Countess Friederike of Schlieben

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Countess Friederike von Schlieben
Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Friederike Amalie zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.jpg
PredecessorUrsula Anna of Dohna-Schlobitten
SuccessorPrincess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel
Born(1757-02-28)28 February 1757
Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia
Died17 December 1827(1827-12-17) (aged 70)
Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig
SpouseFriedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
IssuePrincess Friederike
Princess Luise
Friedrich Wilhelm
Full name
German: Friederike Amalie
HouseHouse of Schlieben
House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
FatherCount Karl Leopold of Schlieben
MotherCountess Marie Eleanore von Lehndorff

Countess Friederike Amalie of Schlieben[1] (German: Friederike Amalie Gräfin von Schlieben; 28 February 1757 – 17 December 1827)[1] was the consort of Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.

Early life[edit]

Friederike was born in Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia and was the second and youngest daughter of Count Karl Leopold of Schlieben and his wife, Countess Marie Eleanore von Lehndorff.[2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Friederike married Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, son of Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and his wife Countess Charlotte zu Dohna-Schlodien, on 9 March 1780 in Königsberg.[1] Friederike and Friedrich Karl Ludwig had three children:[2]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 28 February 1757 – 9 March 1780: Countess Friederike von Schlieben
  • 9 March 1780 – 25 March 1816: Her Serene Highness the Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
  • 25 March 1816 – 17 December 1827: Her Serene Highness the Dowager Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck


Through her son, Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Friederike is ancestor of Queen Elizabeth II, Margrethe II of Denmark, Constantine II of Greece, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Harald V of Norway, Philippe of Belgium and Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.



  1. ^ a b c Burke's Guide to the Royal Family (1973), Burke's Peerage, ISBN 0220662223, p. 328
  2. ^ a b c d e Darryl Lundy (21 Sep 2007). "Friederike Amalie Gräfin von Schlieben". Retrieved 2010-07-31.
Countess Friederike of Schlieben
House of Schlieben
Born: 28 February 1757 Died: 17 December 1827
German royalty
Preceded by
Ursula Anna of Dohna-Schlobitten
Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
9 March 1780 – 25 March 1816
Succeeded by
Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel