Margravine Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach

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Margravine Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach
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Spouse(s) Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin
Noble family House of Zähringen
Father Frederick VII, Margrave of Baden-Durlach
Mother Augusta Marie of Holstein-Gottorp
Born (1682-07-03)3 July 1682
Karlsburg Castle in Durlach
Died 22 December 1755(1755-12-22) (aged 73)
Hamburg

Margravine Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach (3 July 1682 – 22 December 1755) was a German princess. She was the daughter of Frederick VII, Margrave of Baden-Durlach and his wife Duchess Augusta Marie of Holstein-Gottorp. She married Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin.

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In 1726, her husband died, and her eldest son became monarch. One year later, he died childless and her youngest son, Adolf Frederick, ascended the throne. Adolf Frederick was a minor, but was allowed to govern "with his mother's support" and guidance. She also gave him her estates Stendorf, Mönch-Neversdorf and Lenzahn to provide him with an income.[citation needed]

Through her paternal grandmother, Countess Palatine Christina Magdalena of Zweibrücken, a sister of King Charles X of Sweden, Albertina Frederica descended from the Swedish royal house, which is why her son in 1743 could be elected as the heir to the Swedish throne.

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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Swedish Wikipedia.