Duchess Frederica of Württemberg
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.
|Princess of Holstein-Gottorp|
|Born||27 July 1765|
Treptow an der Rega, Province of Pomerania, Prussia
|Died||24 November 1785 (aged 20)|
|Spouse||Prince Peter Frederick Louis of Holstein-Gottorp|
|Issue||Augustus, Grand Duke of Oldenburg|
Duke George of Oldenburg
|Father||Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg|
|Mother||Friederike Dorothea of Brandenburg-Schwedt|
Frederica was born on 27 July 1765 in Treptow an der Rega, Farther Pomerania (now Trzebiatów, Poland) as the seventh child and second daughter of Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg and his wife Friederike Dorothea of Brandenburg-Schwedt. Among her siblings were King Frederick of Württemberg, Sophia Dorothea, Empress of Russia, and Elisabeth, Archduchess of Austria.
Marriage and issueEdit
On 6 June 1781, Frederica married Prince Peter Frederick of Holstein-Gottorp. 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).
At the age of twenty, Frederica died from childbirth in Vienna on 24 November 1785. 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.
|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.|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Duchess Frederica of Württemberg.|