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
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
Prussian Royalty
House of Hohenzollern
Frederick William II
Princess Frederica Charlotte, Duchess of York and Albany
Frederick William III
Princess Christine
Prince Louis Charles
Wilhelmine, Queen of the Netherlands
Augusta, Electress of Hesse
Prince Charles
Prince Wilhelm


Marriage and issue

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 arms


  • 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)

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