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Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

Duchess Luise
Princess Augustus William of Prussia
Pesne - Louise Amalie of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel - Neues Palais, cropped.png
Portrait by Antoine Pesne.
Born29 January 1722
Schloss Bevern, Weser
Died13 January 1780(1780-01-13) (aged 57)
Schloss Oranienburg, Berlin, Prussia
SpousePrince Augustus William of Prussia
IssueFrederick William II of Prussia
Prince Henry
Wilhelmina, Princess of Orange
Prince Emil
FatherFerdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
MotherDuchess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (Luise Amalie; 29 January 1722 – 13 January 1780) was daughter of Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and his wife Duchess 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 Queen Elisabeth Christine of Prussia, wife of her brother-in-law Frederick the Great. She was also the sibling of Queen Juliana Maria of Denmark and Norway and Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.



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