Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia

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Joachim Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Leopold Prinz von Preußen (14 November 1865 in Berlin – 13 September 1931 Krojanke manor, Landkreis Flatow, Posen-West Prussia) was a son of Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia and Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau, married in 1854.

Family[edit]

On 24 June 1889 he married in Berlin Princess Louise Sophie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (8 April 1866 in Kiel – 28 April 1952 in Bad Nauheim), a sister of Empress Auguste Viktoria, wife of Emperor Wilhelm II.

Name Birth Death Notes
Princess Viktoria Margarete Elisabeth Marie Adelheid Ulrike 17 April 1890 9 September 1923 married Prince Heinrich XXXIII Reuss of Köstritz (1879–1942)
Prince Joachim Viktor Wilhelm Leopold Friedrich Sigismund 17 December 1891 6 July 1927 married HSH Princess Marie Luise Dagmar Bathildis Charlotte of Schaumburg-Lippe (10 February 1897-1 October 1938)
Tassilo Wilhelm Humbert Leopold Friedrich Karl 6 April 1893 6 April 1917 known as Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, fell in World War I.
Prince Franz Joseph Oskar Ernst Patrick Friedrich Leopold 27 August 1895 27 November 1959

Military career[edit]

At age 10 in 1875 Kadett, in 1885 Premierlieutnant (Oberleutnant), 1888 Rittmeister (Hauptmann), 1890 Major and 1893 Oberst.

In the same year promoted to Generalmajor, commander of the Gardes du Corps, a Cuirassiers regiment of the 1st Guards Cavalry Brigade. Colonel-in-Chief of the Austrian k.u.k. Husarenregimentes Nr. 2 Friedrich Leopold, Prinz von Preußen (since 17. April 1742).

1898 Generalleutnant, leader of Kavallerieinspektion Potsdam. In 1902 General der Kavallerie. Served during Russian-Japanese War (1904–1905) as counselor in the Russian HQ. 1907 Generalinspektor of the Army, 10 September 1910 Generaloberst.

Other[edit]

Prinz Friedrich Leopold was the last patron of the Prussian freemasons from the House of Hohenzollern. A member since 1889 in "Friedrich Wilhelm zur Morgenröte", in 1894 he became patron of all three lodges. During the November Revolution 1918, he hoisted a red flag on his hunting lodge Glienicke near Berlin.

He also owned a large manor at Krojanke, after 1918 located in Posen-West Prussia. On 21 June 1924, possession was confirmed by the Reichsgericht. He died there in 1931.

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Literature[edit]

  • Zivkovic, Georg: Heer- und Flottenführer der Welt. Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück, 1971 S. 427-428 ISBN 3-7648-0666-4

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