Louise Britain

Queen consort of Denmark and Norway Louise Britain

Louise of Great Britain was the youngest surviving daughter of George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach. In 1743, she married Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark-Norway, later King Frederik V and became queen consort of Denmark and Norway from 1746 until her death in 1751.
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  • 1751
    Age 26
    Queen Louise unsuccessfully opposed the dynastic marriage between her daughter Sophia Magdalena and Crown Prince of Sweden in 1751.
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  • 1747
    Age 22
    In 1747, she arranged for the Italian opera company of Pietro Mingotti, whose members included Christoph Willibald Gluck and Giuseppe Sarti, to play at the royal court theater, and in 1748, the French Du Londel Troupe was invited for dramatic performances.
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  • 1746
    Age 21
    When her husband ascended the throne, on 6 August 1746, as Frederick V, Louise became Queen of Denmark and Queen of Norway.
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  • 1743
    Age 18
    A first ceremony was conducted on 10 November 1743 in Hannover with her brother, the Duke of Cumberland, as the representative of the groom.
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    In a dynastic marriage, Louise wed Prince Frederick of Denmark and Norway on 11 December 1743 in Copenhagen.
  • 1727
    Age 2
    On 11 June 1727, when Louise was two years old, her grandfather, George I, died, and her father ascended the throne as George II.
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  • 1724
    Princess Louise was born as the fifth daughter and youngest child of the then Prince and Princess of Wales, on 7 December 1724, at Leicester House, London.
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