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Countess Charlotte of Dohna-Leistenau

Countess Friederike Charlotte Antoinette of Dohna-Schlodien in Leistenau (German: Friederike, Burggräfin und Gräfin zu Dohna-Schlodien)[2] (3 July 1738 – 21 April 1785[1] or 21 April 1786[2][3]) was a German noble woman.

Charlotte of Dohna-Schlodien in Leistenau
Born(1738-07-03)3 July 1738
Died21 April 1785(1785-04-21) (aged 46)[1]
21 April 1786(1786-04-21) (aged 47)[2][3]
Spouse(s)Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Count Friedrich Detlev von Moltke
FatherAlbrecht Christoph, Count of Dohna-Schlodien in Leistenau
MotherPrincess Sophie Henriette of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck

Charlotte, as she was known, was born in Königsberg, Prussia, on 3 July 1738.[1] She was the daughter of Albrecht Christoph, Count (or Burgrave) of Dohna-Schlodien in Leistenau, by his third wife Princess Sophie Henriette of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.[1] She was married, firstly, to her first cousin Karl Anton August, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (1727–1759) in Königsberg on 30 May 1754.[1]

They had an only child: Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.[1]

She was the descendant of the Oxenstierna noble family of Sweden, which was related to many of the old noble families of Sweden and Norway including Charles VIII of Sweden. As the male-line great-grandmother of Christian IX of Denmark, she is an ancestor of the monarchs of Norway, Denmark, Greece and the United Kingdom.

Her first husband died in 1759 from wounds sustained at the battle of Kunersdorf.[1] She later married Count Friedrich Detlev von Moltke, as her second husband, on 21 May 1777.[1] They had no issue.



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Burke's Guide to the Royal Family (1973), Burke's Peerage, ISBN 0220662223, p. 328
  2. ^ a b c (in German) Schwennicke, Detlev (ed.) (1980). Europäische Stammtafeln, Neue Folge. Band I: Die Deutschen Staaten, Tafel 88. Marburg: Verlag von J. A. Stargardt.
  3. ^ a b (in German) Isenburg, Wilhelm Karl Prinz von (ed.) (1965). Europäische Stammtafeln. Band I: Die Deutschen Staaten, Tafel 92. Marburg: Verlag von J. A. Stargardt.