Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen

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Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Princess consort of Mirow
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Spouse Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg
Issue See issue link
House House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
House of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Father Ernst Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Mother Countess Sophia Albertine of Erbach-Erbach
Born (1713-08-04)4 August 1713
Died 29 July 1761(1761-07-29) (aged 47)

Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen (4 August 1713 – 29 June 1761) was a Duchess consort of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She served as regent for her son after the death of her spouse.

Biography[edit]

Elisabeth Albertine was a daughter of Ernst Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1681 – 1724) and his wife Countess Sophia Albertine of Erbach-Erbach (1683–1742).

On 5 February 1735, Elisabeth was married to Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg, Herr of Mirow (23 February 1707 – 5 June 1752), the youngest son of Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg, and half-brother to Adolphus Frederick III. They became the parents of ten children.[1]

Following the death of her husband and his older brother in 1753, she ruled Mecklenburg-Strelitz as regent for her 14 year old son under the protection of King George II of Great Britain and Hannover, seeing off challenges from Duke Christian Ludwig II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

She died in 1761, shortly before the marriage of her daughter Sophia Charlotte, and was buried at the royal crypt in Mirow.

Issue[edit]

Elisabeth had ten children, including the future Queen Charlotte, consort to King George III of the United Kingdom.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McDonald, Simon. "A British Queen from Mecklenburg". British Embassy, Berlin. Retrieved 9 August 2012.