Friedrich Wilhelm I, King of Prussia
|born on||4 August 1688 Jul.Cal. (14 Aug 1688 greg.) at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )|
|Place||Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21|
|Timezone||LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||22°28' 01°38 Asc. 03°33'|
Prussian monarch and Elector of Brandenburg (as Frederick William II) from 1713 until his death. He was in personal union the sovereign prince of the Principality of Neuchâtel.
The King acquired a reputation for his fondness for military display, leading to his special efforts to hire the tallest men he could find in all of Europe for a special regiment nicknamed the Potsdam Giants. He was known as the Soldier-king (Soldatenkönig).
He died on 31 May 1740, at about 15:30 LAT, in Berlin, aged 51.
- parent->child relationship with Anna Amalie, Abbess of Quedlinburg (born 9 November 1723)
- parent->child relationship with August Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia (born 23 May 1730)
- parent->child relationship with August Wilhelm, Prince of Prussia (1722) (born 9 August 1722)
- parent->child relationship with Charlotte Albertine, Princess of Prussia (born 5 May 1713)
- parent->child relationship with Friederike Luise, Princess of Prussia (born 28 September 1714)
- parent->child relationship with Friedrich II, King of Prussia (born 24 January 1712)
- parent->child relationship with Friedrich Ludwig, Prince of Orange (born 23 November 1707)
- parent->child relationship with Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Prussia (born 16 August 1710)
- parent->child relationship with Heinrich, Prince of Prussia (1726) (born 18 January 1726)
- parent->child relationship with Luise Ulrike, Queen of Sweden (born 24 July 1720)
- parent->child relationship with Sophie Dorothea Marie, Princess of Prussia (born 25 January 1719)
- parent->child relationship with Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg (born 3 July 1709)
- child->parent relationship with Friedrich I, King of Prussia (born 11 July 1657 (greg.))
- has other family relationship with Anna Amalie, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (born 24 October 1739). Notes: he was her grandfather
- Death, Cause unspecified 31 May 1740 at 3:30 PM in Berlin (Age 51, 15:30 = LAT)
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Taeger has 15 August 1688, quoting Lescaut quoting L'Astrologue Nr. 68, B.C.
However, Sy Scholfield notes that various books and biographies give 14 August. For example, "Forschungen zur Geschichte Mannheims und der Pfalz" (Researches on the history of Mannheim and the Palatinate) (Bibliographisches Institut, 1963), p. 265, states "GHA Bericht Spees (0) vom 16. August 1688. Im Bericht vom 15. August 1688 teilt Spee mit, daß am 14. August mittags 3 Uhr die Kurfürstin von Brandenburg einen Sohn geboren habe" (In his report of 15 August 1688, Spee states that the Electress of Brandenburg had given birth to a son on 14 August at three o'clock midday).
Scholfield also quotes from The Present State of the Universe, Or an Account of I. The Rise, Birth ... of All the Present Chief Princes of the World (Randall Taylor, 1694), p. 25: "Frederick-William, born at two of the clock in the Afternoon, Aug. 4. 1688."
The dates of 4 and 14 August are the same, as the first is Julian and the second Gregorian. On 15 August 2018 the date was changed from 15 to 14 August [NS]; Taeger's reference possibly contains a typo. As two times are given, 2pm and 3pm, 2:30pm is used.
Death data: (biography)(annot.mik).(via W.Nelson:"die Hohenzollern").
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Fourteen)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hohenzollern, Prussia)