Frederick William III
William III (or in German: Friedrich
Wilhelm III) was the king of Prussia
from 1797 to 1840.
III, King of Prussia
Detail from the
portrait by [probably] François Gérard
Oil on canvas
Frederick's father was
Frederick William II.
His mother was his father's
second wife, Friederike Luise of Hesse-Darmstadt.
Frederick was a member of the
His wife was the very delightful
Mecklenburg. They married on December 24,
1793, and had ten children.
William III and his wife, Queen Louise,
in the Park at Charlottenburg Castle
Oil on canvas, 1799, by
Friedrich Georg Weitsch, who lived 1758-1828
Louise died in 1810. On November
9, 1824, Frederick William married his second wife,
Auguste von Harrach, a
countess, and later princess of Liegnitz.
Frederick William III died on
June 7, 1840, thus having been king for 43 years. The only
Prussian king who ruled for a longer period of time was
Frederick the Great who
reigned for 46 years.
Governments of Prussia.