 5, 1806)
He also had four children with his mistress Elisabeth Wünsch, a miller's daughter. Both illegitimate sons, Friedrich Karl (1734–1796) and Friedrich Ferdinand Ludwig (1748–1811), and daughters Wilhelmine Eleonore (1743–1768) and Louise Charlotte (1746–1747) received palaces and the titles Freiherren and Freiinen von Falkenhausen.
|Ancestors of Charles William Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach|
Charles William Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-AnsbachBorn: May 12, 1712 Died: 3 August 1757
|Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach