Princess Luise Dorothea of Prussia

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Luise Dorothea of Prussia
Hereditary Princess of Hesse-Kassel
Lovisa Dorotea Sofia, 1680-1705, prinsessa av Preussen (Herman Hendrik Quiter d.y.) - Nationalmuseum - 15849.tif
Born (1680-09-29)29 September 1680
Stadtschloss, Berlin
Died 23 December 1705(1705-12-23) (aged 25)
Spouse Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Hesse-Kassel
House Hohenzollern
Father Frederick I of Prussia
Mother Elisabeth Henriette of Hesse-Kassel

Princess Luise Dorothea of Prussia (Luise Dorothea Sophie; 29 September 1680 – 23 December 1705) was the daughter of Frederick I, First King in Prussia by his first wife Elisabeth Henriette of Hesse-Kassel. She was the Hereditary Princess of Hesse-Kassel by marriage but died in childbirth.


Prussian Royalty
House of Hohenzollern
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Frederick I
Luise Dorothea, Hereditary Princess of Hesse-Kassel
Prince Frederick August
Frederick William I

On 31 May 1700, she married her first cousin Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Hesse-Kassel. Frederick was King of Sweden 1720-1751 and Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel from 1730-1751.

Luise Dorothea was married in Berlin 31 May 1700 in a grand ceremony which took place during several weeks to great costs. Conrad Mel wrote Font Legatio orientalis at the occasion. During the five years of marriage, Luise Dorothea was generally in very bad condition and suffered from her bad health. She died in childbirth. Frederick remarried to Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden, becoming her prince consort and eventual King regnant of Sweden.

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Titles and styles[edit]

  • 29 September 1680 – 31 May 1700 Her Serene Highness Princess Luise Dorothea of Prussia
  • 31 May 1700 – 18 January 1701 Her Serene Highness The Hereditary Princess of Hesse-Kassel
  • 19 January 1701 to death 23 September 1705 Her Royal Highness The Hereditary Princess of Hesse-Kassel