Today in History- March 22nd. 1759 - Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp

Hedvig or Hedwig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp was born on
March 22nd. 1759 in Eutin (Germany).


Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp
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Her parents were Frederick August I, Duke of Oldenburg and
Ulrike Friederike Wilhelmine of Hesse-Kassel.

In 1774, she married her nephew: Prince Charles who became later
King of Sweden and Norway. The marriage wasn't a great succes. The Royals
lived seperated and King Charles was known for his harem with a lot
of mistresses. But Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp also had
extramarital affairs.

In 1809, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp became
Queen consort of Sweden (in 1814 she also became Queen consort of Norway). 
Her official Queen name was Charlotte. 


Queen Charlotte
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Queen Charlotte became very famous for her diary which was written
between 1775 and 1815.

She died on June 20th. 1818 in Stockholm (Sweden).