Frederick August I, Duke of Oldenburg

Frederick Augustus I
Duke of Oldenburg
Duke of Oldenburg
Predecessor kings of Denmark as counts
Successor William I
Born (1711-09-20)20 September 1711
Gottorp, Schleswig
Died 6 July 1785(1785-07-06) (aged 73)
Spouse Princess Ulrike Friederike Wilhelmine of Hesse-Kassel
Issue Wilhelm, Duke of Oldenburg
Princess Luise
Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte, Queen of Sweden and Norway
Full name
German: Friedrich August
House Holstein-Gottorp
Father Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin
Mother Margravine Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach

Friedrich August, Duke of Holstein-Oldenburg[1][2] (Gottorp, Schleswig, 20 September 1711[1][2] Oldenburg, 6 July 1785[1][2]) was the son of Christian August, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp and his wife Margravine Albertine Friederike of Baden-Durlach.[1][2]

Marriage and issue

Frederick Augustus married Princess Ulrike Friederike Wilhelmine of Hesse-Kassel; the couple had three children:[1][2]

Titular History

Empress Catherine the Great of Russia, on behalf of her son Paul of Russia, last of the Dukes of Holstein-Gottorp, ceded the lands of that duchy to Denmark. In exchange, Denmark ceded the Duchy of Oldenburg to the Prince Bishops of Lübeck, a cadet branch of the Dukes of Gottorp. Thus, Friederich August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince Bishop of Lübeck, became Duke of Oldenburg.[3]

His son and heir apparent, Peter Friedrich Wilhelm, succeeded him as Wilhelm I, Duke of Oldenburg.


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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Darryl Lundy (15 July 2005). "Friedrich August Oldenburg, Grand Duke of Oldenburg". Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Paul Theroff. "OLDENBURG". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  3. A Chronology of World Political History 17011800 at the Wayback Machine (archived October 27, 2009)
Frederick August I, Duke of Oldenburg
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 20 September 1711 Died: 6 July 1785
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Adolf Frederick of Sweden
as Lutheran administrator
Prince-Bishop of Lübeck
(Lutheran Administrator)
Succeeded by
Peter I of Oldenburg
as Lutheran administrator
Preceded by
Paul I
Count of Oldenburg
Elevated to duchy
New title Duke of Oldenburg
Succeeded by
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