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Duke Ferdinand Frederick Augustus of Württemberg
Born 22 October 1763 (1763-10-22)
Died 20 January 1834 (1834-01-21) (aged 70)
Place of birth Treptow an der Rega, modern day Poland
Place of death Wiesbaden, Germany
Allegiance Habsburg Monarchy Habsburg Austria
Austrian Empire Austrian Empire
Service/branch Infantry
Rank Feldmarschall
Awards Military Order of Maria Theresa, CC 1793, GC 1794
Order of Leopold, 1809/10
Order of St. Stephen, 1831
Other work Inhaber Infantry Regiment Nr. 38
Inhaber Infantry Regiment Nr. 40

Duke Ferdinand Frederick Augustus of Württemberg (22 October 1763 – 20 January 1834) was the fifth son of Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg and a Habsburg Austrian general during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars. As a high-ranking nobleman, he started his military career as an Oberstleutnant in 1781. Promoted to General-major in 1788, he fought at Belgrade during the Austro-Turkish War. During the War of the First Coalition he led his troops at Neerwinden and was in command of the successful Siege of Condé in 1793. In March 1796 Württemberg was promoted to Feldzeugmeister, but after he was defeated by the French at Altenkirchen that June, Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen removed him from command. He was promoted to Feldmarschall in 1805 but for the remainder of his military career he held commands in the interior. He was Proprietor (Inhaber) of one Austrian infantry regiment from 1785 to 1809, then a second infantry regiment from 1809 until his death in 1834. His eldest brother became King Frederick I of Württemberg and a younger brother Duke Alexander of Württemberg was a general officer in the service of the Russian Empire.


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Military offices
Preceded by
Franz Wenzel, Graf von Kaunitz-Rietberg
Proprietor (Inhaber) of Infantry Regiment Nr. 38
Succeeded by
Military offices
Preceded by
Joseph Anton Franz Mittrowsky
Proprietor (Inhaber) of Infantry Regiment Nr. 40
Succeeded by