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Paul Friedrich
Grand Duke of Mecklenburg [-Schwerin]
Reign 1 February 1837 - 7 March 1842
Predecessor Friedrich Franz I
Successor Friedrich Franz II
Spouse Alexandrine of Prussia
House House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Father Friedrich Ludwig
Mother Elena Pavlovna of Russia
Born September 15, 1800(1800-09-15)
Died March 7, 1842 (aged 41)

Paul Friedrich (15 September 1800 - 7 March 1842) ruled as Grand Duke of Mecklenburg [-Schwerin] from 1837 to 1842.



He was born in Ludwigslust the son of Hereditary Grand Duke Friedrich Ludwig of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia.[1] Paul Friedrich was educated at Geneva, Jena and Rostock. Paul Friedrich became heir-apparent to the throne of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1819, upon the death of his father, the Hereditary Grand Duke.

On 1 February 1837 he succeeded his grandfather, Friedrich Franz I. His reign saw improvements in the infrastructure and judicial system of the Grand Duchy, as well as a change in the government's seat of residence from Ludwigslust to Schwerin. Paul Friedrich died in 1842 of a cold caught while rushing to a fire in his capital city.

Marriage and children

Paul Friedrich married Princess Alexandrine of Prussia at Berlin on 25 May 1822. They had two sons and a daughter:[1]



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Paul Frederick, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg
Cadet branch of the House of Mecklenburg
Born: 15 September 1800 Died: 7 March 1842
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Friedrich Franz I
Grand Duke of Mecklenburg [-Schwerin]
Succeeded by
Friedrich Franz II


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