Frederick August I, Duke of Oldenburg

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Frederick Augustus I
Duke of Oldenburg
Friedrich August von Oldenburg.jpg
Duke of Oldenburg
PredecessorKings of Denmark as counts
SuccessorWilliam I
Born(1711-09-20)20 September 1711
Gottorp, Schleswig
Died6 July 1785(1785-07-06) (aged 73)
SpousePrincess Ulrike Friederike Wilhelmine of Hesse-Kassel
IssueWilhelm, Duke of Oldenburg
Princess Luise
Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte, Queen of Sweden and Norway
German: Friedrich August
FatherChristian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin
MotherMargravine Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach

Friedrich August, Duke of Holstein-Oldenburg[citation needed] (20 September 1711 in Gottorp, Schleswig[citation needed] – 6 July 1785 in Oldenburg[citation needed]) was the son of Christian August, regent of Holstein-Gottorp and his wife Margravine Albertine Friederike of Baden-Durlach.[citation needed]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Frederick Augustus married on 21 November 1752 to Princess Ulrike Friederike Wilhelmine of Hesse-Kassel; the couple had three children:[citation needed]

Titular History[edit]

Empress Catherine the Great of Russia, on behalf of her son Paul of Russia, last of the Dukes of Holstein-Gottorp, ceded the lands of that duchy to Denmark. In exchange, Denmark ceded the Duchy of Oldenburg to the Prince Bishops of Lübeck, a cadet branch of the Dukes of Gottorp. Thus, Friederich August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince Bishop of Lübeck, became Duke of Oldenburg.[citation needed]

His son and heir apparent, Peter Friedrich Wilhelm, succeeded him as Wilhelm I, Duke of Oldenburg.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. p. 28.
Frederick August I, Duke of Oldenburg
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 20 September 1711 Died: 6 July 1785
Regnal titles
Preceded by Lutheran
Prince-Bishop of Lübeck

Succeeded by
Preceded by Count of Oldenburg
Elevated to duchy
New title Duke of Oldenburg
Succeeded by