Frederick, Duke of Mecklenburg-Grabow

Frederick I of Mecklenburg-Grabow, Duke of Mecklenburg-Grabow (13 February 1638, Schwerin – 28 April 1688, Grabow)

Frederick, Duke of Mecklenburg-Grabow
Born(1638-02-13)13 February 1638
Died28 April 1688(1688-04-28) (aged 50)
BuriedSchelfkirche St. Nikolai in Schwerin
Noble familyMecklenburg
Spouse(s)Christine Wilhelmine of Hesse-Homburg
FatherAdolf Frederick I, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
MotherMarie Katharina of Brunswick-Dannenberg


He was the son of Adolf Frederick I, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and his second wife Marie Katharina (1616-1665), daughter of Julius Ernst, Duke of Brunswick-Dannenberg (1571-1636).

Through his late birth, he was excluded from active government and was an "apanagierter"[clarification needed] prince. Via the death of his brother without issue Frederick I's three sons became ruling duke of Mecklenburg [-Schwerin] one after the other. In 1667 Frederick became Domherr of Strasbourg Cathedral and from 1669, he lived in the family castle in Grabow. Frederick died in a fire in the castle and was on 3 June 1725 buried in the Schelfkirche St. Nikolai in Schwerin

Marriage and issueEdit

On 28 May 1671 he married Christine Wilhelmine of Hesse-Homburg (30 June 1653, Bingenheim – 16 May 1722, Grabow), daughter of William Christoph of Hesse-Homburg. They had the following children:

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