Friedrich Wilhelm III

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Deutsch: Friedrich Wilhelm III. von Preußen
English: Frederick William III of Prussia, 1770–1840 was king of Prussia (1797–1840)

Frederick William III (de:Friedrich Wilhelm III., August 3 1770 – June 7 1840) was king of Prussia from 1797 to 1840. The son of King Frederick William II of Prussia married Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, a princess noted for her beauty. His eldest son, Frederick William IV of Prussia, succeeded him in 1840.


Frederick William III's ancestors in three generations
Frederick William III of Prussia Father:
Frederick William II of Prussia
Paternal Grandfather:
Prince Augustus William of Prussia
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Frederick William I of Prussia
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Sophia Dorothea of Hanover
Paternal Grandmother:
Louise Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Antoinette Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt
Maternal Grandfather:
Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg and Müntzenberg
Maternal Grandmother:
en:Caroline of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Christian III of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken


Name Birth Death Notes
Unnamed Princess of Prussia October 7 1794 October 7 1794  
King Frederick William IV of Prussia October 15 1795 January 2 1861 Married Princess Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, no issue.
William I, German Emperor March 22 1797 March 9 1888 Married Princess Augusta of Saxe-Weimar, had issue.
Princess Charlotte of Prussia July 13, 1798 November 1, 1860 Married Emperor Nicholas I of Russia, had issue.
Princess Friederike of Prussia October 14, 1799 March 30, 1800  
Prince Carl of Prussia June 29, 1801 January 21, 1883 Married Marie of Saxe-Weimar, had issue.
Princess Alexandrine of Prussia February 23, 1803 April 21, 1892 Married Grand Duke Paul Frederick of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, had issue.
Prince Ferdinand of Prussia December 13, 1804 April 1, 1806  
Princess Louise of Prussia February 1, 1808 December 6, 1870 Married Prince Frederick of the Netherlands, had issue.
Prince Albrecht of Prussia (1809–1872) October 4, 1809 October 14, 1872 Married Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, had issue.