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  1. Louise of Great Britain (originally Louisa; 18 December [ O.S. 7 December] 1724 – 19 December 1751) was Queen of Denmark and Norway from 1746 until her death, as the first wife of King Frederick V. She was the youngest surviving daughter of King George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach . The marriage between Louise and Frederick V ...

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    Nació en Leicester House, en Londres, siendo la menor de los hijos de los futuros reyes Jorge II de Gran Bretaña y de su consorte, la margravina Carolina de Brandeburgo-Ansbach, a la sazón príncipes de Gales.

    El 11 de diciembre de 1743 contrajo matrimonio con el príncipe Federico, heredero de Dinamarca y Noruega. Junto a su marido, ascendió al trono el 6 de agosto de 1746. Al contrario de su predecesora, Luisa aprendió a hablar danés e hizo pública su decisión de educar a sus hijos en ese idioma, lo que la hizo popular entre sus súbditos. Tuvo que padec...

    Cristián (1745-1747).
    Sofía Magdalena (1746-1813), reina de Suecia como la consorte de Gustavo III.
    Guillermina Carolina (1747-1820), princesa de Hesse-Kassel como la esposa del elector Guillermo I.

    Este artículo es una obra derivada de la segunda edición de Nordisk familjebok (1904-1926), que está libre de restricciones conocidas en virtud del derecho de autor.

  2. 08/07/2005 · Louise of Great Britain (originally Louisa; 18 December [O.S. 7 December] 1724 – 19 December 1751) was Queen of Denmark and Norway from 1746 until her death, as the first wife of King Frederick V. She was the youngest surviving daughter of King George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach .

  3. Princess Louisa Anne of Great Britain (19 March 1749 – 13 May 1768) was a grandchild of King George II and sister of King George III . Contents 1 Life 2 Ancestors 3 See also 4 References Life Louisa (right) with her elder sister Elizabeth (left) and younger brother Frederick (below) in a family group portrait of 1751.

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    • Viceregal Consort of Canada
    • Victoria's Last Years
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    Louise was born on 18 March 1848 at Buckingham Palace, London. She was the fourth daughter and sixth child of the reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria, and her husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Her birth coincided with revolutions which swept across Europe, prompting the queen to remark that Louise would turn out to be "something...

    Louise's father, Prince Albert, died at Windsor on 14 December 1861. The queen was devastated, and ordered her household to move from Windsor to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. The atmosphere of the royal court became gloomy and morbid in the wake of the prince's death, and entertainments became dry and dull. Louise quickly became dissatisfied ...

    Suitors

    As a daughter of the queen, Louise was a desirable bride; more so as she is regarded as the queen's most beautiful daughter by both contemporary and modern biographers. However, she was accused by the press, without substantiation, of romantic affairs. This, coupled with her liberalism and feminism, prompted the queen to find her a husband. The choice had to suit Victoria as well as Louise, and the queen insisted that her daughter's husband should live near her, a promise which had also been...

    Engagement and wedding

    Louise became engaged to the Marquess of Lorne on 3 October 1870 while they were visiting Balmoral. Lorne was invited to Balmoral Castle in Scotland, and accompanied Louise, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Hatherley and Queen Victoria's lady-in-waiting Lady Ely on a drive. Later that day, Louise returned and announced to the queen that Lorne had "spoken of his devotion" to Louise, and she accepted his proposal in the knowledge of the queen's approval.The queen later gave Lady Ely a bracelet to mark...

    In 1878, British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli nominated Lorne to be Canada's Governor General, and he was duly appointed by Queen Victoria. Louise thus became his viceregal consort. As viceregal consort, she used her position to support the arts and higher education and the cause of female equality, although she said "the subject of Domestic Ec...

    Family conflict

    Louise returned to Britain with her husband on 27 October 1883. Queen Victoria had allocated them apartments at Kensington Palace, and the couple took up official residence in the suite that was to remain Louise's home for the rest of her life. Louise resumed public duties in Britain, for example, opening St George's Gardens, Bloomsbury on 1 July 1884. and Lorne his political career, campaigning unsuccessfully for the Hampstead seat in 1885. In 1896, he won the South Manchester seat, entering...

    Rumours regarding Louise

    Further rumours spread that Louise was having an affair with Arthur Bigge, later Lord Stamfordham, the queen's assistant private secretary. Beatrice mentioned the rumours to the queen's physician, calling it a "scandal", and Prince Henry claimed to have seen Bigge drinking Louise's health at dinner. Louise denied the rumour, claiming that it was started by Beatrice and Helena to undermine her position at court. However, on Henry's death, relations between the sisters sporadically improved, an...

    Louise as unconventional royal

    Louise was determined to be seen as an ordinary person and not as a member of the court. When travelling abroad, she often used the alias "Mrs Campbell". Louise was known for her charity towards servants. On one occasion, the butler approached her and requested permission to dismiss the second footman, who was late getting out of bed. When she advised that the footman be given an alarm clock, the butler informed her that he already had one. She then went so far as to suggest a bed that would...

    Edwardian period

    Upon Queen Victoria's death, Louise entered the social circle of her brother, the new King Edward VII, with whom she had much in common, including smoking. She had an obsession with physical fitness, and if she was sneered at for this, she would retort by saying: "Never mind, I'll outlive you all." Meanwhile, Louise's husband, 9th Duke of Argyll since 1900, took his seat in the House of Lords. The Colonial Secretary, Joseph Chamberlain, offered him the office of Governor-General of Australia...

    Last years

    Louise spent her last years at Kensington Palace, occupying rooms next to her sister Princess Beatrice. She made occasional public appearances with the royal family, such as at the Cenotaph at Whitehall on 11 November 1925. However, her health deteriorated. In 1935, she greeted her nephew, King George V, and his wife, Queen Mary, at Kensington Town Hall during their Silver Jubilee celebrations, and was made an Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Kensington. Her last public appearance occurred...

    Louise died at Kensington Palace on the morning of 3 December 1939 at the age of 91, wearing the wedding veil she had worn almost 70 years earlier. Following a simple funeral, owing to the war, her remains were cremated at Golders Green Crematorium on 8 December. Her ashes were quietly placed in the Royal Crypt at St. George's Chapel on 12 December...

    Louise bestowed her name on four Canadian regiments: The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) in Hamilton, Ontario; the Princess Louise Dragoon Guards in Ottawa, Ontario (later the 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards - inactive since 1965); the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) in Moncton, New Brunswick; and the Pri...

    Titles and styles

    1. 18 March 1848 – 21 March 1871: Her Royal HighnessThe Princess Louise 2. 21 March 1871 – 24 April 1900: Her Royal HighnessThe Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne 3. 24 April 1900 – 3 December 1939: Her Royal HighnessThe Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll

    Honours

    British honours 1. 21 January 1865: Lady of the Royal Order of Victoria and Albert (first class) 2. 1 January 1878: Companion of the Order of the Crown of India 3. 7 August 1885: Member of the Royal Red Cross 4. 10 February 1904: Royal Family Order of King Edward VII 5. 3 June 1911: Royal Family Order of King George V 6. 3 June 1918: Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire 7. 12 June 1926: Dame Grand Cross of the Venerable Order of St John 8. 11 May 1937: Dame Grand Cross of the R...

    Arms

    In 1858, Louise and the three younger of her sisters were granted use of the royal arms, with an inescutcheon of the shield of Saxony and differenced by a label of three points argent. On Louise's arms, the outer points bore cantons gules, and the centre a rose gules. In 1917, the inescutcheon was dropped by royal warrant from George V.

    Benson, E. F. (1938). Queen Victoria's Daughters. Appleton & Company.
    Buckle, George Earle (1926). Letters of Queen Victoria 1862–1878. London: John Murray.
    Cantelupe, Dorothy (1949). "Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online, DNB Archive ed.). Oxford University Press. Retrieved 25 January 2007.
    Chomet, Seweryn (1999). Helena: A princess reclaimed. New York: Begell House. ISBN 1-56700-145-9.
  4. Alexandra of Denmark. Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife VA, CI (Louise Victoria Alexandra Dagmar; 20 February 1867 – 4 January 1931) was the third child and eldest daughter of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom; she was a younger sister of George V. Louise was given the title of Princess Royal in 1905.