Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck

Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (Danish: Frederik Carl Ludvig; 20 August 1757 – 24 April 1816)[1] was the ninth and penultimate Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. Friedrich Karl Ludwig was the son of Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and his wife Countess Charlotte of Dohna-Schlodien.

Friedrich Karl Ludwig
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Friedrich Karl Ludwig by Johann Friedrich August Tischbein, ca. 1800
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Reign24 February 1775 – March 1816
PredecessorPeter August
SuccessorFriedrich Wilhelm
Born(1757-08-20)20 August 1757
Königsberg, Prussia
Died24 April 1816(1816-04-24) (aged 58)
Wellingsbüttel Manor, Hamburg
Spouse
Issue
HouseSchleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
FatherPrince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
MotherCountess Charlotte of Dohna-Schlodien

LifeEdit

Friedrich Karl Ludwig was born in Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia. He joined the Prussian Army in 1777 upon the request of King Frederick the Great. By 1781 he was a staff officer in the Regiment von Schlieben and by 1787 he commanded a grenadier battalion based in Königsberg.[1] He assisted in the suppression of the 1794 Kościuszko Uprising and was Governor of Kraków in 1795. He retired from Prussian service as a lieutenant general in 1797 and spent the rest of his life improving agriculture in Holstein.[1] He died in Wellingsbüttel Manor, now part of Hamburg.

He was a recipient of the Order of the Elephant, Order of St. Alexander Nevsky, Order of the Red Eagle, and the Order of Saint Hubert.[2]

Marriage and issueEdit

Friedrich married Countess Friederike of Schlieben (28 February 1757 – 17 December 1827) on 8 March 1780 in Königsberg. At the time, the marriage was not looked upon favorably because the Schlieben family was not an ancient noble family. Friedrich and Friederike had three children:

Friedrich was succeeded as duke by his son, Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Albinus, Robert (1985). Lexikon der Stadt Königsberg Pr. und Umgebung (in German). Leer: Verlag Gerhard Rautenberg. p. 371. ISBN 3-7921-0320-6.
  2. ^ Der Elephanten-Orden und seine Ritter. Von Johann Heinrich Friedrich Berlien
  3. ^ Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. p. 77.
Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 20 August 1757 Died: 24 April 1816
Regnal titles
Preceded by Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
24 February 1775–25 March 1816
Succeeded by