List of heirs to the Prussian throne

This is a list of those people who were heir apparent or heir presumptive to the Kingdom of Prussia from its foundation in 1701 to the end of the monarchy in 1918. From 18 January 1871 the Crown Prince of Prussia was also heir apparent to the German Empire. Those heirs who succeeded are shown in bold.

Heirs to the Kingdom of Prussia

KingHeirRelationship to king and statusBecame heir; ReasonCeased to be heir; ReasonNext in line
Friedrich ICrown Prince Friedrich WilhelmSon
Heir apparent
18 January 1701;
foundation of the Kingdom of Prussia
25 February 1713;
succeeded
Philipp Wilhelm, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
1701–1707, uncle
Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Orange
1710–1711, son
Philipp Wilhelm, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
1711, uncle
Friedrich Wilhelm, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
1711–1712, cousin
Friedrich, Prince of Orange
1712–1713, son
Friedrich Wilhelm ICrown Prince FriedrichSon
Heir apparent
25 February 1713;
father succeeded
31 May 1740;
succeeded
Friedrich Wilhelm, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
1713–1717, first cousin once removed
Prince Ludwig Karl Wilhelm
1717–1719, brother
Friedrich Wilhelm, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
1719–1722, first cousin once removed
Prince August Wilhelm
1722–1740
Friedrich IIPrince August WilhelmBrother
Heir presumptive
31 May 1740;
brother succeeded
12 June 1758;
died
Prince Heinrich
1740–1744, brother
Prince Friedrich Wilhelm
1744–1758, son
Prince Friedrich WilhelmNephew
Heir presumptive
12 June 1758;
father died
17 August 1786;
succeeded
Prince Heinrich
1758–1767, brother
Prince Heinrich
1767–1770, uncle
Prince Friedrich Wilhelm
1770–1786, son
Friedrich Wilhelm IICrown Prince Friedrich WilhelmSon
Heir apparent
17 August 1786;
father succeeded
16 November 1797;
succeeded
Prince Ludwig Karl
1786–1795, brother
Prince Friedrich Wilhelm
1795–1797, son
Friedrich Wilhelm IIICrown Prince Friedrich WilhelmSon
Heir apparent
16 November 1797;
father succeeded
7 June 1840;
succeeded
Prince Wilhelm, brother
Friedrich Wilhelm IVPrince WilhelmBrother
Heir presumptive
7 June 1840;
brother succeeded
2 January 1861;
succeeded
Prince Friedrich, son
Wilhelm ICrown Prince FriedrichSon
Heir apparent
2 January 1861;
father succeeded
18 January 1871;
became heir also to the German Empire
Prince Wilhelm, son

Heirs to the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia

EmperorHeirRelationship to emperor and statusBecame heir; ReasonCeased to be heir; ReasonNext in line
Wilhelm ICrown Prince FriedrichSon
Heir apparent
18 January 1871;
German Empire established
9 March 1888;
succeeded
Prince Wilhelm, son
Friedrich IIICrown Prince WilhelmSon
Heir apparent
9 March 1888;
father succeeded
15 June 1888;
succeeded
Prince Wilhelm, son
Wilhelm IICrown Prince WilhelmSon
Heir apparent
15 June 1888;
father succeeded
9 November 1918;
Monarchy abolished
Prince Eitel Friedrich
1888–1906, brother
Prince Wilhelm
1906–1918, son

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