Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Duchess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen (4 August 1713 – 29 June 1761) was a Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She served as regent for her son after the deaths in 1752 of her husband and brother-in-law of, respectively, the ducal appanage of Mirow and of the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Elisabeth Albertine was a daughter of Ernst Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1681 – 1724) and his wife Countess Sophia Albertine of Erbach-Erbach (1683–1742).
On 5 February 1735, Elisabeth married Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Mirow (23 February 1707 – 5 June 1752) at Eisfeld, the youngest son of Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and half-brother to Adolphus Frederick III. They became the parents of ten children.
The death of her childless brother-in-law on 11 December 1752, six months after she was widowed, left Albertine as regent of both men's duchies on behalf of her eldest son, Adolphus Frederick IV, until he attained his majority at the age of 14 on 17 January 1753. During that brief period she ruled the Strelitz duchies under the protection of George II of Great Britain, warding off encroachments from Duke Christian Ludwig II, ruler of the Schwerin branch of the House of Mecklenburg.
She died in 1761, shortly before the marriage of her daughter Sophia Charlotte to the Prince of Wales, and was buried at the ducal crypt in Mirow.
Elisabeth had ten children, including the future Queen Charlotte, consort to King George III of the United Kingdom.
| Ancestors of Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen|
|16. John II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar|
|8. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha|
|17. Dorothea Maria of Anhalt|
|4. Ernest III, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen|
|18. John Philip, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg|
|9. Princess Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg|
|19. Elisabeth of Brünswick-Wolfenbüttel|
|2. Ernst Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen|
|20. Wolrad IV, Count of Waldeck (= 28)|
|10. Prince Georg Friedrich of Waldeck|
|21. Anna of Baden-Durlach (= 29)|
|5. Sophie Henrietta of Waldeck-Eisenberg|
|22. William of Nassau-Hilchenbach (= 30)|
|11. Elisabeth Charlotte von Nassau-Siegen|
|23. Christina, Countess of Erbach (= 31)|
|1. Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen|
|24. George III, Count of Erbach-Breuberg|
|12. George Albert I, Count of Erbach|
|25. Maria of Barby-Mühlingen|
|6. George Louis I, Count of Erbach-Erbach|
|26. George of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfurst|
|13. Elisabeth Dorothea of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfurst|
|27. Dorothea of Solms-Hohensolms|
|3. Countess Sophia Albertine of Erbach-Erbach|
|28. Wolrad IV, Count of Waldeck (=20)|
|14. Philip Dietrich, Count of Waldeck-Eisenberg|
|29. Anna of Baden-Durlach (= 21)|
|7. Amalia Catherine of Waldeck-Eisenberg|
|30. William of Nassau-Hilchenbach (= 22)|
|15. Maria of Nassau-Siegen|
|31. Christina, Countess of Erbach (= 23)|
- 1 2 3 4 5 6 Huberty, Michel; Giraud, Alain; Magdelaine, F. and B. (1991). L'Allemagne Dynastique, Tome VI -- Bade-Mecklembourg. France: Laballery. pp. 187, 201, 210–211. ISBN 2-901138-06-3.
- ↑ McDonald, Simon. "A British Queen from Mecklenburg". British Embassy, Berlin. Retrieved 9 August 2012.