Prussia in History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 159

  • 1440-02-21 The Prussian Confederation is formed.
  • 1454-02-04 In the Thirteen Years' War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master
  • 1454-03-06 Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of the Prussian Confederation pledge allegiance to Casimir IV of Poland, and the Polish king agrees to help in their struggle for independence from the Teutonic Knights.
  • 1456-10-17 The University of Greifswald is established, making it the second oldest university in northern continental Europe (also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia)
  • 1510-07-19 38 Jews are burned at stake in Berlin, Prussia

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1525-02-10 Albert of Prussia pledges a personal oath to Sigismund I and is invested with the duchy for himself and his heirs

Duke of Prussia Albert of Prussia
Duke of Prussia
Albert of Prussia

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1569-07-19 Albert Frederick becomes Duke of Prussia

Duke of Prussia Albert Frederick
Duke of Prussia
Albert Frederick
  • 1656-09-19 Treaty of Labiau: Sweden gives Prussia, Brandenburg
  • 1700-11-16 Monarch of Brandenburg becomes king of Prussia
  • 1701-01-18 Frederick I and Sophie Charlotte of Hanover crowned king and queen of Prussia
  • 1707-08-22 Sweden & Prussia sign military treaty
  • 1713-04-11 Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Prussia, Savoy, Portugal & France agree the Treaty of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces in North America to Britain
  • 1714-06-12 Prussia & Russia sign secret treaty
  • 1715-05-01 Prussia declares war on Sweden
  • 1715-12-12 Russian and Prussian troops occupy Stralsund [NS=12/23]
  • 1715-12-23 Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund
  • 1716-04-15 Great Northern War: Prussian troops occupy Swedish controlled German port of Wismar
  • 1717-01-05 Prussian King Frederik Willem I buys conscript for nobles
  • 1717-07-28 Prussian king Frederik Willhelm I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs
  • 1717-08-17 France, Russia & Prussia sign agreement
  • 1719-01-05 Britain, Hannover, Saxony-Poland and Austria sign anti-Prussian Russian pact
  • 1720-02-01 Sweden and Prussia sign peace treaty
  • 1720-02-11 Sweden & Prussia sign peace (2nd Treaty of Stockholm)
  • 1725-09-03 Britain, France, Hannover & Prussia sign Covenant of Hannover
  • 1728-12-23 Prussian Emperor Karel VI signs Treaty of Berlin
  • 1730-08-04 Crown prince Frederick of Prussia escapes to England
  • 1732-02-02 King Frederik Willem I moves Lutherans towards East-Prussia
  • 1733-09-15 King Frederik Willem I divides Prussia-Brandenburg in Cantons
  • 1740-06-22 King Frederik II of Prussia ends torture & guarantees religion & freedom of the press
  • 1740-12-16 Prussian Libya falls to Silezie
  • 1741-04-10 War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz.
  • 1741-06-04 Prussia goes to the Covenant of Nymphenburg
  • 1741-12-27 Prussian forces took Olmutz, Czechoslovakia

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1742-05-17 Battle of Chotusitz: Frederick II and Prussia defeat the Austrians

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great
  • 1742-07-28 Prussia and Austria sign peace treaty
  • 1742-11-18 Prussia & Brtain sign anti-French military covenant
  • 1743-08-14 Prussian army occupies Saksen, beginning 2nd Silezian War
  • 1744-06-06 France & Prussia sign peace treaty
  • 1745-01-08 Britain, Austria, Netherlands & Saxony sign anti-Prussian Quadruple Alliance
  • 1745-06-04 Battle at Hohenfriedberg Silezie: Frederick the Great (Prussia) defeats Austrians and Saxons
  • 1745-08-26 Britan, Prussia & Hannover sign treaty
  • 1745-12-15 Battle at Kesseldorf: Prussia beats Saksen & Austria
  • 1745-12-25 Prussia and Austria sign Treaty of Dresden giving much of Silesia to the Prussians
  • 1750-09-05 Decree issued in Paderborn Prussia allows for annual search of all Jewish homes for stolen or "doubtful" goods

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1753-03-25 Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1756-01-16 Britain & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster
  • 1756-08-29 Prussian Libya occupies Saxson: beginning 7 years War
  • 1756-10-15 Saxon army surrenders to Prussia
  • 1757-01-17 German Diet declares war on Prussia
  • 1757-05-01 Austria and France divide Prussia
  • 1757-05-06 Battle of Prague: Frederick II of Prussia's forces defeat Austrian army

  • 1757-06-18 Battle at Kolin Bohemia: Austrian army beats Prussia
  • 1757-08-19 Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [NS=Aug 30]
  • 1757-08-30 Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [OS=Aug 19]
  • 1757-12-05 Battle of Leuthen: Prussian army beats Austrians
  • 1758-01-11 Russian troops occupy Königsberg, East-Prussia [NS=Jan 22]
  • 1758-01-22 Russian troops occupy Königsberg, East Prussia [OS=Jan 11]
  • 1758-08-14 Battle of Zorndorf: Prussia beats Russia, 1000s killed
  • 1758-10-14 Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia
  • 1759-08-12 Battle of Kunersdorf - Russian-Austrian army overpowers Prussians
  • 1759-11-21 Battle at Maxen: Prussian army surrenders to Austrians
  • 1760-06-23 Battle of Landshut Silesia: Austria beats Prussia
  • 1760-08-15 Battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria & Russia
  • 1760-11-03 Battle at Torgau, Saxony: Prussia beats Austria
  • 1761-12-16 Seven Years' War: After four-month siege, Russian army under Pyotr Rumyantsev takes Prussian fortress of Kolobrzeg (German: Kolberg).
  • 1762-05-05 Russia & Prussia sign Treaty of Saint Petersburg ending the Seven Years War
  • 1762-05-22 Sweden & Prussia sign peace treaty
  • 1763-02-15 Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign Treaty of Hubertusburg, marking the end of the French and Indian War and of the Seven Years War
  • 1772-02-17 1st Partition of Poland signed in Vienna by Austria, Prussia and Russia
  • 1772-08-05 1st Partition of Poland between Austria, Prussia and Russia is made public
  • 1772-09-22 1st Partition of Poland is ratified by Austria, Prussia and Russia
  • 1775-03-19 Poland & Prussia sign trade agreement
  • 1778-07-03 Prussia declares war on Austria
  • 1785-09-10 Prussia signs trade agreement with US
  • 1787-09-13 Prussian army moves into Netherlands
  • 1787-09-17 Prussian troops conquer Gorinchem
  • 1787-10-10 Amsterdam surrenders to Prussian invasion army
  • 1788-04-15 Britain, Netherlands & Prussia sign peace treaty
  • 1788-08-13 Prussia joins Anglo-Dutch alliance to form Triple Alliance to prevent spread of Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90
  • 1792-02-07 Austria & Prussia sign anti-French covenant
  • 1792-04-20 Amidst the French Revolution, France declares war on Austria and Prussia, beginning the French Revolutionary Wars
  • 1792-07-08 France declares war on Prussia
  • 1792-07-11 Prussia army moves into French territory
  • 1792-09-20 French defeat Prussians at Valmy
  • 1793-01-21 Prussia & Russia sign partition treaty, dividing Poland.
  • 1793-01-23 2nd Partition of Poland, between Prussia & Russia
  • 1793-02-11 Prussian troops occupy Venlo, Netherlands
  • 1793-07-23 The Prussians conquer Mayence.
  • 1794-07-13 Battle of the Vosges between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria
  • 1795-03-05 Treaty of Basel - Prussia ends war with France
  • 1795-10-24 3rd Partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia
  • 1797-01-26 Russia, Prussia and Austria sign treaty
  • 1806-01-30 Prussia takes possession of Hanover
  • 1806-10-09 Prussia declares war on France
  • 1806-10-14 Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1807-06-14 Emperor Napoleon I's French Grande Armee defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Prussia (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending the War of the Fourth Coalition.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1807-07-07 France, Russia & Prussia sign Peace of Tilsit
  • 1812-03-11 Citizenship granted to Prussian Jews
  • 1813-08-23 Battle of Grossbeeren - Prussians under Von Bulow repulse French
  • 1813-08-30 Battle of Kulm: French forces defeated by Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 126


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1473-02-19 Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer who theorized that planets revolve around the sun (Heliocentric theory), born in Toruń, Royal Prussia, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1543)

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer and Mathematician
Nicolaus Copernicus

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1490-05-17 Albert of Prussia, 1st Duke of Prussia, born in Ansbach (d. 1568)

Duke of Prussia Albert of Prussia
Duke of Prussia
Albert of Prussia

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1553-05-07 Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia (1568–1618), born in Konigsberg, Duchy of Prussia (d. 1618)

Duke of Prussia Albert Frederick
Duke of Prussia
Albert Frederick
  • 1572-11-08 Johan Sigismund, elector of Brandenburg/duke of Prussia
  • 1605-07-29 Simon Dach, Prussian German poet, born in Memel, East Prussia (d. 1659)
  • 1620-02-16 Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia
  • 1653-01-07 Bernhard Albinus, German court-physician (Frederick of Prussia)
  • 1657-07-11 Frederik I, King of Prussia (1701-13)
  • 1668-10-30 Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, queen in Prussia (d. 1705)
  • 1676-07-03 Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian field marshal (d. 1747)
  • 1684-10-26 Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal, born in Löwitz, Pomerania (d. 1757)
  • 1686-05-14 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Prussia, inventor (thermometer) [NS=5/24]
  • 1687-03-16 Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, queen consort in Prussia (d. 1757)
  • 1688-08-14 Frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants)
  • 1688-08-15 Frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740)
  • 1696-06-11 Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal (d. 1758)
  • 1699-05-14 Hans Joachim von Zieten, Prussian field marshal (d. 1786)
  • 1700-12-25 Leopold II of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian general (d. 1758)

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1712-01-24 Frederick the Great, King of Prussia (1740-86), born in Berlin, Prussia (d. 1786)

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great
  • 1721-01-12 Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick, Prussian general (d. 1792)
  • 1721-02-03 Friedrich Wilhelm, baron von Seydlitz, Prussian general, born in Kalkar, Germany l (d. 1773)
  • 1722-08-09 Augustus William, Prince of Prussia (d. 1758)
  • 1726-01-18 Hendrik D F L, prince of Prussia/diplomat

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1729-05-02 Catherine the Great [Catherine II], German Empress of Russia (1762-96), born in Stettin, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1796)

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great
  • 1730-08-27 Johann Georg Hamann, German counter-enlightenment philosopher ("Reason is language"), born in Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1788)

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1730-09-17 Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian-American military officer (major general of the Continental Army), born in Magdeburg (d. 1794)

Major General of the Continental Army Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
Major General of the Continental Army
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben

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1743-05-24 Jean-Paul Marat, French journalist and revolutionary (Friend of the People periodical), born in Boudry, Prussia (d. 1793)

Revolutionary and Journalist Jean-Paul Marat
Revolutionary and Journalist
Jean-Paul Marat
  • 1744-09-25 Frederick Willem II, King of Prussia (1786-97), born in Berlin Palace, Berlin (d. 1797)
  • 1751-08-07 Wilhelmina FS, Princess of Prussia/Orange/wife of Willem V
  • 1751-10-16 Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Queen of Prussia (d. 1805)
  • 1752-11-25 Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1814)
  • 1754-11-26 Georg Forster, German writer, naturalist (A Voyage Round the World) and revolutionary, born in Nassenhuben (Mokry Dwór), Royal Prussia, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (d. 1794)
  • 1755-11-12 Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst, Prussia milt/minister of War (1807-10)
  • 1759-09-26 Hans D L earl Yorck von Wartenburg, Prussian fieldmarshal/gov-gen
  • 1759-10-25 Maria Feodorovna of Russia, second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia, born in Stettin, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1828)
  • 1760-09-15 Bogislav Friedrich Emanuel von Tauentzien, Prussian general of the Napoleonic Wars (d. 1824)
  • 1760-10-27 August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal, born in Schildau, Saxony (d. 1831)
  • 1767-05-07 Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia, Duchess of York and Albany (d. 1820)
  • 1769-04-03 Christian Günther von Bernstorff, Danish and Prussian statesman and diplomat (d. 1835)
  • 1770-05-10 Louis Nicholas Davout, French fieldmarshal (defeated Prussians)
  • 1770-08-03 Frederik Willem III, reactionary king of Prussia (1797-1840)
  • 1770-11-28 F Louise W, daughter of viceroy Willem V & Wilhelmina of Prussia
  • 1772-11-18 Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia Christian, composer
  • 1774-11-18 Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands (d. 1837)
  • 1775-06-12 Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (d. 1851)
  • 1776-01-06 Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel
  • 1776-03-10 Luise, Queen of Prussia/wife of Frederik Willem III
  • 1778-08-11 Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, German educator and founder of the turnverein (gymnastics) movement, born in Lanz, Brandenburg, Prussia (d. 1852)
  • 1779-04-11 Louise Reichardt, German composer, born in Berlin, Prussia
  • 1780-03-27 August L Crelle, German inventor/mathematician (1st Prussian Railway)
  • 1780-07-01 Karl von Clausewitz, Prussian strategist
  • 1784-04-13 Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (d. 1877)
  • 1795-10-15 Frederick William IV, King of Prussia (1840-61) and Germany (1849-61), born in Berlin (d. 1861)
  • 1797-02-06 Joseph Maria von Radowitz, Prussian minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1797-02-22 William I, Berlin, King of Prussia (1861-88)/German Emperor (1871-88)
  • 1798-07-13 Alexandra Feodorovna (Charlotte of Prussia), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1860)
  • 1799-03-22 F W A Argelander, Memel E Prussia, cataloguer of 324,188 stars
  • 1800-10-26 Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian general and fieldmarshal, born in Parchim, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1891)
  • 1801-11-13 Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Queen consort of Prussia (1840-61), born in Munich (d. 1873)
  • 1803-04-30 Albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (d. 1879)
  • 1803-10-06 Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, Prussian physicist and meteorologist, born in Legnica, Poland (d. 1879)
  • 1805-02-03 Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier Prussia
  • 1805-09-27 George Müller, Prussian orphanage builder (d. 1898)
  • 1809-10-04 Albrecht F H, prince of Prussia
  • 1810-09-07 Hermann Heinrich Gossen, Prussian economist (d. 1858)
  • 1810-11-19 August Willich, Prussian-American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Braunsberg, Province of East Prussia (d. 1878)
  • 1811-09-30 Augusta of Saxe-Weimar, Queen of Prussia and German Empress (d. 1890)

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1815-04-01 Otto von Bismarck, German chancellor (1866-90) who helped unify Germany, born in Schönhausen, Prussia (d. 1898)

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck
  • 1816-12-08 August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born American financier (d. 1890)

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1818-05-05 Karl Marx, German philosopher (Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital), born in Trier, Prussia (d. 1883)

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • 1818-07-06 Adolf Anderssen, Prussia, world chess champion (1851-66)
  • 1821-08-31 Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist, born in Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1894)

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1821-10-13 Rudolf Virchow, German politician, anthropologist and pathologist (cell pathology), born in Schivelbein, Prussia (d. 1902)

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Anthropologist/Pathologist
Rudolf Virchow
  • 1824-03-12 Gustav R Kirchoff, Prussia, physicist (spectral analysis)
  • 1824-03-12 Gustav Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy, coined "black body" radiation), born in Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1887)
  • 1824-07-20 Alexander Schimmelfennig, Prussian-American political revolutionary and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Bromberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1865)
  • 1825-10-15 Queen Marie of Prussia (d. 1889)
  • 1828-09-28 Friedrich A Lange, Prussia, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism)
  • 1830-04-29 Adolph Sutro, German American engineer and politician, mayor of San Francisco, built Cliff House, born in Aachen, Prussia (d. 1898)
  • 1831-02-24 Georg Leo earl von Caprivi, German chancellor/premier of Prussia
  • 1831-10-18 Frederik III NK of Hohenzollern, German Kaiser/king of Prussia
  • 1832-04-08 Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian fieldmarshal
  • 1833-02-28 Alfred von Schlieffen, Count/Prussian general-fieldmarshal
  • 1834-02-06 Edwin Klebs, German physician and bacteriologist (bacterial theory of infection, diphtheria bacillus), born in Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1913)
  • 1834-02-16 Ernst Haeckel, German philosopher (Social Darwinism), born in Potsdam, Prussia (d. 1919)
  • 1840-11-21 Victoria, Empress of Germany/Queen of Prussia
  • 1840-12-07 Hermann Goetz, German composer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1876)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1844-10-15 Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher and philologist (Beyond Good and Evil), born in Röcken, Saxony, Prussia (d. 1900)

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
Philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche

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1847-10-02 Paul von Hindenburg, German WW1 general and President of Germany (1925-34), born in Posen, Duchy of Posen, Prussia (d. 1934)

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • 1848-07-27 Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Guttstadt, Province of Prussia (now Warmia in Poland), German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium
  • 1852-12-19 A[lbert] A Michelson, Strelno Prussia, US physicist (Nobel 1907)
  • 1854-03-14 Paul Ehrlich, German bacteriologist and physician (Chemotherapy, Nobel Prize 1908), Strehlen, Lower Silesia, German Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1915)
  • 1855-01-22 Albert Neisser [Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser], Schweidnitz Prussia, German physician who discovered the bacterias that cause gonorrhea and leprosy
  • 1856-11-29 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Chancellor of the German Empire (1909-17), born in Hohenfinow, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1921)
  • 1858-07-09 Franz Boas, German-American anthropologist and linguist (Mind of Primitive Man), born in Minden, Westphalia, Prussia (d. 1942)

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1859-01-27 Wilhelm II, German Emperor and King of Prussia (1888-1918), born in Berlin (d. 1941)

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1860-07-25 Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught, born in Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1917)
  • 1862-01-23 David Hilbert, Königsberg East Prussia, mathematician

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1862-11-15 Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), born in Obersalzbrunn, Silesia, Prussia (d. 1946)

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1733-06-12 King of Prussia Frederick the Great (21) weds duchess Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (18) at Schloss Salzdahlum in Wolfenbüttel, Germany

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great
  • 1767-10-04 Prince Willem V marries Prussian princess Wilhelmina
  • 1791-10-01 Prince Willem Frederick (later King of Netherlands) marries his cousin princess Frederica Louise Wilhelmine of Prussia
  • 1793-12-26 The wedding of Prince Friedrich Ludwig of Prussia and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz takes place.
  • 1825-05-21 Prince Willem FK marries Louise AWA of Prussia
  • 1830-09-14 Princess WFLC Marianne marries Albrecht of Prussia

Famous Divorces

  • 1849-03-28 Dutch princess Marianne & Prince Albert of Prussia separate

Famous Deaths


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1568-03-20 Albert of Prussia, 1st Duke of Prussia, dies at 77

Duke of Prussia Albert of Prussia
Duke of Prussia
Albert of Prussia

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1618-08-28 Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia (1568–1618), dies at 65

Duke of Prussia Albert Frederick
Duke of Prussia
Albert Frederick
  • 1619-12-23 Johan Sigismund, elector of Brandenburg/duke of Prussia, dies at 47
  • 1659-04-15 Simon Dach, Prussian German poet, dies at 63
  • 1713-02-25 Frederik I, King of Prussia (1701-13), dies at 55
  • 1721-09-07 Bernhard Albinus, [Weiss], German artist (Frederik of Prussia), dies
  • 1730-11-06 Hans Hermann von Katte, Prussian lieutenant, beheaded
  • 1736-09-16 Daniel G Fahrenheit, Prussian/Neth physicist (thermometer), dies at 50
  • 1740-05-31 Frederick-William I, King of Prussia (1713-1740), dies at 51
  • 1747-04-07 Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian field marshal (b. 1676)
  • 1751-12-16 Leopold II of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian general (b. 1700)
  • 1757-05-06 Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal, dies at 72
  • 1758-06-12 Augustus William, Prince of Prussia (b. 1722)
  • 1758-10-14 Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal (b. 1696)
  • 1773-11-08 Friedrich Wilhelm, baron von Seydlitz, Prussian general, dies at 52

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1786-08-17 Frederick II (the Great), King of Prussia (1740-86)/composer, dies at 74

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great
  • 1794-11-28 Friedrich WLGA von Steuben, Prussian/US inspector-general of Washingtons army, dies at 64

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1794-11-28 Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian-American military officer (major general of the Continental Army), dies at 64

Major General of the Continental Army Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
Major General of the Continental Army
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
  • 1797-11-16 King Frederick William II of Prussia (b. 1744) Reigns 1786-97
  • 1802-08-03 Henry DFL, prince of Prussia/general/diplomat, dies
  • 1806-08-09 Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia Christian, composer, dies at 33
  • 1809-05-31 Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel, dies in battle at 33
  • 1810-07-19 Luise, queen of Prussia/wife of Frederik Willem III, dies at 34
  • 1819-09-12 Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Prussian general (b. 1742)
  • 1820-06-09 Wilhelmina FS, princess of Prussia/Orange, dies at 68
  • 1830-10-04 Hans DL earl Yorck von Wartenburg, gov-gen of E-Prussia, dies at 71
  • 1831-08-23 August WA Grave von Gneisenau, Prussian fieldmarshal, dies at 70
  • 1831-11-16 Karl von Clausewitz, Prussian strategist (Campaign 1813), dies at 51
  • 1835-03-18 Christian Gunther von Bernstorff, Danish-Prussian statesman and diplomat (b. 1769)
  • 1840-06-07 Frederik Willem III, King of Prussia (1797-1840), dies at 69
  • 1848-02-15 Hermann von Boyen, Prussian field marshal (b. 1771)
  • 1851-01-10 Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (b. 1775)
  • 1861-01-02 Frederick William IV, King of Prussia (1840-61) and Germany (1849-61), dies at 65
  • 1870-08-18 Felix Salm-Salm, Prussian/US prince/brigadier general, dies in battle
  • 1872-10-14 Albrecht FH, prince of Prussia, dies at 63
  • 1877-11-02 Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (b. 1784)
  • 1879-02-23 Albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (b. 1803)
  • 1879-04-04 Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, Prussian physicist and meteorologist, dies at 75
  • 1882-11-26 Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier of Prussia, dies
  • 1883-05-29 Albrecht of Prussia, mistress of John van Rossum, dies at 73
  • 1890-11-24 August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born financier (b. 1816)
  • 1891-04-24 Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian general and fieldmarshal, dies at 90
  • 1894-11-27 Johanna von Puttkamer, Prussian noblewoman, wife of Otto von Bismarck (b. 1824)
  • 1901-08-05 Victoria, Emperor of Germany/Queen of Prussia, dies at 60
  • 1904-03-05 Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian field marshal/chief-staff, dies at 71
  • 1913-01-04 Alfred von Schlieffen, Prussian general-field marshal, dies at 79
  • 1921-01-02 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Chancellor of the German Empire (1909-17), dies at 64
  • 1921-04-11 Augusta Victoria, Queen of Prussia/wife of Emperor Wilhelm II, dies
  • 1931-08-05 Ullrich Haupt, Prussian actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion), accidentally shot at 43
  • 1932-01-13 Sophia of Prussia, consort of Constantine I of Greece (b. 1870)
  • 1964-03-09 Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Prussian general and politician, dies at 93
  • 1993-08-15 Robert W Kempner, German officer of justice in Prussia, dies at 93
  • 1994-09-25 Ludwig Ferdinand von Hohenzollern, German Prince of Prussia, dies at 86