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Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg
German noble

Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg

Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg
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Intro German noble
A.K.A. Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg, Prince of Mirow
Was Noble
From Germany
Field Royals
Gender male
Birth 23 February 1708, Neustrelitz
Death 4 June 1752, Mirow (aged 44 years)
Star sign Pisces
Family
Mother: Christiane Emilie of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Father: Adolphus Frederick IIDuke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Spouse: Princess Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Children: Adolphus Frederick IVDuke of Mecklenburg-StrelitzCharles IIGrand Duke of Mecklenburg-StrelitzDuke Ernest Gottlob of MecklenburgCharlotte of Mecklenburg-StrelitzDuke George Augustus of MecklenburgChristiane zu Mecklenburg
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Biography

Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg, Prince of Mirow (German: Herzog Carl Ludwig Friedrich zu Mecklenburg, Prinz von Mirow; 23 February 1708 – 5 June 1752) was a member of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and the father of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom and Queen of Hanover.

Life

Charles was born in Strelitz, the only son of the reigning Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Adolphus Frederick II, and his third wife, Princess Christiane Emilie of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. His father died when he was only three months old. His half-brother succeeded Charles's father as Adolphus Frederick III, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. He inherited from his father the commandries of Mirow and Nemerow. After the death of his father he lived in Mirow with his mother. He later attended the University of Greifswald in Pomerania.

Charles, who played the transverse flute, set off in 1726 on a European tour to learn more about music. After visiting Geneva, Italy and France he went to Vienna and briefly entered the service of the Holy Roman Emperor as a Lieutenant Colonel before returning to Mirow.

After leaving the Army, Charles lived with his family in the castle of Mirow, spending most of his time managing his estates and attending to the education of his children. He lived at Mirow until his death there at the age of 44.

When his older half-brother, Adolphus Frederick III, died in December 1752 without a male heir, Charles Louis Frederick's son Adolf Friedrich IV became the next Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Family

Charles was married on 5 February 1735 in Eisfeld to Princess Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen, daughter of Ernest Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen. She was regent to her son in 1752 and played a major part in the struggle for the throne at that time.

They had ten children, of whom six survived to adulthood:


Through his daughter Charlotte, Charles Louis Frederick is the ancestor of every British monarch beginning with George IV, who ascended the throne of the United Kingdom in 1820.

Ancestry

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