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Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt

Princess Friederike Caroline Luise of Hesse-Darmstadt (August 20, 1752 – May 22, 1782) was a member of the House of Hesse and by marriage a Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Life

Friederike was born in Darmstadt the eldest daughter of Prince George William of Hesse-Darmstadt, second son of Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Countess Maria Luise Albertine of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Falkenburg.

She married Duke Charles of Mecklenburg-Strelitz on September 18, 1768 in Darmstadt.[1] They had ten children together. Two daughters became queens consort as Louise would marry Frederick William III of Prussia and Frederica would marry Ernest Augustus I of Hanover.

Friederike died of complications resulting from child birth in Hanover, where her husband was field marshal of the household brigade. After her death her husband married her younger sister Charlotte in 1784. In 1794 her husband succeeded to the throne of Mecklenburg-Strelitz as Charles II and in 1815 at the Congress of Vienna, he was raised to the title grand duke.

Ancestry

References

  1. ^ Huberty, Michel; Alain Giraud, F. et B. Magdelaine. L'Allemagne Dynastique, Tome VI : Bade-Mecklembourg. pp. 211. ISBN 9782901138068.  
This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
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