Duchess Gustave Caroline of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

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Gustave Caroline of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Duchess consort of Mecklenburg
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Born(1694-07-12)12 July 1694
Died13 April 1748(1748-04-13) (aged 53)
SpouseChristian Ludwig II, Duke of Mecklenburg
IssueFriedrich II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Duchess Ulrike Sofie
Duke Louis
Duchess Luise
Duchess Amalie
Full name
Gustave Caroline
FatherAdolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg
MotherMaria of Mecklenburg

Duchess Gustave Caroline of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (12 July 1694 – 13 April 1748) was a daughter of Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg and Princess Maria of Mecklenburg.[1]


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.[1] 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:



  1. ^ a b Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage: Gustave Caroline von Mecklenburg-Strelitz". Retrieved 26 December 2009.
Duchess Gustave Caroline of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Born: 12 July 1694 Died: 13 April 1748
German royalty
Preceded by
Tsarevna Catherine Ivanovna of Russia
Duchess consort of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
1728 – 13 April 1748
Title next held by
Duchess Louise Frederica of Württemberg