Today in History - August 24th. 1758 - Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

On August 24th. 1758, Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
was born.

Her parents were Duke Louis of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and
Princess Charlotte of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.


Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin - 
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At the age of 16 she married, on October 21st. 1774, Hereditary 
Prince Frederick of Denmark and Norway. 

When Sophia Frederica saw her husband for the first time she
was disappointed but after a while they became fond of each other. 
Their marriage was based on mutual understanding. 
There were rumors that both took mistresses and lovers.

In Denmark Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin really was popular. 
History books described her as jolly, charmant and intelligent. 


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On November 29th. 1794, Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 
died at the Sorgenfri Palace near Copenhagen (Denmark).