During the battle he was struck by a musket ball and lost both of his eyes; his second-in-command Friedrich Wilhelm Carl von Schmettau was also mortally wounded, causing a breakdown in the Prussian command. 1712 September 4, 1712. He eventually succeeded his father, married and sired two sons. The Brunswick Manifesto seemed to furnish the agitators with a complete justification for the revolt that they were already planning. English: Portrait of William the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1535-1592) or William Augustus, Duke of Brunswick-Harburg (1564-1642) Artiste: German School. [citation needed], From 1778 to 1779 he served in the War of the Bavarian Succession. [20] However Kellerman's forces outflanked him by advancing up the Rhine, recapturing French possessions there. [3] The Patriots were out-manoeuvred and overwhelmed: their militias were unable to put up any real resistance, were forced to abandon their insurrection, and many Patriots fled to France.[15]. William, Duke of Brunswick, lying in state at Braunschweig Germany, engraving, illustration from the magazine The Graphic, volume XXX, no 780, November 8, 1884. Despite being over 70 years old, the Duke of Brunswick returned to command the Prussian army at the personal request of Louise, Queen of Prussia.[3]. [3] The longest stop on their travels was Rome, where they remained for a long time exploring the antiquities of the city under the guidance of Johann Winckelmann. The electorate was ruled by the Hanoverian branch of the family in personal union with the Kingdom of Great Britain. The fourth is the only normal one, but also torments his parents by his immoral behaviour. When he counterattacked the Revolutionary French who had invaded Germany, in 1793, he recaptured Mainz after a long siege, but resigned in 1794 in protest at interference by Frederick William II of Prussia. August Vilhelm, 1662-1731, hertig av Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (David von Krafft) - Nationalmuseum - 15582.tif 1,972 × 2,658; 5.01 MB. [3] Peace was restored in 1763. William, duc de Brunswick ( allemand: Wilhelm Ludwig Maximilian Friedrich Août 25; Avril 1806-1818 Octobre 1884), gouvernait duc du duché de Brunswick de 1830 jusqu'à sa mort.. William était le deuxième fils de Frédéric - Guillaume, duc de Brunswick-Lunebourg, et après la mort de son père en 1815, était sous la tutelle du roi George IV du Royaume-Uni. In 1831, a family law of the House of Guelph made William the ruling duke The Duke was less successful against the French citizens' army that met him at Valmy. [note 1][7] However George III was less welcoming, and sought to express his displeasure through numerous small insults e.g. The royal houses of the former Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg had traditionally married within the family, to avoid further division of their family lands under Salic law. In 1805, after his uncle, Frederick Augustus, Duke of Oels, had died childless, Fred… Brunswick and Hanover should have been rejoined at that time, but Prussia had annexed the kingdom of Hanover in 1866 and now prevented the younger branch of the house of Brunswick from taking up the ducal crown. On Christian Louis' death in 1665, George William inherited Lüneburg, and gave Calenberg to his next brother, John Frederick. Charles William Ferdinand of Brunswick, German Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand, (born Oct. 9, 1735, Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony [Germany]—died Nov. 10, 1806, Ottensen, near Hamburg), duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Wolfenbüttel, Prussian field marshal, and an enlightened ruler. He never married. [2], In 1764, shortly after the Seven Years' War had ended, he travelled to London (landing at Harwich) to marry Princess Augusta. After the Girondins had arranged for France to declare war on Austria, voted on April 20, 1792, the Catholic Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II and the Protestant King of Prussia Frederick William II had combined armies and put them under Brunswick's command. [2] At the Battle of Hastenbeck (1757) Charles William Ferdinand led a charge at the head of an infantry brigade, an action which gained him some renown. William, Duke of Brunswick King. The duke was a cultured and benevolent despot in the model of Frederick the Great, and was married to Princess Augusta, a sister of George III of Great Britain. He died childless at the age of 40 in 1806, shortly before his father. As a result, in 1773 Charles William Ferdinand was given a major role in reforming the economy. On two occasions (1806 and 1818–19), her husband made serious efforts to divorce her on grounds of adultery, forming commissions of inquiry to indict her, and after he became king, he in fact caused the House of Lords to pass a bill of divorce citing adultery with an Italian commoner. The Swedish princess and diarist Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte visited Brunswick in 1799; she described the Duke as "witty, literal and a pleasant acquaintance but ceremonial beyond description. Frederick William II of Prussia appointed him as commander of a 20,000-strong Prussian force which was to invade the United Provinces of the Netherlands (The Dutch Republic). After a visit to Naples they returned to Paris, and thence to Brunswick. [citation needed] He was the first-born son of Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and his wife Philippine Charlotte. [16] The Prussian force captured Gorcum on the 17th after a short artillery bombardment, followed by Dordrecht on the 18th and Delft on the 19th. He was also a recognized master of 18th century warfare, serving as a Field Marshal in the Prussian Army. His avowed aim was: to put an end to the anarchy in the interior of France, to check the attacks upon the throne and the altar, to reestablish the legal power, to restore to the king the security and the liberty of which he is now deprived and to place him in a position to exercise once more the legitimate authority which belongs to him. He succeeded his father as sovereign prince of the Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, one of the princely states of the Holy Roman Empire. The duke was frequently engaged in diplomatic and other state affairs. By this stage the Prussian army was regarded as backward, using outdated tactics and with poor intelligence and communication. Initially the Duke intended to winter in the fortress of Verdun, before resuming the campaign in France the following spring. This Fürstenbund (League of Princes) was formally announced in 1785, with the Duke of Brunswick as one of its members and commander of its military forces. [3] In Paris he made the acquaintance of Marmontel. The Duke's forces entered the Netherlands on 13 September and occupied Nijmegen that day. The duke's body was provisionally laid to rest in Christianskirche in 1806. Neither of them was disabled, but both of them had similar, disastrous trajectories in life. He became a Prussian major in 1823. Prince Frederick William of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel was born in Braunschweig as the fourth son of Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Princess Augusta of Great Britain. It was in English architectural style and with an English landscape garden, to remind her of her home. Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel was born in Germany as Friedrich Wilhelm on 9 October 1771. The visit was disguised as a family visit, but was in fact to discuss the formation of a league of small- and mid-sized German states as a counterbalance within the Holy Roman Empire to Habsburg Monarchy's ambitions to trade the Austrian Netherlands for the Electorate of Bavaria. Achetez neuf ou d'occasion Both of them were married to future kings, both made extreme failures of their marriages, both had extremely acrimonious relations with their husbands, and both were accused by them of similar faults: adultery, uncouth behavior, absence of dignity, falsehood and utter fecklessness. Equivalent in 2019 to £11,400,000 and £430,000 per year respectively. His titles are usually shortened to Duke of Brunswick in English-language sources. The (eldest) prince, chubby and fat, almost blind, strange and odd - if not to say an imbecile - attempts to imitate his father but only makes himself artificial and unpleasant. He is called Otto the Child to distinguish him from his uncle, Emperor Otto IV.. william, duke of brunswick and lÜneburg drei dutzend servietten, mitte 19. jh. In Paris, Louis XVI was generally believed to be in correspondence with the Austrians and Prussians already, and the republicans became more vocal in the early summer of 1792. In 1689, he occupied the Duchy of Saxe-Lauenburg and passed it on to his successors. Prince Frederick William of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel was born in Braunschweig as the fourth son of Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Princess Augusta of Great Britain. Charles William Ferdinand entered the military, serving during the Seven Years' War of 1756–63. At the outbreak of the War of the First Coalition in the early summer of 1792, Ferdinand was poised with military forces at Coblenz. 1721. Severely wounded, the Duke was carried with his forces before the advancing French. The branch of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel died out however with Duke William on 18 October 1884. While William joined the Prussian-led North German Confederation in 1866, his relationship to Prussia was strained, since Prussia refused to recognize Ernest Augustus, Crown Prince of Hanover, his nearest male-line relative, as his heir, because of the Duke of Cumberland's claim to the throne of Hanover. Noté /5. Caroline died three weeks after she was physically prevented from entering Westminster Abbey to participate in her husband's coronation. His forces were defeated by Napoleon's marshal Davout, despite the Prussians outnumbering the French around Auerstedt by two to one. Three of their four sons suffered from major debilities. However, having let the manifesto bear his signature, he had to bear the full responsibility for its consequences. The structure of the high command has been particularly criticised by historians, with multiple officers developing differing plans and then disagreeing on which should be followed, leading to disorganisation and indecision. Langue; Suivre; Modifier; Fichier; Historique du fichier; Utilisation du fichier; Usage global du fichier; Métadonnées; Taille de cet aperçu : 481 × 599 pixels. [16] They entered The Hague on the 20th, from which the Patriots had been forced to withdraw following a loyalist insurrection on the 17th. ; 30 October 1804 – 18 August 1873), ruled the Duchy of Brunswick from 1815 until 1830. Charles William Ferdinand was born in the town of Wolfenbüttel on 9 October 1735, probably in Wolfenbüttel Castle. He was the cousin and brother-in-law (from 8 April 1795) of his friend George IV, Prince Regent of the United Kingdom(from 1811). In April 1808, his mother, Princess Marie of Baden 1782–1808, died shortly after giving birth to a stillborn daughter when Charles was only three years old. It was therefore arranged for Charles William Ferdinand to marry a British-Hanoverian princess: Princess Augusta of Great Britain, daughter of Frederick, Prince of Wales and his wife, Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, and sister of the reigning King George III. Nicknamed "The Black Duke", he was a military officer who led the Black Brunswickers against French domination in Germany. In 1787 the Duke was made Generalfeldmarschall (field marshal) in the Prussian army. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository William VII (German Wilhelm; 25 April 1806, Brunswick – 18 October 1884, Sibyllenort), Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, was ruling duke of the Duchy of Brunswick from 1830 until his death. The Duke was disappointed that the British remained neutral. He was the fourth son of German prince and Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand and his wife Princess Augusta of Great Britain. Charles II, Duke of Brunswick (German: Karl II. The fourth son, Friedrich Wilhelm (1771 – 16 June 1815), was sound of mind and body. In large part, the manifesto had been written by Louis XVI's cousin, Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, who was the leader of a large corps of émigrés in the allied army. "[13], In 1803 the process of German Mediatisation led to the acquisition of the neighbouring imperial abbeys of Gandersheim and Helmstedt, which were secularised. The couple were second cousins to each other, being great-grandchildren of George I of Great Britain. It has been asserted that the manifesto was in fact issued against the advice of Brunswick himself; the duke, a model sovereign in his own principality, sympathized with the constitutional side of the French Revolution, while as a soldier he had no confidence in the success of the enterprise. Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Prince of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (German: Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand; 9 October 1735 – 10 November 1806) was the Prince of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and a military leader. [9] The wedding was completed, but as a result of these machinations the prince remained in Britain for only thirteen days. The Encyclopædia Britannica described the Duke's invasion: "His success was rapid, complete and almost bloodless, and in the eyes of contemporaries the campaign appeared as an example of perfect generalship". content language. [citation needed], Charles I died in 1780, at which point Charles William Ferdinand inherited the throne. By the time, Brunswick-Lüneburg had consolidated back into two states, Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and the Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover). [10] He also never married. William died unmarried, but had a number of illegitimate children. In 1776, Charles I signed a treaty supporting Britain in the war, the first prince to do so. Genealogy for William Raleigh Duke (1701 - 1775) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. She looked very simple, like a vicar's wife, has I am sure many admirable qualities, and is very respectable, but completely lacks manners. George William was the second son of George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.In 1648, he received Calenberg from his elder brother Christian Louis when Christian Louis inherited Lüneburg. The (second) son, Prince Georg, is the most ridiculous person imaginable, and so silly that he can never be left alone but is always accompanied by a courtier. Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, was a German prince and Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Oels. The duke commanded the large Prussian army at Auerstedt during the double Battle of Jena–Auerstedt on 14 October 1806. He is accommodating but a poor thing, loves his consort to the point of worship, and is completely governed by her. With the assistance of the minister Feonçe von Rotenkreuz he was highly successful, restoring the state's finances and improving the economy. [3], His father, Charles I, had been an enthusiastic supporter of the war, but nearly bankrupted the state paying for it. Anonymous 1780 copy of a portrait painted in 1777 or earlier by, Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, Significant civil and political events by year. As such, they were not related in a particularly close degree, yet there had been many bonds of marriage between the House of Brunswick-Bevern and the House of Hanover, themselves both branches of the House of Welf. He joined the allied north-German forces of the Hanoverian Army of Observation, whose task was to protect Hanover (in personal union with the Kingdom of Great Britain) and the surrounding states from invasion by the French. William was the second son of Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and after the death of his father in 1815, was under the guardianship of King George IV of the United Kingdom. 4 (11th ed.). During the Napoleonic Wars, he was mortally wounded by a musket ball at the Battle of Jena–Auerstedt in 1806. He received an unusually wide and thorough education, overseen by his mother. The younger daughter, Caroline of Brunswick, was married in 1795 to her first cousin, the future George IV of the United Kingdom, and bore him a daughter, the ill-fated Princess Charlotte of Wales. 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Although the terms of surrender allowed the Convention Army to give their parole and return to Europe, the American Continental Congress revoked the convention. He died of his wounds in Ottensen on 10 November 1806.[3]. [10] He was declared incapacitated and was excluded from the succession. Francke Augustus William of Brunswick.jpg 564 × 772; 64 KB. [3] He brought Brunswick into close alliance with the king of Prussia, for whom he had fought in the Seven Years' War; he was a Prussian field marshal, and was at pains to make the regiment of which he was colonel a model one.[3]. The force was initially commanded by the Anglo-Hanoverian Prince William, Duke of Cumberland. Rather than assuring the continued existence of the French monarchy, Brunswick's proclamation would instead ensure its downfall; the manifesto was rapidly distributed in Paris on July 28, apparently by monarchists, who badly misjudged the effect it would have. The hereditary prince's reputation improved throughout, and he became an acknowledged master of irregular warfare. Some commentators have pointed to inbreeding as a possible cause for the fact that many of the couple's children suffered from physical, mental or psychological disabilities. "Brunswick, Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand, Duke of". The elder daughter, Auguste Caroline Friederike (1764–1788), was the wife of the future king Frederick I of Württemberg and mother of the future William I of Württemberg. [3][17] He also received credit for the low number of casualties; one British observer suggested that "the sap of the trees was the only blood shed" (an exaggeration),[18] referring to the wooden palisades and batteries constructed by both sides. [3], When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, Charles William Ferdinand saw an opportunity to replenish the state's treasury by renting its well-trained army to Great Britain. [3] Frederick II praised the prince personally for his conduct during the war.[14]. The duke and his wife Augusta had four sons and three daughters. Additionally, the manifesto threatened the French population with instant punishment should they resist the Imperial and Prussian armies, or the reinstatement of the monarchy. In 1805, after his uncle, Frederick Augustus, Duke of Oels, had died childless, Fred… [14] The largest Patriot force, 7,000 men under the Rhinegrave of Salm, was quickly out-manoeuvred and forced to abandon Utrecht, which the Duke occupied on 16 September. Retrouvez Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick et des millions de livres en stock sur Amazon.fr. (1911). He talks continually, does not know what he says, and is in all aspects unbearable. He ruled first over the Principality of Calenberg, a subdivision of the duchy, then over the Lüneburg subdivision. Burgoyne was defeated in the Battles of Saratoga (1777), and his troops were taken captive as the Convention Army. ... Brunswick County, Province of Virginia. permanently. Birth of Ann Duke. countries. Prussia did not take part in the Second Coalition or Third Coalition against Revolutionary France. William, Duke of Brunswick (German: Wilhelm August Ludwig Maximilian Friedrich; 25 April 1806 – 18 October 1884), was ruling duke of the Duchy of Brunswick from 1830 until his death. When Christian Louis died childless in 1665, George William inherited Luneburg. In 1766 they went to France, where they were received by both his allies and recent battlefield enemies with respect. George William German: Georg Wilhelm (Herzberg am Harz, 26 January 1624 – 28 August 1705, Wienhausen) was Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. [8] Charles William Ferdinand defied royal displeasure by meeting William Pitt the Elder (who had been prime minister during the war but resigned in 1761) and the other leaders of the parliamentary opposition. He is said to be quite strict, but a good father of the nation who attends to the needs of his people. estimation. However, the bill was never introduced in the House of Commons and the divorce was never finalized. (Reguidit frae William, Duke of Brunswick) William, Duke o Brunswick (Wilhelm August Ludwig Maximilian Friedrich; 25 Aprile 1806 – 18 October 1884), wis ruling duke o the Duchy of Brunswick … interface language. Fichier:Augustus William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.jpg. [3] He continued to serve in the army commanded by his uncle for the remainder of the war, which was generally successful for the north German forces. He was the cousin and brother-in-law (from 8 April 1795) of his friend George IV, Prince Regent of the United Kingdom(from 1811). [19], His initial advance into France was slowed by poor weather, the rough terrain of the Forest of Argonne, and an outbreak of dysentery among his troops.[19]. Encyclopædia Britannica. The first violent action was carried out on August 10, when the Tuileries Palace was stormed.

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