Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia (Tassilo Wilhelm Humbert Leopold Friedrich Karl; 6 April 1893 – 6 April 1917) was a German prince and competitive horse rider who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Biography [ edit ]
Prince Friedrich Karl was born in
Schloss Klein-Glienicke, Potsdam, Berlin. He was the son of Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia (1865–1931) and Princess Louise Sophie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1866–1952) and a grandson of Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia.
He was a member of the 1912 German Olympic equestrian team, which won a bronze medal in the
team jumping event. His horse during the Olympic competition was "Gibson Boy".
He fought in
World War I as an aviator between 1914 and 1917. He commanded Fliegerabteilung (Artillerie) 258, an artillery spotting unit, but flew patrols in a single-seat fighter with whenever possible. During one such patrol on March 21, 1917, he was forced to land because of a bullet in his engine and with a slight wound to his foot. He landed his Jasta Boelcke Albatros aircraft in no-man's land, but while running towards his own lines he was shot in the back and severely wounded by Australian troops. He was taken into captivity, where he died from his injuries on 6 April 1917 at  Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray.
Regimental Commissions [ edit ]
1. Garderegiment zu Fuß (1st Regiment of Foot Guards), Leutnant
à la suite from 1903; Leutnant by 1908.  Fliegerabteilung (Artillerie) 258 (artillery aerial observer squadron), squadron commander, 1917.
Chivalric Orders  [ edit ]
Military Decorations (1914-1917) [ edit ]
Iron Cross, Second Class
Iron Cross, First Class Flugzeugführerabzeichen (Pilot’s qualification badge), ca. 1917
Ancestry [ edit ]
Ancestors of Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia (1893–1917)
16. Frederick William III of Prussia 8. Prince Charles of Prussia 17. Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 4. Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia 18. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 9. Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 19. Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia 2. Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia 20. Leopold III, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau 10. Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt 21. Louise of Brandenburg-Schwedt 5. Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau 22. Prince Louis Charles of Prussia 11. Frederica Wilhelmina of Prussia 23. Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1. Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia 24. Frederick Christian II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg 12. Christian August II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg 25. Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark 6. Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg 26. Christian-Conrad, Count of Danneskiold-Samsøe 13. Countess Louise-Sophie Danneskiold-Samsøe 27. Johanna Kaas of Mur 3. Princess Louise Sophie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg 28. Charles Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg 14. Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg 29. Countess Amalie of Solms-Baruth 7. Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg 30. Emich Carl, 2nd Prince of Leiningen 15. Princess Feodora of Leiningen 31. Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
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