Karl Wilhelm, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

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Karl Wilhelm, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Gender: M
Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand
born on 9 October 1735 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Wolfenbüttel, Germany, 52n10, 10e32
Timezone LMT m10e32 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 15°24' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 13°30 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 06°52'

Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Karl Wilhelm (circa 1780)


Prussian royalty, a ruler of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, a statesman and a military leader. He succeeded his father as sovereign prince of the Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, one of the princely states of the Holy Roman Empire. He was a recognized master of the warfare of the mid-18th century who served as a Generalfeldmarschall of the Kingdom of Prussia. The duke was a cultured and benevolent despot in the model of Frederick the Great.

On 16 January 1764, he married Princess Augusta, a sister of George III of Great Britain. The couple were second cousins to each other, being great-grandchildren of George I of Great Britain. Inbreeding was a possible cause for the fact that the first three of the couple's four sons suffered from physical, mental or psychological disabilities. They had three healthy daughters. The duke also fathered at least one bastard, Forstenburg, who was healthy and began a promising military career before being killed in action during 1793.

Duke Karl died on 10 November 1806, aged 71, in Ottensen, First French Empire.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 16 January 1764 (Princess Augusta of Great Britain)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded two news reports:

"Born at about 5 o'clock in the morning" from "Leydse courant," 19 October 1735, p 1: "WOLFFEMBUTTEL den 11 October., Eergifter-ochtent omtrent vyf uuren is onze Hertogin in 't Kraambedde bevallen van eenen Prins."

"Born at 6 o'clock in the morning" from "Haerlemsche courant," 18 October 1735, p. 2: "Hamburg den 14 October. Vaon Bronsuijck heeft men, dat haer Coninckl. Hoogh, dc regeerende Herrogin van Bronswijck-Wolfenbuttel , Coninckl. Princeffe van Pruyffen , den 9 's morgens ten 6 uuren te Wolfenbuttel geluckelijck van een Prins in de kraem is bevallen."


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (42 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Eight)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Generalfeldmarschall)
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Brunswick-Bevern)