aristocracy. I really find those links very interesting and important. Reading
about these families, I found my Today in History topic...
On July 27th. 1765 a girl was born in Treptow an der Rega (now located in Poland).
She was called Duchess Frederica of Württemberg.
Duchess Frederica of Württemberg - Source picture: Wikipedia
Her parents were Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg and
Friederike Dorothea of Brandenburg-Schwedt.
Her paternal grandparents were Karl Alexander, Duke of Württemberg
and Maria Augustus of Thurn and Taxis.
Her maternal grandparents were Markgrave Frederick William of Brandenburg-
Schwedt and Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia (sister of King Frederick the
Her siblings also had great matches they were inter alia:
- Sophia Dorothea, Empress of Russia
- Elisabeth, Archduchess of Austria
The wedding of Duchess Frederica of Württemberg really was important to
strengthen the ties.
On June 6th. 1781 she married Peter Frederick of Holstein-Gottorp. The couple
had 2 sons but Frederica died on November 24th. 1785 in Vienna due to a childbirth.
Peter never remarried.