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Duchess Frederica of Württemberg

German noble
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About
Date of birth Trzebiatów
Date of death Nov 24, 1785 Eutin
Family
Mother: Margravine Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Father: Frederick II Eugene Duke of Württemberg
Spouse: Peter I Grand Duke of Oldenburg
Brother(s): Frederick I of Württemberg Duke Louis of Württemberg Duke Eugen of Württemberg Duke Alexander of Württemberg Duke William Frederick Philip of Württemberg
Children: Augustus Grand Duke of Oldenburg Duke George of Oldenburg
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Biography

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.

Family

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.

Frederica's paternal grandparents were Karl Alexander, Duke of Württemberg and Maria Augusta of Thurn and Taxis.

Her maternal grandparents were Margrave Frederick William of Brandenburg-Schwedt and Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia, sister of Frederick the Great.

Marriage and issue

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).

Death

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.

Issue

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.

Ancestry

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