Karl II, Duke of Brunswick

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Karl II, Duke of Brunswick Gender: M
Karl Friedrich August Wilhelm
born on 30 October 1804 at 18:30 (= 6:30 PM )
Place Brunswick, Germany, 52n16, 10e31
Timezone LMT m10e31 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 07°08' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 07°06 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 20°40'

Duke of Brunswick Karl II


Duke of Brunswick, who ruled the Duchy of Brunswick from 1815 until 1830.

Karl was the eldest son of Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. After the death of his father in 1815, Karl inherited the Duchy, but since he was still underage, he was put under the guardianship of George, the Prince Regent of the United Kingdom and Hanover. When Karl neared his 18th birthday, a dispute over the date of his majority erupted; Karl claimed majority at age 18, while George considered the age of majority to be 21 years. A compromise was made, and Karl reached his majority at age 19, and took over government on 30 October 1823.

Karl's administration was considered corrupt and misguided. He died on 19 August 1873, aged 68, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded news report from "Kurpfalzbaierische Münchner Staats-Zeitung," 10 Nov. 1804, p. 1: "Braunschweig, den 31sten Oct. Gestern Abends zwischen 6 und 7 Uhr sind Ihre konigl. Durchleucht, die Gemahlinn des Prinzen Wilhelm von Braunschweig, zur Freude ubsers Hofes und des gefaminten Landes glücklich von einem Prinzen entbunden worden." (Braunschweig, 31 Oct. Yesterday evening between 6 and 7 o'clock Her Highness, consort of Prince Wilhelm of Braunschweig, was happily delivered of a prince, to the delight of the royal court, and the whole land).


  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Brunswick-Bevern)