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Friedrich Karl, Prince von Preußen

Full name: Tassilo Wilhelm Humbert Leopold Friedrich Karl von Preußen
Gender: Male
Born: April 6, 1893 in Klein-Glienicke, Brandenburg, Germany
Died: April 6, 1917 in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, Seine-Maritime, France
Title: Prince of Prussia
Affiliations: Berliner SC, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Prince Frederick Charles was the son of Prince Friedrich Leopold von Preußen and the grandson of Prince Friedrich Karl von Preußen, also the nephew of Kaiser Wilhelm I von Preußen. He was the first athlete from the royal house of Hohenzollern to take part in the Olympic Games and in 1917 was killed on his 24th birthday during World War I at Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, dying in an Australian hospital. His plane “Albatros” was shot down by Australian troops, severely injuring his foot and back when trying to reach his own lines, and he died seven days later.

In 1912 at Stockholm Prince von Preußen won the bronze medal with the German show jumping team and placed 18th in the individual competition. Formerly he played football with the SCC Berlin and was an active track athlete coached by [Alvin Kraenzlein]. Prince von Preußen took part in the Stafetten-Wettlauf Potsdam-Berlin several times and achieved several “German Officer Records”.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Equestrianism Men's Jumping, Individual Germany GER 18T
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Equestrianism Men's Jumping, Team Germany GER 3 Bronze non-scoring

Men's Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS T
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Equestrianism Germany Gibson Boy Final Standings 18T 174 3:25.0

Men's Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS TF/OF T
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Equestrianism Germany GER Gibson Boy Final Standings 3 non-scoring 166 0/24 3:23.0
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