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Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

Ferdinand Albert (German Ferdinand Albrecht; 29 May 1680 (O.S.), Bevern – 2 September 1735 (O.S.), Salzdahlum), Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, was an officer in the army of the Holy Roman Empire. He was prince of Wolfenbüttel during 1735.

Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Born(1680-05-29)29 May 1680 (O.S.)
Bevern, Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Died2 September 1735(1735-09-02)(aged 55) (O.S.)
Salzdahlum, Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Noble familyGuelph
Spouse(s)Antoinette Amalie of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
among others....
Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Duke Anthony Ulrich
Elisabeth Christine, Queen of Prussia
Duke Louis Ernest
Duke Ferdinand
Luise, Princess of Prussia
Sophie, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Teresa Natalia, Abbess of Gandersheim
Juliana Maria, Queen of Denmark
Duke Frederick Francis
FatherFerdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
MotherChristina Wilhelmina of Hesse-Eschwege


Ferdinand Albert was the fourth son of Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Christina Wilhelmina of Hesse-Eschwege.

Ferdinand Albert fought on the side of Emperor Leopold I in the War of the Spanish Succession. In 1704 he became adjutant of the Emperor; in 1707 major general, and in 1711 lieutenant field marshal. During the Austro-Turkish War of 1716-18, he fought under Prince Eugene of Savoy, participated in the battles of Belgrade and Petrovaradin, and became commander of the fortress of Komárno. In 1723, he became field marshal, and in 1733, Generalfeldmarschall.

After the death of his cousin Louis Rudolph in March 1735, Ferdinand Albert inherited the Principality of Wolfenbüttel and resigned as field marshal. He died six months later.


Ferdinand Albert married Antoinette Amalie (1696–1762), youngest daughter of his first cousin Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and his wife Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen, on 15 October 1712. They had 12 children who reached adulthood.

  1. Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1 August 1713 – 26 March 1780) married Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia and had issue.

  2. Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (28 August 1714 – 4 May 1774 (O.S.)) married Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Russia and had issue. He and his children were treated barbarically by Empress Elizabeth of Russia and he died in prison.

  3. Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (8 November 1715 – 13 January 1797) married Frederick II of Prussia, no issue.

  4. Ludwig Ernest of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (25 September 1718 – 12 May 1788) died unmarried.

  5. Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (12 January 1721 – 3 July 1792) died unmarried.

  6. Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (29 January 1722 – 13 January 1780) married Prince Augustus William of Prussia and had issue.

  7. Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (13/23 January 1724 – 17 May 1802) married Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and had issue.

  8. Albert of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1725–1745) died unmarried.

  9. Charlotte of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1725–1766) died unmarried.

  10. Theresa Natalie of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (4 June 1728 – 26 June 1778) died unmarried.

  11. Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (4 September 1729 – 10 October 1796) married Frederick V of Denmark and had issue.

  12. Frederick William of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1731–1732) died in infancy.

  13. Frederick Francis of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1732–1758) died unmarried at the Battle of Hochkirch.


Note: list may be incomplete.

Charles I
Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Karl I. von Braunschweig.jpg1 August 1713–
26 March 1780
Married in 1733 Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia, had issue
Anthony Ulrich
Duke of Brunswick
Anton ulrikh.jpg28 August 1714–
4 May 1774
Married in 1739 Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Russia, had issue
Elisabeth Christine
Queen of Prussia
Elisabeth Christine (um 1740).jpg8 November 1715–
13 January 1797
Married in 1733 the future King Frederick II of Prussia, no issue
Ludwig Ernest
Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Duke of Courland
Ludwig Ernst (1718-1788) Herzog zu Braunschweig - Wolfenbüttel - Bevern.jpg25 September 1718–
12 May 1788
Died unmarried
Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Prinz Ferdinand Braunschweig.jpg12 January 1721–
3 July 1792
Died unmarried
Louise Amalie
Luise Amalie (Bernhard Rode).jpg29 January 1722–
13 January 1780
Married in 1742 Prince Augustus William of Prussia, had issue
Sophie Antoinette
Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
13/23 January 1724–
17 May 1802
Married Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, had issue
Died unmarried
Died unmarried
Teresa Natalia
Abbess of Gandersheim
Therese von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel by A.R. de Gasc (1773).jpg4 June 1728–
26 June 1778
Died unmarried
Juliana Maria
Queen of Denmark and Norway
Juliane v Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel Residenzmuseum Celle.JPG4 September 1729–
10 October 1796
Married Frederick V of Denmark, had issue
Frederick William
Died in infancy
Frederick Francis
Died unmarried



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