Frederick I of Württemberg

Frederick I of Württemberg

Born Nov 6, 1754
Died Oct 30, 1816

Frederick I William Charles of Württemberg was the first King of Württemberg. He was known for his size: at 2.11 m and about 200 kg (440 lb), he was in contrast to Napoleon, who recognized him as King of Württemberg.

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1754 Birth Born on November 6, 1754.


1776 21 Years Old Frederick's younger sister, Sophie Dorothea, had married Tsesarevich Paul, future Emperor of Russia, in 1776. … Read More
1780 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Frederick married Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel on 15 October 1780 at Braunschweig. … Read More


1786 31 Years Old Frederick was reportedly violent towards his wife, and during a visit to Saint Petersburg in December 1786, Augusta asked for protection from Empress Catherine. … Read More


In 1797, Frederick married Princess Charlotte, daughter of King George III of Great Britain.
1801 46 Years Old In 1801, Duke Frederick ceded the enclave of Montbéliard to the French Republic, and received Ellwangen in exchange two years later. … Read More
1803 48 Years Old Frederick assumed the title Prince-Elector on 25 February 1803, and was thereafter known as the Elector of Württemberg. … Read More


1806 51 Years Old Friedrich became King Frederick I when he formally ascended the throne on 1 January 1806, and was crowned as such on the same day at Stuttgart. … Read More
1813 58 Years Old During the War of Liberation in 1813, Frederick changed sides and went over to the Allies, where his status as the brother-in-law of the British Prince Regent (later George IV) and uncle to the Russian Emperor Alexander I helped his standing. … Read More


1815 60 Years Old Frederick, along with the other German princes, joined the new Germanic Confederation in 1815. … Read More
1816 62 Years Old Died on October 30, 1816.
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