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Christian Friedrich Karl Alexander von Brandenburg-Ansbach, Markgraf, II

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Ansbach, Brandenburg-Ansbach, Deutschland(HRR)
Death: January 5, 1806 (69)
Schloss Benham, West Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Karl Wilhelm Friedrich von Brandenburg-Ansbach, Markgraf and Princess Frederica Louise of Prussia
Husband of Friederike Caroline von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld, Markgräfin zu Brandenburg-Ansbach and Lady Elizabeth Craven
Partner of Salome Von Grafenreid
Father of Johann (John) Clauser, I
Brother of Karl Friedrich August von Brandenburg-Ansbach, Erbmarkgraf; Wilhelmine Eleonore von Brandenburg-Ansbach, Prinzessin and Louise Charlotte von Brandenburg-Ansbach, Prinzessin
Half brother of Friedrich Carl von Falkenhausen

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About Prince Charles Alexander

Reportedly, Prince Charles was on a hunting trip in Switzerland where he had an illicit love affair that led to the birth of a child Because of the scandal it would create, little Johann (John) was adopted by the Clauser family of Zurick, Switzerland. This child of the Prince was born to Countess Salome Von Grafenried who was already married to Count Von Grafenried. Through a mutual friend of the people involved, the baby boy was adopted by the Clauser’s. As the story is told, Countess Salome lived only two years after the birth of the baby, dying of heartbreak. The baby was given the name Johann Clauser I. When Johann Clauser I died on 30 Jan 1828, he was buried in the Grafenreid church in Fraubrunnen under the name of Grafenreid (not Clauser) beside the crypt of his mother, The Countess Salome. Prince Alexander, who kept contact with his young son through his boyhood, is said to have put a huge amount of money for him in the Von Buren bank. There were also papers in the mother’s crypt to verify the relationship of Johann Clauser to the prince. Johann Clauser I’s son, Johann II, returned to Switzerland from this country to claim his share of the money after his father’s death. He claims that he was gotten drunk or perhaps doped. When he regained consciousness the crypt had been robbed of the note verifying his parentage.

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Prince Charles Alexander's Timeline

February 24, 1736
Ansbach, Brandenburg-Ansbach, Deutschland(HRR)
March 9, 1784
Age 48
Fraubrunnen, Switzerland
January 5, 1806
Age 69
Schloss Benham, West Berkshire, England, United Kingdom