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This is account of ancestry of Frederick Charles of Hesse, elected king of Finland, and his wife Margaret of Prussia.

(yet incomplete)

Their fourth son, Prince Wolfgang of Finland was intended to be the heir of the Finnish monarchy.

This table sets out (in a format known as an Ahnentafel) their ancestry.


Immediate ancestry[edit]

1. Prince Wolfgang Maurice of Finland


Parents

2. Frederick Charles of Hesse (father of number 1.)
3. Margaret of Prussia (mother of number 1.)


Grandparents

4. Frederik, Landgrave of Hesse (father of number 2.)
5. Anna of Prussia (mother of number 2.)
6. Frederick III, German Emperor (father of number 3.)
7. Victoria Adelaide of the United Kingdom (mother of number 3.)


Great-Grandparents

8. Prince William of Hesse (father of number 4.)
9. Charlotte of Denmark (mother of number 4.)
10. Prince Charles of Prussia (father of number 5.)
11. Marie of Saxe-Weimar (mother of number 5.)
12. William I, German Emperor (father of number 6.)
13. Augusta of Saxe-Weimar (mother of number 6.)
14. Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (father of number 7.)
15. Victoria I of the United Kingdom (mother of number 7.)


Great-Great-Grandparents

16. Prince Frederick of Hesse (father of number 8.)
17. Caroline of Nassau (mother of number 8.)
18. Frederik, Hereditary Prince of Denmark and Norway (father of number 9.)
19. Sophie Frederikke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (mother of number 9.)
20. Frederick William III of Prussia (father of numbers 10. and 12.)
21. Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (mother of numbers 10. and 12.)
22. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar (father of numbers 11. and 13.)
23. Maria Pavlovna of Russia (mother of numbers 11. and 13.)
24. Frederick William III of Prussia (father of numbers 10. and 12.)
25. Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (mother of numbers 10. and 12.)
26. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar (father of numbers 11. and 13.)
27. Maria Pavlovna of Russia (mother of numbers 11. and 13.)
28. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (father of number 14.)
29. Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (mother of number 14.)
30. Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (father of number 15.)
31. Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (mother of number 15.)

Great-Great-Great-Grandparents[edit]

32. Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse (father of number 16.)
33. Mary of Great Britain (mother of number 16.)

34. Carl William, Prince of Nassau-Usingen (father of number 17.)
35. Caroline of Leiningen (mother of number 17.)

36. Frederick V of Denmark and Norway (father of number 18.)
37. Juliane Marie of Brunswick (mother of number 18.)

38. Louis, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (father of number 19.)
39. Charlotte of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (mother of number 19.)

40. 48. Frederick William II of Prussia (father of numbers 20. and 24.)
41. 49. Frederica of Hesse-Darmstadt (mother of numbers 20. and 24.)

42. 50. Charles II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (father of numbers 21. and 25.)
43. 51. Frederica of Hesse (mother of numbers 21. and 25.)

44. 52. Charles August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar (father of numbers 22. and 26.)
45. 53. Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt (mother of numbers 22. and 26.)

46. 54. Paul I of Russia (father of numbers 23. and 27.)
47. 55. Maria Fedorovna of Wurttemberg (mother of numbers 23. and 27.)

56. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (father of numbers 28. and 31.)
57. Augusta, Countess Reuss zu Lobenstein-Ebersdorf (mother of numbers 28. and 31.)

58. Emil August, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (father of number 29.)
59. Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (mother of number 29.)

60. George III of Great Britain (father of number 30.)
61. Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (mother of number 30.)

62. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (father of numbers 28. and 31.)
63. Augusta, Countess Reuss zu (mother of numbers 28. and 31.)

Descent from earlier monarchs of Finland[edit]

Literally each of these ancestors descend through one or other way from first historical royal families of Denmark, Norway and Sweden which are, according to variety of legends (Ynglingatal, Saxo Grammaticus, etc), all descended from Scandinavian kings that were sons of certain daughters of Ancient kings of Finland.

Also, each of these ancestors descend from Dukes of Normandy who, as sons of Norwegian earls of Møre carry on the same legendary descent as the other Mørejarl branch, the Orkneys.

The family descends through a multitude of lines from

All or almost all of the people listed below are their descendants, and therefore any specifics are not presented. (18th century is sufficiently late in order to their blood having "soaked" across the princely caste of Northern Europe.)


Special remarks:

number 32. Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse, grandson of Maria Amalia of Courland, descends from the Baltic Dukes of Courland. Landgrave Frederick also was the nephew and heir of king Frederick I of Sweden (who left no legitimate children), who had ruled Sweden and Finland on basis of being husband of Ulrica Eleanor I.

number 33. Mary of Great Britain descends from medieval Norse earls of Orkney, legendary descendants of ancient kings of Finland; by being a descendant of Elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine, great-granddaughter of Matthew Stuart, Earl of Lennox[which?], through several lines across medieval Scottish high nobility a descendant of kings of the Isles, kings of Man Island, mormaers of Strathearn and earls of Caithness.

number 34. Carl William, Prince of Nassau-Usingen descends from Gustav I of Sweden

number 35. Caroline of Leiningen

number 36. Frederick V of Denmark

number 37. Juliane Marie of Brunswick descends through her paternal grandmother from Charles IX of Sweden who used the title "King of the Finns" when reigning in the Swedish realm.

number 38. Louis, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin descends from Gustav I of Sweden

number 39. Charlotte of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld descends from Gustav I of Sweden

number 40. and 48. Frederick William II of Prussia descends from medieval Norse earls of Orkney, legendary descendants of ancient kings of Finland; by being a descendant of Elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine, great-granddaughter of Matthew Stuart, Earl of Lennox[which?], through several lines across medieval Scottish high nobility a descendant of kings of the Isles, kings of Man Island, mormaers of Strathearn and earls of Caithness. He also descends (Esschwege through Kleeburg) through his maternal grandfather from Charles IX of Sweden who used the title "King of the Finns" when reigning in the Swedish realm.

number 41. and 49. Frederica of Hesse-Darmstadt descends (Hanau from Baden) through her paternal grandmother from Charles IX of Sweden who used the title "King of the Finns" when reigning in the Swedish realm.

number 42. and 50. Charles II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz descends from Gustav I of Sweden

number 43. and 51. Frederica of Hesse descends (Hanau from Baden) through her paternal grandmother from Charles IX of Sweden who used the title "King of the Finns" when reigning in the Swedish realm.

number 44. and 52. Charles August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar descends (Eschwege through Kleeburg) through her maternal grandfather from Charles IX of Sweden who used the title "King of the Finns" when reigning in the Swedish realm.

number 45. and 53. Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt descends (Hanau from Baden) through her paternal grandmother from Charles IX of Sweden who used the title "King of the Finns" when reigning in the Swedish realm.

number 46. and 54. Paul I of Russia descends from king Charles XI of Sweden, who held all Finland as Grand Duke of Finland, through his daughter, the Duchess of Holstein-Gottorp. Paul's son Alexander I of Russia, brother of Maria and uncle of Marie (number 11.) and Augusta (number 13) in 1809 established Finland as a separately-administered country, becoming its Grand Duke.

number 47. and 55. Maria Fedorovna of Wurttemberg

number 56. and 62. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld descends (Eschwege from Kleeburg) through her maternal grandfather from Charles IX of Sweden who used the title "King of the Finns" when reigning in the Swedish realm.

number 57. and 63. Augusta, Countess Reuss zu Lobenstein-Ebersdorf

number 58. Emil August, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg descends from Gustav I of Sweden

number 59. Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin descends from Gustav I of Sweden

number 60. George III of Great Britain descends from medieval Norse earls of Orkney, legendary descendants of ancient kings of Finland; by being a descendant of Elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine, great-granddaughter of Matthew Stuart, Earl of Lennox[which?], through several lines across medieval Scottish high nobility a descendant of kings of the Isles, kings of Man Island, mormaers of Strathearn and earls of Caithness. Also he descends from Gustav I of Sweden

number 61. Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz descends from Gustav I of Sweden

(Gustav I who reigned in mid-16th century, was not front-line monarchs to provide daughters when highest royalty chose spouses. It took a tad longer for his descent to "soak" through the North-German royalty than, for example, his contemporary Frederick I of Denmark's. Above, 24/32 are descended from Gustav whereas full 32/32 from Frederick.)

See also[edit]

Category:History of Finland