Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt

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Duchess consort of Württemberg
Tenure20 May 1795 – 23 December 1797
Born(1736-12-18)18 December 1736
Died9 March 1798(1798-03-09) (aged 61)
(m. 1753; died 1797)
IssueFrederick I of Württemberg
Duke Louis
Duke Eugen
Maria Feodorovna, Empress of Russia
Duke William
Duke Ferdinand
Friederica, Princess of Holstein-Gottorp
Elisabeth, Archduchess of Austria
Duchess Wilhelmine
Duke Charles
Duke Alexander
Duke Henry
Friederike Sophia Dorothea
FatherFrederick William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
MotherPrincess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia

Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt (Friederike Sophia Dorothea; 18 December 1736 – 9 March 1798) was Duchess of Württemberg by marriage to Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg. She is an ancestor to many European royals of the 19th and 20th century.[1]


Friederike was a daughter of Margrave Frederick William of Brandenburg-Schwedt and Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia. Her mother was a sister of Frederick the Great. Her siblings included Elisabeth Louise, Princess Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia and Philippine, Landgravine of Hesse-Cassel.

On 2 November 1753, she married Frederick Eugen of Württemberg.[citation needed] He would succeed his brother in 1795, making her Duchess consort of Württemberg.

Friederike was described as witty and charming[by whom?]. She belonged to the reformed faith, while her husband was Catholic; however, she brought up her children as Lutheran upon agreement with the Lutheran council, from whom she received an allowance.

From 1769, she lived at Montbéliard, which was being managed by her husband. In 1792, she abandoned Montbéliard because of the French Revolution. Her husband inherited the Dukedom of Württemberg in 1795–1797.


She had twelve children:



  1. ^ Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh, ed. (1977). Burke's Royal Families of the World, 1st edition. London: Burke's Peerage. pp. 184–186. ISBN 0-85011-023-8.
  2. ^ 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. 21.
Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Cadet branch of the House of Hohenzollern
Born: 18 December 1736 Died: 9 March 1798
German royalty
Title last held by
Franziska von Hohenheim
Duchess consort of Württemberg
20 May 1795 – 23 December 1797
Succeeded by