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

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

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

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.

Ancestry

Literature

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

External links

  • http://www.portrait-hille.de/genealog/tabln/HZ_Koe2.htm
  • Österreichische Husaren at www.kuk-wehrmacht.de
  • Kavallerie-Regiment1 at www.preussenweb.de
  • Geschichte1 at www.schroederniko.de - Photo of Prinz Friedrich Leopold von Preußen
  • Die Junkers F 13 at www.ju-f13.de
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