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Prince Georg Ludwig of Holstein Gottorp

Name  Prince Ludwig

Died  September 7, 1763
Prince Georg Ludwig of Holstein-Gottorp
Role  Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin's son
Children  Peter I, Grand Duke of Oldenburg
Parents  Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin, Margravine Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach
Grandchildren  Duke George of Oldenburg, Augustus, Grand Duke of Oldenburg
Cousins  Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp
Similar People  Duke George of Oldenburg, Augustus - Grand Duke of O, Joanna Elisabeth of Holstei, Adolf Frederick - King of S

Georg Ludwig of Holstein-Gottorp (16 March 1719 – 7 September 1763) was a Prussian lieutenant-general and an Imperial Russian field marshal.

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He was the youngest son of Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin and his wife Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach. He joined the Prussian army in 1741 and was appointed major general in 1744. In the Seven Years' War, he served under the command of Field Marshal Johann von Lehwaldt where he was promoted to lieutenant-general. In 1760 he fought in the Battle of Torgau after which he was dismissed by Frederick the Great for not being fast enough. He then served for Peter III of Russia, his second cousin once removed, and became field marshal on 21 February 1762. Due to the revolution on 4 June 1762, headed by his niece, Catherine the Great, he lost his position and returned to Kiel where he died soon after.

Family

Georg Ludwig married Princess Sophie Charlotte of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck in 1750. She was the daughter of Frederick William II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. They had three children:

  • Friedrich (1751-1752), died in infancy;
  • Wilhelm (1753-1772), died young, unmarried;
  • Peter (1755-1829), who served as regent for his cousin before ultimately becoming Grand Duke of Oldenburg.
  • Sophie died on 7 August 1763, exactly one month before her husband.

    References

    Prince Georg Ludwig of Holstein-Gottorp Wikipedia


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