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Frederick of Hohenau

Frederick of Hohenau

German noble
The basics
Date of birth Dresden, Dresden Directorate District, Saxony, Germany
Date of death Apr 15, 1914
Sister(s): Princess Charlotte Frederica of Prussia Princess Alexandrine of Prussia
Mother: Rosalie von Rauch
Children: Wilhelm Graf von Hohenau
Father: Prince Albert of Prussia (1809–1872)
Brother(s): Wilhelm von Hohenau Prince Albert of Prussia
The details

Count Albrecht Friedrich Wilhelm Bernhard of Hohenau (born May 21, 1857 in the Albrechtsberg Castle in Dresden; died 15 April 1914 in Ochelhermsdorf) was a German nobleman.

Frederick, also known as Fritz, was a son of Prince Albrecht of Prussia (1809–1872), who was a brother of Emperor William I and King Frederick William IV of Prussia, from his second, morganatic marriage with Rosalie (1820–1879), daughter of the Prussian War Minister Gustav von Rauch. Because his father’s marriage to his mother was morganatic, Frederick was not counted as a member of the House of Hohenzollern.

After the death of his mother, Frederick was, together with his older brother William, heir to the Schloss Albrechtsberg in Dresden, which he occupied until his death. In 1901, together with Friedrich Botho, a brother of Philip, Prince of Eulenburg, he had to leave the Prussian military service because of his homosexual inclinations.

Frederick was also involved in the two biggest scandals of the German Empire under Kaiser Wilhelm II. He belonged to the Liebenberg Round Table and played a role alongside his wife in the so-called Kotze Affair.


Frederick married Charlotte von der Decken (1863–1933) at 21 June 1881 in Berbisdorf [de]. The couple had the following issue:

  • Albrecht (1882–1966)
  • Wilhelm (1884–1957), a horse rider who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • Friedrich Karl (1895–1929)
  • Friedrich Franz (1896–1918), killed in action during the First World War


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