Margrave Frederick of Brandenburg-Schwedt

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Frederick of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Noble family House of Hohenzollern
Father Margrave Albert Frederick of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Mother Maria Dorothea of Courland
Born (1710-08-13)13 August 1710
Died 10 April 1741(1741-04-10) (aged 30)
Małujowice

Margrave Frederick of Brandenburg-Schwedt (13 August 1710 – 10 April 1741, fell in the Battle of Mollwitz) was the second son of Margrave Albert Frederick of Brandenburg-Schwedt and his wife Maria Dorothea of Courland (1684-1743).

He initially served in the Dutch army, and later as a Colonel of the Royal Prussian Mounted Guards. From 1737, he was a Kinght of the Order of Saint John. From 1741, he was commander of the Regiment Margrave Charles. That same year, he fell in the Battle of Mollwitz.

His name is mentioned on the equestrian statue of Frederick the Great on the centerline of Unter den Linden in Berlin.

References[edit]

  • F. A. W. Dünnemann: Stammbuch der brandenburgisch-preussischen regenten, p. 111, Online
  • K. F. Reiche: Friedrich der Große und seine Zeit: Nach den besten Quellen dargest, p. 446,Online
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.