Adolphus Frederick IV, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Adolphus Frederick IV (5 May 1738 – 2 June 1794) was a Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Adolf Friedrich IV, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in the robes of the Order of the Seraphim with its collar around his shoulders.


He was born in Mirow to Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg and his wife Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen. His father was the second son of Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg.

He was the heir presumptive of Mecklenburg-Strelitz from the death of his father on 5 June 1752 until he succeeded his uncle Duke Adolphus Frederick III on 11 December 1752.[citation needed] In 1753 he studied at the University of Greifswald. In 1764 Adolphus Frederick was installed as a member of the Order of the Garter.

In the first years after 1753, his mother Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen was governing for the only 14-year-old son under the protection of King George II of Great Britain. He never married. Following his death at Neustrelitz in 1794 he was succeeded by his brother Charles.



  1. ^ Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. p. 84.

External linksEdit

Adolphus Frederick IV, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Cadet branch of the House of Mecklenburg
Born: 5 May 1738 Died: 2 June 1794
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Adolphus Frederick III
Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Succeeded by
Charles II