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  1. Prince Frederick William Henry Augustus of Prussia (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich August; 19 September 1779 – 19 July 1843) was a Prussian royal and general. Born on Friedrichsfelde Palace , he was the youngest son of Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia , the brother of King Frederick the Great , and Margravine Elisabeth Louise of Brandenburg-Schwedt .

  2. Prince Augustus William of Prussia was a son of King Frederick William I of Prussia and a younger brother and general of King Frederick II. Augustus was the second surviving son of Frederick William I and Sophia Dorothea. His older siblings included Wilhelmina, Frederick II, Friedrike Louise and Louisa Ulrika. Augustus was favored by his father over Frederick and popular at the Prussian court. When his brother Frederick became king in 1740, Augustus became heir presumptive and ...

  3. Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia. Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia ( German: August Ferdinand; 23 May 1730, Berlin – 2 May 1813, Berlin) was a Prussian prince and general, as well as Herrenmeister ("Master of the Knights") of the Bailiwick of Brandenburg of the Order of Saint John. He belonged to the House of Hohenzollern, and was the ...

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    Prince August Wilhelm Heinrich Günther Viktor of Prussia, nicknamed "Auwi", was the fourth son of German Emperor Wilhelm II by his first wife, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein. He was a vocal supporter of Nazism and of Adolf Hitler.

    He was born in the Potsdamer Stadtschloss when his grandfather was still the Crown Prince of Prussia. He spent his youth with his siblings at the New Palace, also in Potsdam, and his school days with his brothers at the Prinzenhaus in Plön in his mother's ancestral Schleswig-Holstein. Later, he studied at the universities of Bonn, Berlin and Strasb...

    Initially, many Allied and German leaders favored transitioning Germany to a constitutional monarchy with August Wilhelm as either Emperor or regent for one of Crown Prince Wilhelm's children, although this possibility was quickly precluded when Philipp Scheidemann was forced by the pressures of the German Revolution to declare a republic. Winston ...

    August Wilhelm joined the conservative nationalist veterans group Der Stahlhelm. In the following years he had increasing contact with the NSDAP. To the unease of his family and against his father's will, he joined the "dangerous, revolutionary" NSDAP on 1 April 1930, whereupon he received the low membership number 24, for symbolic reasons. In Nove...

    At the end of the Second World War, on 8 May 1945, August Wilhelm was arrested by the U.S. Army and imprisoned in Ludwigsburg. At his denazification trial in 1948, he was asked if he had since repudiated National Socialism, and replied: "I beg your pardon?" He was thus categorized as "incriminated" by the denazification process and sentenced to two...

  4. Prince Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich August of Prussia (19 September 1779 - 19 July 1843), known in English as Prince Augustus, was a Prussian general. Born at Friedrichsfelde, he was the youngest son of Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia, the brother of King Frederick the Great, and Margravine Elisabeth Louise of Brandenburg-Schwedt .

  5. Augustus William of Prussia (German: August Wilhelm; 9 August 1722 – 12 June 1758) was Prince of Prussia and a brother of Frederick II. He was the second son of Frederick William I and Sophia Dorothea . He was a younger brother of Friederike Sophie, Frederick II and Louisa Ulrika . Augustus was a general in the Silesian Wars .

  6. Prince Augustus William of Prussia. Prince Augustus William of Prussia (German: August Wilhelm; 9 August 1722 – 12 June 1758) was a son of King Frederick William I of Prussia and a younger brother and general of King Frederick II (Frederick the Great). Augustus was the second surviving son of Frederick William I and Sophia Dorothea.