Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

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Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Gender: M
born on 9 October 1771 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Brunswick, Germany, 52n16, 10e31
Timezone LMT m10e31 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 15°53' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 00°43 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 29°23'

Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Friedrich Wilhelm


German prince and Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Oels. Nicknamed "The Black Duke", he was a military officer who led the Black Brunswickers against French domination in Germany. He briefly ruled the state of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel from 1806 to 1807 and again from 1813 to 1815.

On 1 November 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.

He was killed by a gunshot at the Battle of Quatre Bras on 16 June 1815.

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  • Death by War or Terrorism 16 June 1815 (Gunshot, age 43)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Der Schwarze Herzog: Friedrich Wilhelm von Braunschweig-Oels – Eine Biographie" by Christopher Schulze (Diplomica, 2014), p. 11: "Man war am 09. Oktober 1771 im Braunschweiger Residenzschloss . . . Friedrich Wilhelm wurde an diesem Vormittag zwischen zehn und elf Uhr als der vierte Sohn von Erbprinz Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand und dessen Gemahlin der Prinzessin Auguste von Hannover geboren."

Abridged translation: 'On 9 October 1771 at Brunswick . . . Friedrich Wilhelm was born on this morning between ten and eleven o'clock as the fourth son of Prince Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand and his wife the Princess Auguste of Hanover.'


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Military officer)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Brunswick-Bevern)