Princess Louise Augusta was born in Koningsberg (1808). This was only 2 years after Napoleon had decisively defeated the Prussians in an campaign launched after he defeated the Austrians. The campaign against Prudssia culminated at Battle of Jena-Auerstedt (1806). Napoleon's forces occupied Prussia and pursued the remnants of the shattered Prussian Army, captured Berlin. They advanced all the way to East Prussia. This is why Louise was born in Koningsberg rather than Berlin. Her full name was Louise Augusta Wilhelmina Amalia 'Louise' van Pruisen She was the youngest daughter of Queen Louise of Prussia (1776-1810) and the long reigning King Frederick William III (r. 1797-1849). Louise married Frederick Orange-Nassau, son of the restored William I, prince of the Netherlands in Berlin (1825). He was the second son of William I of the Netherlands and his wife, Wilhelmine of Prussia. After the fall of Napoleon the Hohenzollerns were back in Berlin. The close connections between the Dutch and Prussian/Germany family gave rise in the 20th century that the Germans were intent on annexing the Netherlands which likely would have happened had the Germans won World War I or World War II. Louise and Frederick had four children: 1) Louise of the Netherlands (1828-71), who married Charles XV, king of Sweden. 2) Frederick William (1833-34). 3) William Frederick (1836-46). 4) Marie of Nassau (1841-1910, who married William, 5th prince of Wied). Mother of Helene Fenger, Ludvig Peter Fenger, Rasmus Fenger, ; Anna Fenger, Elisabeth Christine Fenger, and six others. The two boys died at young ages.
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