Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Queen of Hanover from 1837 to 1841 / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (German: Friederike Louise Caroline Sophie Alexandrine; 3 March 1778 – 29 June 1841) was Queen of Hanover from 20 June 1837 until her death in 1841 as the wife of King Ernest Augustus. She was a German princess who married successively Prince Louis Charles of Prussia, Prince Frederick William of Solms-Braunfels, and her first cousin Ernest Augustus. Through her 1815 marriage to Ernest, then Duke of Cumberland, Frederica became a British princess and Duchess of Cumberland. Ernest was the fifth son and eighth child of Queen Charlotte and King George III of the United Kingdom, Frederica's paternal aunt and her husband.

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Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Princess Louis Charles of Prussia
Princess Frederick William of Solms-Braunfels
Duchess of Cumberland and Teviotdale
Queen consort of Hanover
Tenure20 June 1837 – 29 June 1841
Born3 March 1778
Electorate of Hanover, Holy Roman Empire
Died29 June 1841(1841-06-29) (aged 63)
Kingdom of Hanover
Herrenhausen Palace, Kingdom of Hanover
(m. 1793; died 1796)
(m. 1798; died 1814)
Frederica Louise Caroline Sophie Alexandrina
German: Friederike Luise Caroline Sophie Alexandrine
FatherCharles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
MotherPrincess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt

Frederica was born in the Altes Palais of Hanover as the fifth daughter of Charles II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt.[1] Her father assumed the title of Grand Duke of Mecklenburg on 18 June 1815.

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