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Friedrich Karl Ludwig
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Reign 24 February 1775–25 March 1816
Predecessor Peter August
Successor Friedrich Wilhelm
Spouse Countess Friederike of Schlieben
Princess Friederike
Princess Luise
Friedrich Wilhelm
Full name
Frederick Charles Louis
German: Friedrich Karl Ludwig
Father Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Mother Countess Frederica of Dohna-Schlobitten
Born 20 August 1757(1757-08-20)
Died 24 April 1816 (aged 58)
Wellingsbüttel Manor

Friedrich Karl Ludwig of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck[1][2] (20 August 1757[1][2] - 24 April 1816; Wellingsbüttel Manor[1][2]) was the fifth and penultimate Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck[1][2]. Friedrich Karl Ludwig was the son of Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and his wife Countess Frederica of Dohna-Schlobitten[1][2].


Marriage and issue

Friedrich married Countess Frederica of Schlieben (28 February 1757 – 17 December 1827)[1][2] on 9 March 1780 in Königsberg[1][2]. At the time, the marriage was not looked upon favorably because the Schlieben family was not an ancient noble family. Friedrich and Friederike had three children:

Friedrich was succeeded as duke by his son, Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg[1][2].

Titles, styles, honours and arms


Titles and styles

  • 20 August 1757 – 12 September 1759: His Serene Highness Prince Friedrich Karl Ludwig of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
  • 12 September 1759 – 24 February 1775: His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
  • 24 February 1775 – 24 April 1816: His Serene Highness The Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck


He is an ancestor to the modern-day British royal family, a direct male ancestor to Prince Charles, and Prince William of Wales, through his great-granddaughter Alexandra of Denmark to Elizabeth II.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Darryl Lundy (1 May 2005). "Friedrich Karl Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck". Retrieved 2008-09-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Paul Theroff. "SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-09-02. 
Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 20 August 1757 Died: 24 April 1816
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Peter August
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
24 February 1775–25 March 1816
Succeeded by
Friedrich Wilhelm


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