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Alexander Fabião Burggraf und Graf zu Dohna-Schlobitten, Burggraf und Graf zu Dohna-Schlobitten

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Birthplace: Schloss Coppet, Genfersee, Geneva, Switzerland
Death: Died in Konigsberg, Ostpreußen, Deutschland(HRR)
Immediate Family:

Son of Friedrich IV d.J. Burggraf zu Dohna-Carwinden Graf zu Berna and Espérance Burggräfin zu Dohna-Schlobitten
Husband of Amalie Louise von Dohna-Carwinden, Burggräfin and Johanna Sophie née Gräfin zu Dohna-Reichertswald
Father of Esperance Burggräfin zu Dohna-Wartenburg-Schlobitten; Wilhelmine Amalie zu Dohna-Schlobitten; Luise Charlotta Gräfin zu Wied-Neuwied; Sofie Eleonore Burggräfin zu Dohna-Wartenburg-Schlobitten; Karl Heinrich Burggraf zu Dohna-Wartenburg-Schlobitten and 11 others
Brother of Henriette Amalie Catharina von Dohna, burggräfin; Louise Antoinette zu Dohna; Christoph I I Burggraf und Graf zu Dohna-Schlodien; Johann Friedrich Burggraf zu Dohna and Sofie Albertine Burggräfin zu Dohna-Schlobitten-Wartenberg

Occupation: Fältmarskalk greve, Graf zu Dohna-Schlobitten
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About Alexander Fabião Burggraf und Graf zu Dohna-Schlobitten, Burggraf und Graf zu Dohna-Schlobitten

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Alexander Burggraf und Graf zu Dohna-Schlobitten (25 January 1661 – 25 February 1728) was a Prussian field marshal and diplomat.

Alexander zu Dohna was born at the Palace of Coppet near Geneva to Frederick, Burgrave of Dohna (1621–1688), Governor of the Principality of Orange, and Sperentia née du Puy de Montbrun. He and his brother Christoper were educated by Pierre Bayle.

Dohna joined the Prussian Army in 1679 and became an Amtshauptmann of Mohrungen and Liebstadt in East Prussia. He was promoted to an Oberst and Geheimer Rat on 31 December 1686 and served as an envoy of Friedrich III., elector of Brandenburg at the Polish Royal Court. In 1689/90 he fought against France in the Nine Years' War and was wounded in a battle at Bonn on 10 October 1689. Dohna became a major general on 9 October 1690 and Commander of an Infantry Regiment, which was named after him.

He served again as a Prussian diplomat at the Royal Swedish court and became the governor of Pillau on 11 April 1692. In 1693 Dohna fought again against France and became responsible for the education of the Crownprince Friedrich Wilhelm in 1695 until 1704. In 1704 he came in conflict with Johann Kasimir Kolbe von Wartenberg and lost much of his influence at the Prussian Royal Court, but returned after Kolbe's dismissal. Dohna became the Chairman of the Royal Commission of Chamber- and Domain Affairs (Königliches Kammer- und Domänewesen) and the head of the District administration of Königsberg in 1712. Dohna was promoted to a General of the Infantry on 25 March 1713 and Generalfeldmarschall on 5 September 1713. He accompagnied Frederick William I in the Siege of Stralsund (1711–1715). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Stralsund_(1711%E2%80%931715)

Dohna married Emilie Luise née Gräfin zu Dohna-Carwinden (28 July 1661 – 2 April 1724) on 10 September 1684 and Johanna Sophie née Gräfin zu Dohna-Reichertswalde (27 August 1682 – 2 April 1735) on 26 December 1725. He had 15 children with his first wife.

Dohna was the first to add the name of his family estate Schlobitten to his name. He was the principal of the construction of Schlobitten Palace. He died in Königsberg

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Alexander Fabião Burggraf und Graf zu Dohna-Schlobitten, Burggraf und Graf zu Dohna-Schlobitten's Timeline

1661
February 5, 1661
Genfersee, Geneva, Switzerland
1684
July 29, 1684
Age 23
Mecklenburg, Deutschland(HRR)
1685
1685
Age 23
Stockholm, SWE
1686
May 22, 1686
Age 25
Stockholm, Sweden
November 22, 1686
Age 25
1688
January 5, 1688
Age 26
Schlobitten, Ostpreussen, PRU
1688
Age 26
Schlobitten, Ostpreussen, PRU
1689
1689
Age 27
Schlobitten, Ostpreussen, PRU
1691
1691
Age 29
Schlobitten, Ostpreussen, PRU
1692
1692
Age 30
Schlobitten, Ostpreussen, PRU