Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz ( German: Friederike Louise Caroline Sophie Alexandrine; 3 March 1778 – 29 June 1841) was a German princess who married successively Prince Louis Charles of Prussia, Prince Frederick William of Solms-Braunfels, and her first-cousin Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (later King of Hanover ).
Federica de Mecklemburgo-Strelitz ( 3 de marzo de 1778 - 29 de junio de 1841) fue Reina consorte de Hannover, como esposa del Rey Ernesto Augusto I de Hannover (también era su prima). Índice 1 Biografía 2 Matrimonios y descendencia 3 Órdenes 4 Ancestros 5 Referencias Biografía [ editar] Federica en su infancia.
Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Frederic of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (German: Friederike Louise Caroline Sophie Alexandrine; 3 March 1778 – 29 June 1841) was a German princess who married successively Prince Louis Charles of Prussia, Prince Frederick William of Solms-Braunfels, and her first-cousin Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (later King of Hanover).
Frederica became a British princess and Duchess of Cumberland when she married Ernest Augustus, the fifth son and eighth child of King George III. She was Queen of Hanover from Ernest's accession as king on 20 June 1837 until her death in 1841. Frederica was born in the Altes Palais of Hanover.
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Frederica's mother died on 22 May 1782 after giving birth to her tenth child. Two years later (28 September 1784), her father remarried the younger sister of his deceased wife, Landgravine Charlotte of Hesse-Darmstadt, but this union ended just one year later, when Charlotte died of complications resulting from childbirth on 12 December 1785. The t...
On 14 March 1793, the Princesses of Mecklenburg-Strelitz "coincidentally" met the Prussian King Frederick William II at the Prussian Theatre in Frankfurt-am-Main. He was immediately captivated by the grace and charm of Frederica and her sister Louise. Some weeks later, Frederica and Louise's father began marriage negotiations with the Prussian King...
In 1798 Frederica became pregnant. The father was Prince Frederick William of Solms-Braunfels. The Prince recognized his paternity and requested her hand in marriage, a proposal that was quickly granted in order to avoid scandal. On 10 December of that year, the couple was married in Berlin and immediately moved to Ansbach. Two months later, in Feb...
In May 1813, during a visit to his uncle Duke Charles in Neustrelitz, Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, the fifth son of King George III of Great Britain, met and fell in love with Frederica. Duke Charles made it clear to his daughter that her separation from the Prince of Solms-Braunfels was absolutely logical, and that ...
On 20 June 1837 King William IV of the United Kingdom and Hanover died without issue. His heir was Princess Victoria, only daughter of Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent, but because Hanover had been ruled under semi-Salic Law since the times of the Holy Roman Empire, she could not inherit the Hanoverian throne. The next male descendant of the la...3 March 1778 – 26 December 1793: Her Serene HighnessDuchess Frederica of Mecklenburg26 December 1793 – 10 December 1798: Her Royal HighnessPrincess Frederica of Prussia10 December 1798 – 29 August 1815: Her Serene HighnessPrincess Frederica of Solms-Braunfels29 August 1815 – 29 June 1841: Her Royal HighnessThe Duchess of Cumberland and Teviotdale↑ Jump up to: 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Willis, Daniel A., The Descendants of King George I of Great Britain, Clearfield Company, 2002, p. 73. ISBN 0-8063-5172-1Jump up ↑ Clark, Christopher (2006). Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600–1947, p. 316. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: Belknam Press of Harvard University Press.Jump up ↑ Van der Kiste, p. 114
"Friederike Luise Karoline Sophie Charlotte Alexandrine Herzogin von Mecklenburg-Strelitz" at The Peerage
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. She is bestknown because of a famous sculpture by Johann Gottfried Schadow, the ...