Frederick, Duke of Mecklenburg-Grabow
|Frederick, Duke of Mecklenburg-Grabow|
|Born||13 February 1638|
|Died||28 April 1688 (aged 50)|
|Buried||Schelfkirche St. Nikolai in Schwerin|
|Spouse(s)||Christine Wilhelmine of Hesse-Homburg|
|Father||Adolf Frederick I, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin|
|Mother||Marie Katharina of Brunswick-Dannenberg|
Through his late birth, he was excluded from active government and was an "apanagierter"[clarification needed] prince. Via the death of his brother without issue Frederick I's three sons became ruling duke of Mecklenburg [-Schwerin] one after the other. In 1667 Frederick became Domherr of Strasbourg Cathedral and from 1669, he lived in the family castle in Grabow. Frederick died in a fire in the castle and was on 3 June 1725 buried in the Schelfkirche St. Nikolai in Schwerin
Marriage and issue
- Frederick William I (28 March 1675 – 31 July 1713); married Sophie Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel (July 16, 1678 – May 30, 1749), daughter of Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel; no children.
- Carl Leopold (26 November 1678 – 28 November 1747); married Tsarevna Catherine of Russia (sister of Empress Anna); their daughter was Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Russia, mother of Ivan VI of Russia.
- Christian Ludwig II (15 May 1683 – 30 May 1756); married his first cousin, Duchess Gustave Caroline of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; had five children.
- Sophie Louise (16 May 1685 – 29 July 1735); third wife of Frederick I of Prussia; no children.
- Literature about Frederick, Duke of Mecklenburg-Grabow in the State Bibliography (Landesbibliographie) of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
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