Frederick August I, Duke of Oldenburg
Friedrich August, Duke of Holstein-Oldenburg (20 September 1711 in Gottorp, Schleswig – 6 July 1785 in Oldenburg) was the son of Christian August, regent of Holstein-Gottorp and his wife Margravine Albertine Friederike of Baden-Durlach.
|Frederick Augustus I|
|Duke of Oldenburg|
|Duke of Oldenburg|
|Predecessor||Kings of Denmark as counts|
|Born||20 September 1711|
|Died||6 July 1785 (aged 73)|
|Spouse||Princess Ulrike Friederike Wilhelmine of Hesse-Kassel|
|Issue||Wilhelm, Duke of Oldenburg|
Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte, Queen of Sweden and Norway
|Father||Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin|
|Mother||Margravine Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach|
Marriage and issueEdit
Frederick Augustus married on 21 November 1752 to Princess Ulrike Friederike Wilhelmine of Hesse-Kassel; the couple had three children:
- Peter Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Oldenburg (3 January 1754 – 2 July 1823)
- Luise of Holstein-Gottorp-Oldenburg (2 October 1756 – 31 July 1759), died in infancy
- Hedwig Sophie Charlotte (22 March 1759 – 20 June 1818), Queen of Sweden and Norway as wife of Charles XIII of Sweden.
Empress Catherine the Great of Russia, on behalf of her son Paul of Russia, last of the Dukes of Holstein-Gottorp, ceded the lands of that duchy to Denmark. In exchange, Denmark ceded the Duchy of Oldenburg to the Prince Bishops of Lübeck, a cadet branch of the Dukes of Gottorp. Thus, Friederich August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince Bishop of Lübeck, became Duke of Oldenburg.
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