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  2. Ducal Prussia and the Kingdom of Prussia, to 1786 Albert The Teutonic Order’s last grand master in Prussia, Albert of Hohenzollern, became a Lutheran and, in 1525, secularized his fief, which he transformed into a duchy for himself. Thereafter until 1701 this territory (i.e., East Prussia) was known as Ducal Prussia.

    • East Prussia

      East Prussia, German Ostpreussen, former German province...

  3. Former German nobility in the Nazi Party - Wikipedia

    Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia was the fourth son of Emperor Wilhelm II, by his first wife, Augusta Victoria. In 1933 August Wilhelm had a position in the Prussian state, and became a member of the German Reichstag. The former prince hoped "that Hitler would one day hoist him or his son Alexander up to the vacant throne of the Kaiser".

  4. Silesia | historical region, Europe | Britannica

    Silesia, Polish Śląsk, Czech Slezsko, German Schlesien, historical region that is now in southwestern Poland. Silesia was originally a Polish province, which became a possession of the Bohemian crown in 1335, passed with that crown to the Austrian Habsburgs in 1526, and was taken by Prussia in 1742. In 1945, at the end of World War II, Silesia was one of the regions of German territory that ...

  5. List of rulers of Brandenburg - Wikipedia

    Also Duke of Prussia. In 1701 became the first King in Prussia, as Frederick I. Electorate and Margraviate of Brandenburg annexed to Prussia: George Frederick II: 3 May 1678: 1692–1703: 29 March 1703: Margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach: Unmarried: Died without descendants; he was succeeded by his brother. Philip William: 19 May 1669: 1692 ...

  6. Sophia of Prussia - Timenote

    Her father, Crown Prince Frederick of Prussia, and her mother, Victoria, Princess Royal of the United Kingdom (herself the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria and Albert, Prince Consort) were already the parents of a large family and as the penultimate child, Sophie was eleven years younger than her eldest brother, the future Emperor William II of …

  7. Meghan’s colleagues – American royalty – NettyRoyal

    Louise Augustine d’Arcy (Pennsylvania ca. 1820-Philadelphia, 19 December 1890) married in 1860 as his second wife Prince Adolf zur Lippe-Weissenfeld (1812-1888). Therese Eichhorn (Reading, Pennsylvania 12/15 May 1815-Carlisle 21 July 1859) married in 1839 as his first wife, Prince Adolf zur Lippe-Weissenfeld (1812-1888).

  8. Frederick II | Biography, Accomplishments, Wars ...

    Frederick II, byname Frederick the Great, German Friedrich der Grosse, (born January 24, 1712, Berlin, Prussia [Germany]—died August 17, 1786, Potsdam, near Berlin), king of Prussia (1740–86), a brilliant military campaigner who, in a series of diplomatic stratagems and wars against Austria and other powers, greatly enlarged Prussia’s territories …

  9. Frederick III, German Emperor - Wikipedia,_German_Emperor

    Upon Wilhelm's death at the age of ninety on 9 March 1888, the thrones passed to Frederick, who had been German Crown Prince for seventeen years and Crown Prince of Prussia for twenty-seven years. Frederick was suffering from cancer of the larynx when he died, aged fifty-six, following unsuccessful medical treatments for his condition.

  10. Wilhelm II, German Emperor - Wikipedia,_German_Emperor

    Prince Wilhelm as a student at the age of 18 in Kassel. As usual, he is hiding his damaged left hand behind his back. In 1863, Wilhelm was taken to England to be present at the wedding of his Uncle Bertie (later King Edward VII ), and Princess Alexandra of Denmark. Wilhelm attended the ceremony in a Highland costume, complete with a small toy dirk.

  11. List of German flags - Wikipedia

    The flag with the swastika and white disc centered was used throughout (1920–1945) as the NSDAP flag ( Parteiflagge ). [2] Between 1933 and 1935, it was used as the national flag ( Nationalflagge) and merchant flag ( Handelsflagge ) – interchangeably with the black-white-red horizontal tricolour last used (up to 1918) by the German Empire.