Prince Louis Charles of Prussia

Prince Frederick Louis Charles of Prussia (German: Friedrich Ludwig Karl; Potsdam, 5 November 1773 – Berlin, 28 December 1796) was the second son and third child of Frederick William II of Prussia and Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt.

Prince Louis Charles
Cunningham Friedrich Ludwig Karl von Preußen.jpg
Prince Louis of Prussia by Edward Francis Cunningham
Born(1773-11-05)5 November 1773
Berlin, Prussia
Died28 December 1796(1796-12-28) (aged 23)
SpouseFrederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
IssuePrince Frederick
Prince Charles
Frederica, Duchess of Anhalt-Dessau
Full name
German: Friedrich Ludwig Karl
English: Frederick Louis Charles
HouseHouse of Hohenzollern
FatherFrederick William II of Prussia
MotherFrederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt


Marriage and issueEdit

On 26 December 1793 in Berlin, Prussia, Prince Louis married Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, youngest daughter of Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and sister of Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of his brother Frederick.

They had three children:

Prince Louis Charles died aged 23 from diphtheria.

His widow went on to marry twice more, becoming Queen of Hanover by her last marriage.

Titles, styles, honours and armsEdit


  • 5 November 1773 – 28 December 1796: His Royal Highness Prince Louis Charles of Prussia



  • Versuch eines Beitrags zur Charakteristik des Prinzen Friedrich Ludwig Karl von Preußen, Belitz & Braun, Berlín 1797. (Digitalized)