August Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia

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August Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia Gender: M
born on 23 May 1730 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 01°53' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°47 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 29°18'

Prince of Prussia August Ferdinand


German royalty, the youngest child of King Frederick William I of Prussia and his wife Sophia Dorothea of Hanover. At the age of five he joined the Infantry regiment „Kronprinz“. In 1740, his brother King Frederick the Great named him commander of Infantry regiment Nr 34. In 1756, he became Major General and accompanied his brother the King on his campaigns in Saxony, Bohemia and Silesia. He fought in the Battle of Breslau and the Battle of Leuthen. But in 1758, bad health forced him to leave the army. On September 12, 1763, Ferdinand was elected as Master of the Knights of the Bailiwick of Brandenburg of the Order of Saint John, a post he held until 1812. August died in Berlin on 2 May 1813.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Geschichte des Ritterlichen ordens St. Johannis von Spital zu Jerusalem: mit les orderes Berüctsichtigung der Ballei Brandenburg oder des herrenmeisterthums Sonnenburg" by Adolf Wilhelm Ernst von Winterfeld (M. Berendt, 1859), p. 755: "Er war der Sohn König Friedrich Wilhelm's I und dessen Gemahlin Sophia Dorothea, geborenen Prinzessin von Braunschweig- Hannover, und am 23. Mai 1730 Vormittags 11 Uhr zu Berlin geboren. August Ferdinand, Prinz von Preußen."

Translation: He was the son of King Frederick William I and his wife Sophia Dorothea, Princess of Brunswick-Hanover, born on 23 May 1730 in the morning at 11 o'clock in Berlin. August Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia.

On 7 April 2017 Scholfield changed the rating from B to A, having forwarded news report from "Wiener Zeitung," 3 June 1730, p. 5: "Berlin 27. May. Den 23sten Dieses um 11. Uhr/ seynd Ihre Majestät unsere allergnädtgste Königin mit einem gesunden Prinzen glüklich entbunden worden" (Berlin, 27 May. On the 23rd at 11 am / Her Majesty the Queen happily gave birth to a healthy prince).


  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Major General)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hohenzollern)