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     Albrecht Prinz von Preu▀en        






Friedrich Heinrich Albrecht, Prince of Prussia
(4.10.1809 - 14.10.1872)
place of birth:  K÷nigsberg, Ostpreuen  (Kaliningrad, Russia)


Prince of Prussia and soldier and Generaloberst. He was the fourth and youngest child of King Friedrich Wilhelm III and Queen Luise von Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Albrecht's two brothers were also Prussian Kings, Friedrich Wilhelm IV 1840-61, and Wilhelm I 1861-88 (German Emperor beginning in 1871). Albrecht's son Friedrich Wilhelm Albrecht also served in the Prussian forces, attaining the rank of General Feldmarschall.

Albrecht joined military service in 1819 and was a cavalry commander during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866.  He later served as a cavalry division commander in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71.  He eventually retired from military service at the rank of Generaloberst.


 


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