Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (1944–1977)

Prince Louis Ferdinand Of Prussia (1944–1977)

Prince Louis Ferdinand Oskar of Prussia (25 August 1944 – 11 July 1977) (German: Louis Ferdinand Oskar Christian Prinz von Preußen), also called Louis Ferdinand II, or Louis Ferdinand Jr., nicknamed "Lulu", was the fifth of seven children of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia and his wife Grand Duchess Kira of Russia and a member of the House of Hohenzollern.

Louis Ferdinand was born in 1944 in Golzow, Neumark, Province of Brandenburg, and in 1967 he volunteered to serve in the West German Army (Bundeswehr) with the goal of becoming a reserve officer. In 1972 he started an apprenticeship at a bank and continued to serve his military duties on a regular basis. In 1977 he was involved in a severe accident during military maneuvers when he was pinned between two vehicles. Although his leg was amputated, he succumbed several weeks later to the trauma and died on July 11, 1977 in Bremen.

On 24 May 1975, Louis Ferdinand married Countess Donata Emma of Castell-Rüdenhausen (b. 21 June 1950). They had two children: Prince Georg Friedrich Ferdinand of Prussia (born June 10, 1976) and Princess Cornelie-Cécile Viktoria Luise of Prussia (born posthumously on January 30, 1978); she was born developmentally disabled.

His widow went on to marry Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg, who had divorced two years before from Princess Marie Cécile of Prussia, who was in turn a sister of Louis Ferdinand.

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