Today in History - On this Day - January 31st. 1746 - Frederick Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen

On January 31st. 1746, Frederick Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen was
born as a son of Henry August, 1st. Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen and
Countess Wilhelmine of Hohenlohe-Oehringen.



Already as a boy Frederick Louis entered the Prussian army. Due to his rank
he became a major and in 1775 he became Lieutenant-Colonel.

In 1778 he took part in the War of the  Bavarian Succession. After the death of
Frederick the Great he was made Major General.

In 1791 Frederick Louis became governor of Berlin.

In 1794 he commanded the troops on the Rhine and he distinguished himself in
many great events. Frederick Louis was popular in the Prussian Army, even
Blücher wrote about him that he was a leader of whom the Prussian Army could
be proud!

However on October 29th. 1806 the capitulation of Pasewalk took place
in Germany, this ended in a victory for the French Army of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Frederick Louis of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen had to spend 2 years of his life
as a prisoner of France, after that he withdraw from the Prussian Army
and he stayed at his estates.

Frederick Louis died on February 15th. 1818 in Upper Silesia (now a part of
Poland).

Source picture: Wikipedia


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