Today in History - February 27th. 1658 - Adolf Frederick I, Duke of Mecklenburg

December 15th. 1588 marks the birth of Adolf Frederick I,
Duke of Mecklenburg. This event took place in Schwerin (Germany).

Adolf Frederick, Duke of Mecklenburg - Source picture: Wikipedia


His parents had been John VII, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and
Sophia of Schleswig-Holstein.

On September 4th. 1622 Adolf Frederick I married Anna Maria of
East Frisia (died in 1634).

During the reign of Adolf Frederick I, the Duchy had a lot of
troubles. First of all there were huge religious conflicts between
catholics and protestants during the Thirty Year's War.

In this destructive conflict Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
employed Albrecht von Wallenstein as military and political
advisor.

Albrecht von Wallenstein discovered a secret alliance between
Adolf Frederick, his brother and King Christian IV of Denmark
(who was a protestant).

Between 1627 and 1631 Albrecht von Wallenstein ruled the
Duchy. Later this was restored by the Swedish under King
Gustavus II Adolphus.

In 1635 Adolf Frederick married
Marie Katherine of Brunswick-Dannenberg.

Adolf Frederick I, Duke of Mecklenburg died on
February 27th. 1658.