Princess Louisa of Great Britain

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For the earlier Princess of Great Britain called Louisa, see Louise of Great Britain.
Princess Louisa
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House House of Hanover
Father Frederick, Prince of Wales
Mother Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha
Born (1749-03-19)19 March 1749
Leicester House, London
Died 13 May 1768(1768-05-13) (aged 19)
Carlton House, London
Burial Westminster Abbey, London

Princess Louisa of Great Britain (Louise Anne; 19 March 1749 – 13 May 1768) was a grandchild of George II and sister of George III.

Life[edit]

By Jean-Etienne Liotard, 1754

HRH Princess Louisa was born on 19 March 1749, at Leicester House, Westminster, London, and was christened there on 11 April. Her father was Frederick, Prince of Wales, eldest son of George II and Caroline of Ansbach. Her mother was The Princess of Wales (née Augusta of Saxe-Gotha). Her godparents were Prince Frederick of Hesse-Kassel (her paternal uncle by marriage) and her paternal aunts The Queen of Denmark and The Princess of Orange, all of whom were represented by proxies.[1]

Her health was delicate throughout her life. In 1764, negotiations were made between the British and Danish royal houses of a marriage between the Danish heir to the throne and a British princess. The marriage was considered suitable in status and welcomed by both houses, as there were few Royal Protestant houses to choose between at that point for either party. The preferred choice for a bride was initially princess Louisa, but after the Danish representative in London, count von Bothmer, was informed of her weak constitution, her two year's younger sister Caroline Mathilda was chosen for the match instead.[2] The marriage was announced in Great Britain 10 January 1765.[3]

Princess Louisa died, at Carlton House, London, on 13 May 1768, unmarried, and without issue, at the age of 19.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 19 March 1749 – 13 May 1768: Her Royal Highness Princess Louisa

Ancestors[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Yvonne's Royalty Home Page: Royal Christenings
  2. ^ Bregnsbo, Michael: Caroline Mathilde. Magt og skæbne
  3. ^ Bregnsbo, Michael: Caroline Mathilde. Magt og skæbne