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Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Spouse(s) Antoinette Amalie of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Noble family House of Guelph
Father Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Mother Christine of Hesse-Eschwege
Born (1680-05-29)29 May 1680
Died 2 September 1735(1735-09-02) (aged 55)
Salzdahlum

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.

Life

Ferdinand Albert was the fourth son of Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Christine of Hesse-Eschwege.

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.

Marriage

Ferdinand Albert married Antoinette Amalie (1696–1762), younger daughter of his first cousin Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and his wife Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen, on 15 October 1712. They had 12 children who reached adulthood.

  1. Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1 August 1713 – 26 March 1780) married Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia and had issue.
  2. Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (28 August 1714 – 4 May 1774) married Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Russia and had issue.
  3. Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (8 November 1715 – 13 January 1797) married Frederick II of Prussia, no issue.
  4. Louis Ernest of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (25 September 1718 – 12 May 1788) died unmarried.
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