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For the son of William II, see Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia (1887–1949).
Prince Augustus William
Personal details
Born (1722-08-09)9 August 1722
Stadtschloss, Berlin, Prussia
Died 12 June 1758(1758-06-12) (aged 35)
Oranienburg, Prussia
Spouse(s) Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

Augustus William of Prussia (German: August Wilhelm; 9 August 1722 – 12 June 1758) was Prince of Prussia and a brother of Frederick II. He was the second son of Frederick William I and Sophia Dorothea.

He was a younger brother of Friederike Sophie, Frederick II and Louisa Ulrika.

Augustus was a general in the Silesian Wars.

He married Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Because his older brother had no children, Augustus's oldest son inherited the throne as Frederick William II of Prussia. The prince was the owner of the future Crown Prince's Palace in Berlin. Augustus died suddenly in 1758 at Oranienburg, according to some of "a broken heart," in reference to his brother Frederick II's harsh treatment of him for his incompetent military leadership in the Battle of Kolin during the Seven Years' War. In reality he died from a brain tumor.[1]


  • Frederick William II of Prussia (1744–1797)
  • Prince Henry of Prussia (1747–1767) died unmarried.
  • Princess Wilhelmina of Prussia (1751–1820) married William V, Prince of Orange and had issue.
  • Prince Emil of Prussia (1758–1759) died in infancy.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 9 August 1722 – 12 June 1758 His Royal Highness Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia


See also

  • German nobility
  • Junker


  1. Robert B. Asprey. Frederick the Great: The Magnificent Enigma. p. 491.

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