Alexander of Courland

Prince Alexander of Courland (* October 18, 1658, † June 28, 1686 ), called " The one-armed ", was a brother of the Duke of Courland, Frederick II Casimir of the dynasty Kettler.

He was the youngest son of Jacob Kettler (1610-1682) Duke of Courland and his wife Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg (1617-1676), the eldest daughter of the Elector George William of Brandenburg.

He stood as a colonel as the head at the top of the newly formed regiment Kurland walk kurbrandenburgischen services, which subsequently took part in the Great Turkish War. On July 26, 1686 Alexander (now Budapest) mortally wounded at the second siege of Buda and died on the return journey in Vienna near Sopron.