Today in History - July 27th. 1765 - Duchess Frederica of Württemberg

Germany had many Royal and Notable families with a lot of ties in the European
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

Family ties

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
Great).

Her siblings also had great matches they were inter alia:

- Sophia Dorothea, Empress of Russia 
- Elisabeth, Archduchess of Austria

Wedding

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. 
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