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Frederica of Hesse (1751–1805)

Frederica of Hesse (1751–1805)

Queen of Prussia. Name variations: Fredericka; Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt. Born Fredericka Louise on October 16, 1751, in Prenzlau, Brandenburg, Germany; died on February 25, 1805, in Berlin, Germany; daughter of Caroline of Birkenfeld-Zweibrucken (1721–1774) and Ludwig also known as Louis IX, landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt; became second wife of Frederick William II (1744–1797), king of Prussia (r. 1786–1797), on July 14, 1769; children: Frederick William III, king of Prussia (1770–1840); Christine (1772–1773); Frederick Louis Charles (1773–1796, who married Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz ); Frederica Wilhelmina of Prussia (1774–1837, who married William I, king of the Netherlands); Augusta (1780–1841, who married William II, elector of Hesse); Charles (1781–1846); William (1783–1851), prince of Prussia; Henry. Frederick William II's first wife was Elizabeth of Brunswick (1746–1840).

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