Kurlandskij Fridrich Vilgelm

Kurlandskij Fridrich Vilgelm


Place of birth: Graz

Note: Friedrich Wilhelm was born in 1692 in Mitau in the family of the Duke of Courland Friedrich Casimir Kettler and his second wife Elizabeth Sophia of Brandenburg. At the age of 7, after the death of his father, on January 22, 1698, he was proclaimed the new Duke of Courland and Zemgale. However, until Friedrich Wilhelm came of age, the duchy was ruled by his mother and uncle Ferdinand Ketler, who lived in Gdansk.

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