Prince Louis Charles of Prussia (German: Friedrich Ludwig Karl von Preußen; Potsdam, 5 November 1773 – Berlin, 28 December 1796) was the second son and third child of Frederick William II of Prussia and Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt.
Marriage and issue
On 26 December 1793 in Berlin, Prussia, Prince Louis married HSH Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, youngest daughter of Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and sister of Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of his brother Frederick.
They had three children:
HRH Prince Frederick Wilhelm Ludwig of Prussia (30 October 1794 - 27 July 1863); married Princess Luise of Anhalt-Bernburg (1799–1882); father of Prince George and Prince Alexander of Prussia.
HRH Prince Charles of Prussia (26 September 1795 - 6 April 1798).
HRH Princess Frederica Wilhelmina Louise Amalia of Prussia (30 September 1796 - 1 January 1850); married Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau (1794–1871) and had issue.
Prince Louis Charles died aged 23 from diphtheria.
His widow went on to marry twice more, becoming Queen of Hanover by her last marriage.
Titles, styles, honours and arms
5 November 1773 – 28 December 1796: His Royal Highness Prince Louis Charles of Prussia
Ancestors of Prince Louis Charles of Prussia
16. Frederick I of Prussia
8. Frederick William I of Prussia
17. Sophia Charlotte of Hanover
4. Prince Augustus William of Prussia
18. George I of Great Britain
9. Sophia Dorothea of Hanover
19. Sophia Dorothea of Celle
2. Frederick William II of Prussia
20. Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
10. Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
21. Christina Wilhelmina of Hesse-Eschwege
5. Duchess Louise Amalie of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
22. Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
11. Antoinette Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg
23. Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen
1. Prince Louis Charles of Prussia
24. Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
12. Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
25. Dorothea Charlotte of Brandenburg-Ansbach
6. Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
26. Johann Reinhard III, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg