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Princess Augusta
Electress consort of Hesse
Consort 27 February 1821 – 19 February 1841
Spouse William II, Elector of Hesse
Issue
Prince Wilhelm
Princess Karoline
Princess Luise
Frederick William
Marie, Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen
Prince Ferdinand
Full name
Auguste Christine Friederike
House House of Hesse-Kassel
Father Frederick William II of Prussia
Mother Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt
Born 14 April 1857(1857-04-14)
Potsdam
Died 26 October 1944 (aged 87)
Kassel
Burial 3 November 1944
St George's Chapel, Windsor; later
28 August 1945
St. Mildred's Church, Whippingham

Princess Augusta of Prussia (German: Auguste Christine Friederike, Prinzessen von Preußen) (born Potsdam, 1 May 1780; died Kassel, 19 February 1841) was the third daughter and fifth child of Frederick William II of Prussia and Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt. She was the first wife of William II, Elector of Hesse.

Marriage and issue

On 13 February 1797 in Berlin, Augusta married Prince William of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), eldest surviving son of William IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel. In 1803, the Landgrave was raised to Elector of Hesse, and Prince William succeeded on his father's death in 1821.

William and Augusta had six children :

Ancestry

Princess Augusta of Prussia
Cadet branch of the Burchardinger dynasty
Born: 1 May 1780 Died: 19 February 1841
German royalty
Vacant
Title last held by
Wilhelmina Caroline of Denmark
Electress of Hesse
27 February 1821 – 19 February 1841
Electorate annexed to Prussia in 1866
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