August David zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein

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Graf August David of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein (14 April 1663 – 1735) was a Prussian politician. He was a member of the Cabinet of Three Counts, with Johann Kasimir Kolbe von Wartenberg and Alexander Hermann, Count of Wartensleben, also known due to their heavy taxation as "the great W(oes) of Prussia (Wartenberg, Wartensleben, Wittgenstein).

His daughter Sophie Polyxena Concórdia of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein (28 May 1709 in Berlin – 15 December 1781 in Siegen) married Frederick William II, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, on 23 September 1728, and had five daughters:

  • Sophie Charlotte (6 June 1729 – 2 April 1759) married on 30 September 1748 to Count Charles Paul Ernest of Bentheim-Steinfurt (younger line)
  • Friederike Wilhelmine (3 April 1730 – 18 November 1733)
  • Marie Eleanor Concordia (2 March 1731 – 20 April 1759). She died of smallpox in the house of the preacher Theodore Diederich Henrich Wever in Kamen[1]
  • Friederike Auguste (1 June 1732 – 23 March 1733)
  • Anna Catharina Charlotte Auguste (19 June 1734 – 9 June 1759)

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  • Werner Schmidt: Friedrich I. - Kurfürst von Brandenburg, König in Preußen, Heinrich Hugendubel Verlag, München 2004, ISBN 3-424-01319-6