Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Duchess + Queen + Duke
Born Mar 3, 1778
Hometown Electorate of Han...
Died Jun 29, 1841
Death Place Kingdom of Hanover

Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Duchess of Cumberland and later Queen of Hanover (now part of Germany), was the consort of Ernest Augustus I of Hanover, the fifth son and eighth child of George III and Queen Charlotte. She was born in the Altes Palais of Hanover as the fifth daughter of Charles II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and his first wife, Frederica, daughter of George William, Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt.… Read More

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1778 Birth Born in 1778.


1793 15 Years Old On 14 March 1793, the Princesses of Mecklenburg-Strelitz "coincidentally" met the Prussian King Frederick William II at the Prussian Theatre in Frankfurt-am-Main. … Read More
1797 19 Years Old In 1797 she and her cousin Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, seventh son of King George III of Great Britain by his wife Queen Charlotte (Frederica's paternal aunt), were unofficially engaged. … Read More


1799 21 Years Old Two months later, in February 1799, Frederica gave birth to a daughter who only lived eight months. The Prince of Solms-Braunfels, disappointed and embittered, resumed his old dissipated lifestyle and became an alcoholic. In 1805 he resigned his military posts for "health reasons", and thus lost his income. … Read More


1813 35 Years Old In May 1813, during a visit to his uncle Duke Charles in Neustrelitz, Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, the fifth son of King George III of Great Britain, met and fell in love with Frederica. … Read More
1814 36 Years Old All parties agreed, including the Prince of Solms-Braunfels, but his sudden death on 13 April 1814 precluded the need for a divorce. The Prince's demise was considered by some as a little too convenient, and some suspected that Frederica had poisoned him. In August, the engagement with Ernest Augustus was officially announced. After the British Parliament gave its consent to the wedding, Frederica and Ernest Augustus were married on 29 May 1815 at the parish church of Neustrelitz. Some time later, the couple traveled to Great Britain and married again on 29 August 1815 at Carlton House, London. … Read More
1815 37 Years Old Her father assumed the title of Grand Duke of Mecklenburg on 18 June 1815. … Read More


1841 64 Years Old After a short illness, Queen Frederica of Hanover died in 1841 at Hanover. … Read More
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