Countess Charlotte of Dohna-Leistenau
Countess Friederike Charlotte Antoinette of Dohna-Schlodien in Leistenau (German: Friederike, Burggräfin und Gräfin zu Dohna-Schlodien) (3 July 1738 – 21 April 1785 or 21 April 1786) was a German noble woman.
|Charlotte of Dohna-Schlodien in Leistenau|
|Born||3 July 1738|
|Died||21 April 1785 (aged 46)|
21 April 1786 (aged 47)
|Spouse(s)||Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck|
Count Friedrich Detlev von Moltke
|Father||Albrecht Christoph, Count of Dohna-Schlodien in Leistenau|
|Mother||Princess Sophie Henriette of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck|
Charlotte, as she was known, was born in Königsberg, Prussia, on 3 July 1738. 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. 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.
They had an only child: Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.
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.
|Ancestors of Countess Charlotte of Dohna-Leistenau|
- Burke's Guide to the Royal Family (1973), Burke's Peerage, ISBN 0220662223, p. 328
- (in German) Schwennicke, Detlev (ed.) (1980). Europäische Stammtafeln, Neue Folge. Band I: Die Deutschen Staaten, Tafel 88. Marburg: Verlag von J. A. Stargardt.
- (in German) Isenburg, Wilhelm Karl Prinz von (ed.) (1965). Europäische Stammtafeln. Band I: Die Deutschen Staaten, Tafel 92. Marburg: Verlag von J. A. Stargardt.