Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (1944–1977)

Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (1944–1977)

Prince Louis Ferdinand Oskar of Prussia (25 August 1944–11 July 1977) (German: Louis Ferdinand Oskar Christian Prinz von Preußen), also called Louis Ferdinand II, or Louis Ferdinand jr., nicknamed "Lulu", was the fifth of seven children of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia and his wife Grand Duchess Kira of Russia and a member of the House of Hohenzollern.

Louis Ferdinand was born in 1944 in Golzow, Brandenburg, and in 1967 he volunteered to serve in the West German Army (Bundeswehr) with the goal of becoming a reserve officer. In 1972 he started an apprenticeship at a bank and continued to serve his military duties on a regular basis. In 1977 he was involved in a severe accident during military maneuvers when he got stuck between two vehicles. Although his leg was amputated, he succumbed several weeks later to the trauma and died on July 11, 1977 in Bremen.

On 23 May 1975, Louis Ferdinand married Countess Donata Emma of Castell-Rüdenhausen (b. 21 June 1950). They had two children:

* Prince Georg Friedrich Ferdinand of Prussia (born June 10, 1976)
* Princess Cornelie-Cécile Viktoria Luise of Prussia (born posthumously on January 30, 1978); she was born handicapped ["Le Petit Gotha"]

Ancestry

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1= 1. Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia
2= 2. Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia
3= 3. Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia
4= 4. William, German Crown Prince
5= 5. Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
6= 6. Cyril Vladimirovich, Grand Duke of Russia
7= 7. Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
8= 8. William II, German Emperor
9= 9. Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein
10= 10. Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
11= 11. Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia
12= 12. Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
13= 13. Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
14= 14. Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
15= 15. Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia
16= 16. Frederick III, German Emperor
17= 17. Victoria, Princess Royal
18= 18. Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
19= 19. Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
20= 20. Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
21= 21. Princess Auguste Reuss of Köstritz
22= 22. Grand Duke Michael Nicolaevich of Russia
23= 23. Princess Cecilie of Baden
24= 24. Alexander II of Russia
25= 25. Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine
26= 26. Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (= 20)
27= 27. Princess Auguste Reuss of Köstritz (= 21)
28= 28. Albert, Prince Consort
29= 29. Victoria of the United Kingdom
30= 30. Alexander II of Russia (= 24)
31= 31. Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine (= 25)

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