Adolphus Frederick IV, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Adolphus Frederick IV (5 May 1738 – 2 June 1794) was Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz from 1752 to his death in 1794.

Adolphus Frederick IV
Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Born(1738-05-05)5 May 1738
Died2 June 1794(1794-06-02) (aged 56)
HouseHouse of Mecklenburg
FatherDuke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg
MotherPrincess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen


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.

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