Duchess Gustave Caroline of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
|Gustave Caroline of Mecklenburg-Strelitz|
|Duchess consort of Mecklenburg|
|Born||12 July 1694|
|Died||13 April 1748(aged 53)|
|Spouse||Christian Ludwig II, Duke of Mecklenburg|
|Issue||Friedrich II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Duchess Ulrike Sofie
|Father||Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg|
|Mother||Maria of Mecklenburg|
Gustave Caroline was the fourth daughter and youngest child of Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg by his first wife Princess Maria of Mecklenburg. She was a younger sister of Adolphus Frederick III, Duke of Mecklenburg. Through her father's third marriage, she was an aunt of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom.
On 13 November 1714, Gustave Caroline married her cousin Christian Ludwig of Mecklenburg. He was the third eldest son of Frederick, Duke of Mecklenburg-Grabow and his wife Princess Christine Wilhelmine of Hesse-Homburg. Christian Ludwig succeeded as Duke of Mecklenburg in 1747, the year before Gustave Caroline's death.
They had five children:
- Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1717–1785); married Luise Friederike of Württemberg
- Louis (1725–78); married Princess Charlotte Sophie of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1731–1810). They were the parents of Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
- Ulrike Sofie (1723–1813)
- Luise (1730)
- Amalie (1732–1775)
- Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage: Gustave Caroline von Mecklenburg-Strelitz". Retrieved 26 December 2009.
Duchess Gustave Caroline of Mecklenburg-StrelitzBorn: 12 July 1694 Died: 13 April 1748
Tsarevna Catherine Ivanovna of Russia
|Duchess consort of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
1728 – 13 April 1748
Title next held byDuchess Louise Frederica of Württemberg
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