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Charles II (Charles Louis Frederick; 10 October 1741 – 6 November 1816) was ruler of the state of Mecklenburg-Strelitz from 1794 until his death. Originally ruling as duke, he was raised to the rank of grand duke in 1815.
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- Mirow, Mecklenburg, Deutschland (HRR)
- October 10, 1741
Charles II (10 October 1741 – 6 November 1816) was ruler of the state of Mecklenburg-Strelitz from 1794 until his death. Originally ruling as duke, he was raised to the rank of grand duke in 1815. Prior to succeeding to the throne he served as Governor of Hanover from 1776 to 1786.
Charles Louis Frederick, Duke of Mecklenburg Born February 23, 1708 Father Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1658-1708) (50 years)
- Early Life and Service in Hanover
- Ruler of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
- Marriages and Children
- Titles and Styles
Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg was born in Mirow the second son of Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg, Prince of Mirow, and his wife Princess Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen. On 11 December 1752 his uncle Adolphus Frederick III died and as a result the older brother of Charles succeeded him becoming Adolphus Frederick IV. With his brother's ascension Charles was taken with the rest of the family from Mirow to the capital Strelitz. From the age of four, Charles looked set for a career in Hanoverian service after being given a Captain's commission. His sister Charlotte married the Elector of Hanover, King George III of the United Kingdom on 8 September 1761. Charles made frequent visits to his sister in Great Britain and he ultimately entered the service of his brother-in-law the Elector of Hanover with a chief military appointment at Hanoverfollowing service in Spain. In the autumn of 1776, Charles was appointed governor-general of Hanover by his brot...
As ruler, Charles encouraged new agricultural trends, established a new police force, and implemented compulsory education. In 1806, his duchy joined the Confederation of the Rhine. Following the Congress of Vienna, he was elevated to the rank of grand duke on 28 June 1815. In the summer of 1816 Charles went on a tour of Rebberg, Schwalbach[disambiguation needed] and Hildburghausen. Shortly after returning he was taken ill with inflammation of the lungs. He died in Neustrelitz after suffering a fit of apoplexy. He was succeeded by his eldest son Georg.
After unsuccessful attempts to marry a Princess of Denmark and a Princess of Saxe-Gotha, Charles married as his first wife Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt, a daughter of Landgrave George William of Hesse-Darmstadt on 18 September 1768 in Darmstadt.They had ten children together. Two of the daughters became German queens consort. 1. Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1769–1818) married Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg 2. Duchess Caroline Auguste of Mecklenburg (1771–1773) 3. Duke Georg Carl of Mecklenburg (1772–1773) 4. Duchess Therese of Mecklenburg (1773–1839) married Karl Alexander, 5th Prince of Thurn and Taxis 5. Duke Friedrich Georg of Mecklenburg (1774-1774) 6. Duchess Louise of Mecklenburg (1776–1810) married Frederick William III of Prussia 7. Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg (1778–1841) married (1) Prince Louis Charles of Prussia (2) Frederick William, Prince of Solms-Braunfels (3) Ernest Augustus I of Hanover 8. Georg, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Str...10 October 1741 – 2 June 1794: His Serene HighnessDuke Charles of Mecklenburg, Prince of Mirow2 June 1794 – 28 June 1815: His Ducal Serene HighnessThe Duke of Mecklenburg28 June 1815 – 6 November 1816: His Royal Highness: The Grand Duke of Mecklenburg
Duke George Frederick Charles Joseph of Mecklenburg was born in Hanover, the eighth child of Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and his first wife Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt. Following the death of his mother in 1782 his father married her sister Charlotte two years later in 1784 and the family moved from Hanover to Darmstadt .