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Duchess Frederica of Württemberg (German: Friederike Elisabeth Amalie Auguste von Württemberg; 27 July 1765 – 24 November 1785) was a daughter of Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg and Friederike Dorothea of Brandenburg-Schwedt.

Duchess Frederica
Princess of Holstein-Gottorp
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Born(1765-07-27)27 July 1765
Treptow an der Rega, Province of Pomerania, Prussia
Died24 November 1785(1785-11-24) (aged 20)
Vienna, Austria
SpousePrince Peter Frederick Louis of Holstein-Gottorp
IssueAugustus, Grand Duke of Oldenburg
Duke George of Oldenburg
Full name
German: Friederike Elisabeth Amalie Auguste
HouseWürttemberg
FatherFrederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg
MotherFriederike Dorothea of Brandenburg-Schwedt
ReligionLutheranism

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FamilyEdit

Marriage and issueEdit

On 6 June 1781, Frederica married Prince Peter Frederick of Holstein-Gottorp.[1] The marriage was meant to strengthen relations between Russia and Württemberg (Frederica's sister was married to Paul I of Russia, a member of the House of Holstein-Gottorp). They had two sons: Augustus (born in 1783) and George (born in 1784).

DeathEdit

At the age of twenty, Frederica died from childbirth in Vienna on 24 November 1785.[1] Her widowed husband Peter never remarried. He would succeed his cousin William as Grand Duke of Oldenburg in 1823, many years after Frederica's death.

IssueEdit

 
Frederica's two surviving sons: Augustus and George in the 1790s.
Name Birth Death Notes
Paul Friedrich August, Grand Duke of Oldenburg 13 July 1783 27 February 1853 married firstly Princess Adelheid of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym; had issue, including Amalia of Oldenburg who became Queen consort of Greece;
secondly, he married Princess Ida of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym; had issue;
thirdly, he married Princess Cecilia of Sweden; had issue.
Duke Georg Peter Friedrich of Oldenburg 9 May 1784 27 December 1812 married Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia; had issue.

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage: Friederike Herzogin von Württemberg". Retrieved 16 December 2009.

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