Friederike Charlotte of Hesse-Darmstadt

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Friederike Charlotte of Hessen-Darmstadt (8 September 1698 Darmstadt – 22 March 1777, Darmstadt) was a princess of Hesse-Darmstadt and through her marriage a princess of Hesse-Kassel

Life[edit]

She was a daughter of Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1667–1739) and his wife Dorothea Charlotte (1661–1705), daughter of Albrecht II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. On 6 October 1720 she became engaged to Maximilian of Hesse-Kassel (1689–1753), marrying him on 28 November 1720 in Darmstadt.

Marriage and issue[edit]

They had eight children:

  1. Karl (30 September 1721 in Kassel - 23 November 1722 in Kassel)
  2. Ulrike Friederike Wilhelmine (31 October 1722 in Kassel - 28 February 1787 in Eutin) ∞ 1752 Frederick August I, Duke of Oldenburg
  3. Christine Charlotte (11 February 1725 in Kassel - 4 June 1782 in Kassel), from 17 April 1765 canoness of Herford Abbey, from 12 July 1766 coadjutor abbess of Herford
  4. Maria (25 February 1726 in Kassel - 14 March 1727 in Kassel)
  5. Wilhelmina (1726–1808) ∞ 1752 Prince Henry of Prussia
  6. A still-born child (born and died October 1729 in Kassel)
  7. Elisabetha Sophia Louisa (10 November 1730 in Kassel - 4 February 1731 in Kassel)
  8. Caroline Wilhelmina Sophia (10 May 1732 in Kassel - 22 May 1759 in Zerbst) ∞ 1753 Frederick Augustus, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst