Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

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Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
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Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Spouse(s) Antoinette Amalie of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Noble family Guelph
Father Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Mother Christine of Hesse-Eschwege (de)
Born (1680-05-29)29 May 1680
Died 2 September 1735(1735-09-02) (aged 55)
Salzdahlum

Ferdinand Albert (German Ferdinand Albrecht; 29 May 1680 – 2 September 1735, Salzdahlum), Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, was an officer in the army of the Holy Roman Empire. He was prince of Wolfenbüttel during 1735.

Life[edit]

Ferdinand Albert was the fourth son of Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Christine of Hesse-Eschwege (de).

Ferdinand Albert fought on the side of Emperor Leopold I in the War of the Spanish Succession. In 1704 he became adjutant of the Emperor; in 1707 major general, and in 1711 lieutenant field marshal. During the Austro-Turkish War of 1716-18, he fought under Prince Eugene of Savoy, participated in the battles of Belgrade and Petrovaradin, and became commander of the fortress of Komárno. In 1723, he became field marshal, and in 1733, Generalfeldmarschall.

After the death of his cousin Louis Rudolph in March 1735, Ferdinand Albert inherited the Principality of Wolfenbüttel and resigned as field marshal. He died six months later.

Marriage[edit]

Ferdinand Albert married Antoinette Amalie (1696–1762), younger daughter of his first cousin Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and his wife Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen, on 15 October 1712. They had 12 children who reached adulthood.

  1. Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1 August 1713 – 26 March 1780) married Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia and had issue.
  2. Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (28 August 1714 – 4 May 1774) married Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Russia and had issue. He and his children were treated barbarically by Empress Elizabeth of Russia an he died in prison.
  3. Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (8 November 1715 – 13 January 1797) married Frederick II of Prussia, no issue.
  4. Ludwig Ernest of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (25 September 1718 – 12 May 1788) died unmarried.
  5. Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (12 January 1721 – 3 July 1792) died unmarried.
  6. Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (29 January 1722 – 13 January 1780) married Prince Augustus William of Prussia and had issue.
  7. Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (13/23 January 1724 – 17 May 1802) married Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and had issue.
  8. Albert of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1725–1745) died unmarried.
  9. Charlotte of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1725–1766) died unmarried.
  10. Theresa Natalie of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (4 June 1728 – 26 June 1778) died unmarried.
  11. Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (4 September 1729 – 10 October 1796) married Frederick V of Denmark and had issue.
  12. Frederick William of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1731–1732) died in infancy.
  13. Frederick Francis of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1732–1758) died unmarried.

Issue[edit]

Note: list may be incomplete.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Cadet branch of the House of Welf
Born: 29 May 1680 Died: 13 September 1735
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ferdinand Albert I
Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Prince of Bevern

1687-1735
Succeeded by
Ernest Ferdinand
Preceded by
Louis Rudolph
Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Prince of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

1735
Succeeded by
Charles I