Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Ferdinand Albert (German "Ferdinand Albrecht"; 29 May 1680 – 2 September 1735, 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 was the fourth son of Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

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.

Ancestry


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1= 1. Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
2= 2. Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
3= 3. Christina Wilhelmina of Hesse-Eschwege
4= 4. Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
5= 5. Elizabeth Sophia of Mecklenburg-Gustrow
6= 6. Frederick, Landgrave of Hesse-Eschwege
7= 7. Eleonora Catherine of Pfalz-Zweibrucken
8= 8. Henry III, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
9= 9. Ursula of Saxe-Lauenburg-Ratzeburg
10= 10. John Albert II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Gustrow
11= 11. Elizabeth of Mecklenburg-Gadebusch
12= 12. Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel)
13= 13. Juliana of Nassau-Siegen
14= 14. John Casimir, Count Palatine of Kleeburg
15= 15. Catharina of Sweden
16= 16. Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
17= 17. Sophia of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
18= 18. Franz I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg-Ratzeburg
19= 19. Sibylla of Saxony
20= 20. Johann V-VII, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
21= 21. Sophia of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp
22= 22. Christopher, Duke of Mecklenburg-Gadebusch
23= 23. Princess Elizabeth of Sweden
24= 24. William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel)
25= 25. Sabine of Württemberg
26= 26. John II (VII), Count of Nassau-Siegen
27= 27. Magdalena of Waldeck-Wildungen
28= 28. John I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
29= 29. Magdalene of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
30= 30. Charles IX of Sweden
31= 31. Anna Marie of Palatinate-Kleeburg

Family

Ferdinand Albert married Antoinette Amalie, daughter of his cousin Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, in 1712. They had the following children who reached adulthood:

1. Charles (1713-1780), married Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia

2. Anthony Ulrich (1714-1774), married Princess Elizabeth of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (later Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Russia)

3. Elizabeth Christine (1715-1797), married King Frederick II of Prussia

4. Louis Ernest (1718-1788)

5. Ferdinand (1721-1792)

6. Louise Amalie (1722-1780), married Prince Augustus William of Prussia

7. Sophie Antonia (1724-1802), married Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

8. Albert (1725-1745), died childless

9. Teresa Natalia (1728-1778), Abbess of Gandersheim

10. Juliana Mary (1729-1796), married King Frederick V of Denmark

11. Frederick Francis (1732-1758), died childless

"Note: list may be incomplete."

References

* [http://welfen.de/ferdinan3.htm At the House of Welf site (in German)]


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