Ferdinand of Brunswick

Ferdinand of Brunswick

Birth
Wolfenbüttel, Landkreis Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 3 Jul 1792 (aged 71)
Braunschweig, Stadtkreis Braunschweig, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Burial Braunschweig, Stadtkreis Braunschweig, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Memorial ID 96673020 · View Source
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Ferdinand, Prince of Brunswick-Lüneburg.
He was the fourth son of Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Christine of Hesse-Eschwege.
He was a field marshal known for his participation in the Seven Years' War. He led an Anglo-German army in Western Germany which successfully repelled French attempts to occupy Hanover.
He was in the of Battles/wars
War of the Austrian Succession
Battle of Mollwitz
Battle of Chotusitz
Battle of Soor
Seven Years' War
Battle of Lobositz
Battle of Prague (1757)
Battle of Rossbach
Battle of Rheinberg
Battle of Kreffeld
Battle of Minden
Battle of Warburg
Battle of Kloster Kampen
Battle of Villinghausen
Battle of Wilhelmsthal
2nd Battle of Lutterberg
Siege of Cassel
After the war, he was honored by other sovereigns, and he received the rank of field marshal and a regiment from the Austrians.
Ferdinand retired to Brunswick and his castle of Vechelde, where he occupied himself in building and other improvements. He became a patron of learning and art, and a great benefactor of the poor. He died on 3 July 1792.



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  • Added: 7 Sep 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 96673020
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ferdinand of Brunswick (12 Jan 1721–3 Jul 1792), Find a Grave Memorial no. 96673020, citing Dom Saint Blasius, Braunschweig, Stadtkreis Braunschweig, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany ; Maintained by Kat (contributor 47496397) .