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Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

Prussian princess
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Date of birth Wolfenbüttel, Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony, Germany
Date of death Jan 13, 1780 Berlin, Germany
Brother(s): Friedrich Franz von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Charles I Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick Duke Louis Ernest of Brunswick-Lüneburg Albrecht Braunschweig
Sister(s): Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern Therese of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Mother: Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Spouse: Prince Augustus William of Prussia
Children: Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange Frederick William II of Prussia Prince Henry of Prussia (1747–1767)
Father: Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
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Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (Luise Amalie; 29 January 1722 – 13 January 1780) was daughter of Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and his wife Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.


She was born at the Schloss Bevern near Holzminden/Weser. She was the seventh of fourteen children. Her parents were second cousins.


On 6 January 1742 she married Prince Augustus William of Prussia, second son of King Frederick William I of Prussia and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover. Prince Augustus William was a younger brother of the reigning Frederick the Great, whose spouse, Luise's own sister, gave him no children. As such, her son was to inherit the Prussian throne in 1786. In her widowhood, she was given the Crown Prince's Palace in Berlin.


Her older sister was Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, wife of Frederick the Great. She was also the sibling of the Queen of Denmark and Norway and the Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.



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  • 29 January 1722 - 6 January 1742: Her Serene Highness Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
  • 6 January 1742 - 13 January 1780: Her Royal Highness Princess August Wilhelm of Prussia
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