Margravine Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt

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Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Friederike Dorothee of Brandenburg-Schwedt, duchess of Württemberg.jpg
Duchess of Württemberg
Consort 20 May 1795 – 23 December 1797
Spouse Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg
Issue Frederick, King of Württemberg
Duke Louis
Sophia Dorothea, Empress of Russia
Duke William
Friederika, Princess of Holstein-Gottorp
Elisabeth, Archduchess of Austria
Duke Alexander
Full name
Friederike Sophia Dorothea
House House of Württemberg
House of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Father Margrave Frederick William of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Mother Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia
Born (1736-12-18)18 December 1736
Schwedt
Died 9 March 1798(1798-03-09) (aged 61)
Stuttgart

Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt (Friederike Sophia Dorothea; 18 December 1736 – 9 March 1798) was Duchess of Württemberg (now in Germany) and ancestor to many European royals of the 19th and 20th century.[1]

Biography[edit]

Friederike was described as witty and charming. She belonged to the reformed faith, while her consort was Catholic, but she brought up her children as Lutheran upon agreement with the Lutheran council, from whom she received an allowance.

From 1769 she lived at Montbéliard, which was being managed by her husband, but which had to be abandoned in 1792 because of the French Revolution. Her husband inherited the Dukedom of Württemberg in 1795-97.

Family[edit]

Friederike was a daughter of Margrave Frederick William of Brandenburg-Schwedt and his wife Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia, sister of Frederick the Great. Her siblings included Elisabeth Louise, Princess Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia and Philippine, Landgravine of Hesse-Cassel.

Marriage and children[edit]

On 2 November 1753, she married Frederick Eugen of Württemberg. He would succeed his brother in 1795, making her Duchess consort of Württemberg. They had twelve children:

Royal descendants[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 18 December 1736 – 2 November 1753 Her Serene Highness Margravine Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt
  • 2 November 1753 – 20 May 1795 Her Serene Highness Duchess Friederike of Württemberg
  • 20 May 1795 – 23 December 1797 Her Serene Highness The Duchess of Württemberg
  • 23 December 1797 – 9 March 1798 Her Serene Highness The Dowager Duchess of Württemberg

Sources[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (ed.) (1977). Burke's Royal Families of the World, 1st edition. London: Burke's Peerage. pp. 184–186. ISBN 0-85011-023-8. 
Margravine Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Cadet branch of the House of Hohenzollern
Born: 18 December 1736 Died: 9 March 1798
German royalty
Vacant
Title last held by
Franziska von Hohenheim
Duchess consort of Württemberg
20 May 1795 – 23 December 1797
Succeeded by
Charlotte, Princess Royal