Friedrich Karl Nikolaus Prinz von Preußen
(20.03.1828 - 15.06.1885)
place of birth: Berlin - Schloß
Preußischer Prinz, OBH, Generalfeldmarschall
imperial field marshal who was a field army commander during the Franco-Prussian
War 1870-71. Friedrich Karl was born to Prince Karl von
Preussen and Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar, also the grandson of
Friedrich Wilhelm III. The prince had four daughters and one son with
his wife Princess Maria Anna von Anhalt. Friedrich Karl began his
military training as a teenager under the watchful eye of Major Albrecht
von Roon. Later, with the rank of major in the cavalry, Friedrich Karl
served as a staff officer for General von Wrangel during the German-Danish
War in 1848, getting wounded at at Baden. He also took part inthe Second
War of Schleswig against Denmark in 1864.
the Austro-Prussian War 1866, General der Kavallerie Friedrich
headed up the First Army and successfully battled the Austrian
contingent at Königgrätz
alongside his first cousin Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm. With the
outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, the Prince was in
command of the Second Army, leading them into battle at Spicheren,
Mars le Tour, and Gravelotte-St Privat. His troops also
won engagements at Orleans and Le Mans. For his
leadership, he was promoted to the rank of Generalfeldmarschall,
becoming the Inspector-General of the Prussian Army following the war.
In 1860, the Prince published the work Eine militärische Denkschrift
von P. F. K. The prince died in October 1870 at Klein Glienicke near Potsdam.
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