Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz ( German: Friederike Louise Caroline Sophie Alexandrine; 3 March 1778 – 29 June 1841) was Queen of Hanover from 20 June 1837 until her death in 1841 as the wife of King Ernest Augustus.
1. She Was Well-Connected Frederica of Mecklenburg was of the highest European pedigree—even if she didn’t always act like it. Born in the vaunted Altes Palais in Hanover in March of 1778, she was the fifth daughter of the eventual Grand Duke of Mecklenburg. Her royal lineage connected her to the thrones of the United Kingdom, Prussia and beyond.
To make up for my laxity, here’s a post about one of my favourite historical ladies – the extremely beauteous and rather controversial Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who was born in the Old Palace, Hanover on the 3rd of March 1778 and sported the rather splendid full name of Frederica Louise Caroline Sophie Charlotte Alexandrine.
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Born on March 2, 1778, in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany; died on June 29, 1841, in Hanover; interred at Chapel of Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover; daughter of Charles II Louis Frederick, grand duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Frederica of Hesse-Darmstadt (1752–1782); sister of Louise of Prussia (1776–1810); married Frederick Louis Charles (1773–...
Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was Queen of Hanover from 20 June 1837 until her death in 1841 as the wife of King Ernest Augustus. She was a German princess who married successively Prince Louis Charles of Prussia, Prince Frederick William of Solms-Braunfels, and her first cousin Ernest Augustus.
English: Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1778-1841), Duchess of Cumberland and later Queen of Hannover, was the consort of Ernest Augustus I of Hanover, the fifth son and eighth child of George III of the United Kingdom and Queen Charlotte.
Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Duchess of Cumberland and Queen of Hanover. (1788-1841), Former wife of Prince Charles of Prussia and of Prince Frederick of Solms-Braunfels, and later wife of Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (full name: Friederike Louise Caroline Sophie Charlotte Alexandrine) (3 March 1778 – 29 June 1841), was a German princess who became, by marriage, a princess of Prussia, a princess of Solms-Braunfels and, finally, Duchess of Cumberland in Britain (and later Queen of Hanover in Germany) as the consort of ...
English: Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (3 March 1778 – 29 June 1841), Duchess of Cumberland and later Queen of Hanover, was the consort of Ernest Augustus of Hanover, the fifth son and eighth child of George III of the United Kingdom and Queen Charlotte.