Frederica of Hesse-Darmstadt (1752–1782)

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Frederica of Hesse-Darmstadt (1752–1782)

Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Name variations: Frederica of Hesse; Frederika of Hesse; Frederica Caroline of Hesse-Darmstadt. Born Frederica Caroline, Aug 20, 1752; died after premature birth of 11th child, May 22, 1782; dau. of imperial lieutenant field marshal Prince George William, landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1722–1782) and Marie Louise Albertine of Leiningen-Heidesheim (1729–1818); m. Charles II (b. 1741), grand duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Sept 18, 1768; sister of Charlotte of Hesse-Darmstadt (1755–1785), who m. Charles II after Frederica's death; children: Charlotte (1769–1818); Theresa (1773–1839); Louise of Prussia (1776–1810); Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1778–1841); George (1779–1860, grand duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz); and 6 others.