Frederick William “The Black Duke” of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

Frederick William “The Black Duke” of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

Birth
Braunschweig, Stadtkreis Braunschweig, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 16 Jun 1815 (aged 43)
Walloon Brabant, Belgium
Burial Braunschweig, Stadtkreis Braunschweig, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Memorial ID 96675564 · View Source
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Frederick William of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel was born in Braunschweig as the fourth son of Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Princess Augusta of Great Britain.
He was a German prince and Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Oels. Nicknamed "The Black Duke", he was a military officer who led the Black Brunswickers against Napoleonic domination in Germany. He briefly ruled the state of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel from 1806-1807.
When Napoleon returned to the political scene in 1815 during the Hundred Days, Frederick William raised fresh troops. He was killed by a gunshot at the Battle of Quatre Bras on June 16, 1815.
On November 1, 1802, in Karlsruhe, Frederick William married Princess Marie Elisabeth of Baden (7 September 1782 Karlsruhe – 20 April 1808 Bruchsal), daughter of Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden. The couple had three children before Marie died of puerperal fever four days after giving birth to a stillborn daughter.
Charles (1804–1873)
William (1806–1884)
Stillborn daughter (b. & d. 16 April 1808 Bruchsal)



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  • Created by: Kat
  • Added: 7 Sep 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 96675564
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick William “The Black Duke” of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (9 Oct 1771–16 Jun 1815), Find a Grave Memorial no. 96675564, citing Dom Saint Blasius, Braunschweig, Stadtkreis Braunschweig, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany ; Maintained by Kat (contributor 47496397) .