Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen

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Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Princess consort of Mirow
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Spouse Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg
Issue See issue link
House House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
House of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Father Ernst Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Mother Countess Sophia Albertine of Erbach-Erbach
Born (1713-08-04)4 August 1713
Died 29 July 1761(1761-07-29) (aged 47)

Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen (4 August 1713 – 29 June 1761) was a Duchess consort of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She served as regent for her son after the death of her spouse.

Biography[edit]

Elisabeth Albertine was a daughter of Ernst Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1681 – 1724) and his wife Countess Sophia Albertine of Erbach-Erbach (1683–1742).

On 5 February 1735, Elisabeth was married to Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg, Herr of Mirow (23 February 1707 – 5 June 1752), the youngest son of Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg, and half-brother to Adolphus Frederick III. They became the parents of ten children.[1]

Following the death of her husband and his older brother in 1753, she ruled Mecklenburg-Strelitz as regent for her 14-year-old son under the protection of King George II of Great Britain and Hannover, seeing off challenges from Duke Christian Ludwig II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

She died in 1761, shortly before the marriage of her daughter Sophia Charlotte, and was buried at the royal crypt in Mirow.

Issue[edit]

Elisabeth had ten children, including the future Queen Charlotte, consort to King George III of the United Kingdom.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McDonald, Simon. "A British Queen from Mecklenburg". British Embassy, Berlin. Retrieved 9 August 2012.