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Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern-Hechingen


Friedrich Wilhelm of Hohenzollern-Hechingen 20 September 1663 in Hechingen – 14 November 1735 in Hechingen was the fourth Prince of Hohenzollern-Hechingen and was also an imperial Field Marshal

Contents

  • 1 Life
  • 2 Marriages and offspring
  • 3 Ancestry
  • 4 References

Life

Friedrich Wilhelm was the eldest son of Prince Philipp of Hohenzollern-Hechingen 1616–1671 from his marriage to Marie Sidonie 1635–1686, the daughter of Margrave Herman Fortunatus of Baden-Rodemachern He was still a minor when he succeeded his father as Prince, so his mother took up the regency Friedrich Wilhelm was sent to Baden, where he was further educated He later completed his military training in Vienna By the end of 1681, he took up the government of Hohenzollern-Hechingen himself

In the imperial army, Friedrich Wilhelm was Field Marshal and the owner of a regiment of cuirassiers bearing his name In 1682, he participated in the suppression of an uprising in Hungary and in the victory in the Battle of Slankamen

In 1702, he was taken prisoner in Friedlingen However, he managed to free himself Two years later, he fought on the victorious side in the battle of Blenheim Also in 1704, he fought under Field Marshal Sigbert Heister to suppress another Hungarian uprising

With permission from the Emperor, Friedrich Wilhelm reached an agreement with the Elector of Brandenburg about the Burgraviate of Nuremberg and became one of the first recipients of the Prussian Order of the Black Eagle

Marriages and offspring

Friedrich Wilhelm has been married twice He first married on 22 January 1687 in Vienna to Maria Leopoldina 1666–1709, the daughter of Count Georg Ludwig of Sinzendorf With her, he had the following children:

  • Friedrich Ludwig 1688–1750, Prince of Hohenzollern-Hechingen
  • Ludwige Ernstine Friederike 1690–1720, married in 1713 Prince Franz Anton of Lamberg 1678–1759
  • Charlotte 1692–1692
  • Christine Eberhardine Friederike 1695–1754, abbess of Munsterbilzen Abbey
  • Sophie Johanna Frederika 1698–1754, abbess of Munsterbilzen Abbey
  • Friedrich Karl 1697–1697

He married his second wife on 7 September 1710 in Hechingen She was Baroness Maximiliane Magdalena of Lützau 1690–1755 Emperor Karl VI had elevated her to "Countess of Homburg" and this marriage was not considered morganatic This marriage produced two children:

  • Herman Eberhard Friedrich 1711–1726, Count of Hohenzollern
  • Maria Maximiliana 1713–1743, married in 1741 to Count Innocent Künigl of Ehrenburg 1714–1764

Ancestry

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References

  • E G Johler: Geschichte, Land- und Ortskunde der souverainen teutschen Fürstenthümer Hohenzollern, Hechingen und Sigmaringen, 1824, p 56 ff, Online
  • Gustav Schilling: Geschichte des Hauses Hohenzollern, in genealogisch fortlaufenden Biographien aller seiner Regenten von den ältesten bis auf die neuesten Zeiten, nach Urkunden und andern authentischen Quellen, F Fleischer, 1843, p 238 ff
Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern-Hechingen House of HohenzollernBorn: 20 September 1663 Died: 14 November 1735
Preceded by
Philipp
Prince of Hohenzollern-Hechingen
1671–1735
Succeeded by
Friedrich Ludwig


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