Frederick August I, Duke of Oldenburg

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Frederick Augustus I
Duke of Oldenburg
Friedrich August von Oldenburg.jpg
Duke of Oldenburg
PredecessorKings of Denmark as counts
SuccessorWilliam I
Born(1711-09-20)20 September 1711
Gottorp, Schleswig
Died6 July 1785(1785-07-06) (aged 73)
SpousePrincess Ulrike Friederike Wilhelmine of Hesse-Kassel
IssueWilhelm, Duke of Oldenburg
Princess Luise
Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte, Queen of Sweden and Norway
Full name
German: Friedrich August
FatherChristian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin
MotherMargravine Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach

Friedrich August, Duke of Holstein-Oldenburg[1][2] (20 September 1711 in Gottorp, Schleswig[1][2] – 6 July 1785 in Oldenburg[1][2]) was the son of Christian August, regent of Holstein-Gottorp and his wife Margravine Albertine Friederike of Baden-Durlach.[1][2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Frederick Augustus married on 21 November 1752 to Princess Ulrike Friederike Wilhelmine of Hesse-Kassel; the couple had three children:[1][2]

Titular History[edit]

Empress Catherine the Great of Russia, on behalf of her son Paul of Russia, last of the Dukes of Holstein-Gottorp, ceded the lands of that duchy to Denmark. In exchange, Denmark ceded the Duchy of Oldenburg to the Prince Bishops of Lübeck, a cadet branch of the Dukes of Gottorp. Thus, Friederich August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince Bishop of Lübeck, became Duke of Oldenburg.[3]

His son and heir apparent, Peter Friedrich Wilhelm, succeeded him as Wilhelm I, Duke of Oldenburg.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Darryl Lundy (15 July 2005). "Friedrich August Oldenburg, Grand Duke of Oldenburg". Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Paul Theroff. "OLDENBURG". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  3. ^ "A Chronology of World Political History 1701–1800". Archived from the original on October 27, 2009. Retrieved 2010-10-15.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. p. 28.
Frederick August I, Duke of Oldenburg
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 20 September 1711 Died: 6 July 1785
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Adolf Frederick of Sweden
as Lutheran administrator
Prince-Bishop of Lübeck
(Lutheran Administrator)
Succeeded by
Peter I of Oldenburg
as Lutheran administrator
Preceded by
Paul I
Count of Oldenburg
Elevated to duchy
New title Duke of Oldenburg
Succeeded by