Prince Louis Charles of Prussia

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Prince Louis Charles
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Prince Louis of Prussia by Edward Francis Cunningham
Spouse Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Issue Prince Frederick
Frederica, Duchess of Anhalt-Dessau
House House of Hohenzollern
Father Frederick William II of Prussia
Mother Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt
Born (1773-11-05)5 November 1773
Berlin, Prussia
Died 28 December 1796(1796-12-28) (aged 23)
Prussian Royalty
House of Hohenzollern
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Frederick William II
   Frederica Charlotte, Duchess of York and Albany
   Frederick William III
   Princess Christine
   Prince Louis Charles
   Wilhelmine, Queen of the Netherlands
   Augusta, Electress of Hesse
   Prince Charles
   Prince Wilhelm

Prince Louis Charles of Prussia (German: Friedrich Ludwig Karl von Preußen) (Potsdam, 5 November 1773 – Berlin, 28 December 1796) was the second son and third child of Frederick William II of Prussia and Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt.


Marriage and issue[edit]

On 26 December 1793 in Berlin, Prussia, Prince Louis married HSH Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, youngest daughter of Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and sister of Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of his brother Frederick. They had three children :

Prince Louis Charles died aged 23 from diphtheria.

His widow went on to marry twice more, becoming Queen of Hanover by her last marriage.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]


  • 5 November 1773 – 28 December 1796: His Royal Highness Prince Louis Charles of Prussia