Duchess Frederica of Württemberg

Duchess Frederica
Princess Peter Frederick Louis of Holstein-Gottorp
Born (1765-07-27)27 July 1765
Treptow an der Rega, Province of Pomerania, Prussia
Died 24 November 1785(1785-11-24) (aged 20)
Vienna, Austria
Spouse Prince Peter Frederick Louis of Holstein-Gottorp
Issue Augustus, Grand Duke of Oldenburg
Duke George of Oldenburg
Full name
German: Friederike Elisabeth Amalie Auguste
House House of Württemberg (by birth)
House of Holstein-Gottorp (by marriage)
Father Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg
Mother Friederike Dorothea of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Religion Lutheranism

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.


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.[1] 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.[1] 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).


At the age of twenty, Frederica died from childbirth in Vienna on 24 November 1785.[1] 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.


Frederica's two surviving sons: Augustus and George in the 1790s.
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.



  1. 1 2 3 Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage: Friederike Herzogin von Württemberg". Retrieved 16 December 2009.
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