Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia

Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia

Joachim Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Leopold Prinz von Preußen (* 14 November 1865 in Berlin; † 13 September 1931 on Krojanke manor, Landkreis Flatow, Grenzmark Posen-Westpreußen) was a son of Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia and Princess Marie-Anne von Anhalt-Dessau, married in 1854.


On 24 June 1889 he in Berlin married Princess Louise Sophie von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (8 April 1866 in Kiel; † 28 April 1952 in Bad Nauheim), a sister of Empress Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria, wife of Kaiser Wilhelm II.

* "Viktoria Margarete" Elisabeth Marie Adelheid Ulrike (1890–1923) - married Heinrich XXXIII. von Reuß-Köstritz (1879–1942)
* Joachim Viktor Wilhelm Leopold "Friedrich Sigismund" (1891–1927)
* Tassilo Wilhelm Humbert Leopold "Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia (1893-1917)" , fell in WW1
* Franz Joseph Oskar Ernst Patrick "Friedrich Leopold" (1895–1959)

Militar career

At age 10 in 1875 Kadett, in 1885 Premierlieutnant (Oberleutnant), 1888 Rittmeister (Hauptmann), 1890 Major and 1893 Oberst.

In the same year promoted to Generalmajor, commander of Regiment Garde du Corps, a Kürassier-Regiment of 1. Garde-Kavallerie-Brigade. Honoraray Regimentsinhaber of the Austrian k.u.k. Husarenregimentes Nr. 2 Friedrich Leopold, Prinz von Preußen (since 17. April 1742).

1898 Generalleutnant, leader of Kavallerieinspektion Potsdam. In 1902 General der Kavallerie. Served during Russian-Japanese War (1904–1905) as counselor in the Russian HQ. 1907 Generalinspektor of the Army, 10 September 1910 Generaloberst.


Prinz Friedrich Leopold von Preußen was the last protector of Prussian Free masons from the House of Hohenzollern. A member since 1889 in "Friedrich Wilhelm zur Morgenröte", he in 1894 became protector of all 3 loges. Duringe Novemberrevolution 1918, he hoisted a red flag on his Jagdschloß Glienicke near Berlin.

He owned also large manor at Krojanke, after 1918 loacted in Grenzmark Posen-Westpreußen. On 21 June 1924, possession was confirmed by the Reichsgericht. He died there in 1931.


* Zivkovic, Georg: "Heer- und Flottenführer der Welt". Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück, 1971 S. 427-428 ISBN 3-7648-0666-4

External links

* [ Österreichische Husaren ] at
* [ Kavallerie-Regiment1 ] at
* [ Geschichte1 ] at - Foto of Prinz Friedrich Leopold von Preußen
* [ Die Junkers F 13 ] at

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