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Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

German Grand Duke
The basics
Date of birth Schwerin, Schwerin District, East Germany
Date of death Feb 01, 1837 Ludwigslust, Ludwigslust-Parchim District, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
Mother: Princess Charlotte Sophie of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Sister(s): Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Father: Duke Louis of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Spouse: Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1756–1808)
Children: Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin Duchess Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin Duchess Charlotte Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin Gustav Wilhelm von Mecklemburg-Schwerin Karl August Christian zu of Adolf of Mecklenburg
Awards Order of St. Andrew
Authority VIAF id
The details

Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (10 December 1756 – 1 February 1837) ruled over the German state of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, first as Duke (1785–1815), and then as Grand Duke (1815–1837).


He was born in Schwerin, Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, to Duke Louis of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Princess Charlotte Sophie of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. Friedrich Franz succeeded his uncle Friedrich as Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1785.

Following the Napoleonic Wars, Friedrich Franz was raised to the dignity of Grand Duke at the Congress of Vienna. Along with his cousin in Mecklenburg-Strelitz, he was known as one of the most reactionary German rulers. On his death in 1837 he was succeeded by his grandson, Grand Duke Paul Friedrich.

Marriage and children

On 1 June 1775 in Gotha, Friedrich Franz married Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. They had eight children:

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