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Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark
Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark
(11 April 1649 – 30 October 1704) was the second daughter of King Frederick III of Denmark
Frederick III of Denmark
and Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Duchess of Holstein-Gottorp from 1667 to 1695 as the consort of Duke Christian Albert.

Contents

1 Life 2 Issue 3 Ancestors 4 References 5 External links

Life[edit]

Frederica portrayed in her youth at the Danish court

Frederica Amalie was a daughter of King Frederick III of Denmark
Frederick III of Denmark
and his wife, Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Her father had been crowned king on 23 November 1648, about five months before she was born. She was married at Glücksburg Castle
Glücksburg Castle
on 24 October 1667 to Duke Christian Albert of Holstein-Gottorp as part of a peace treaty between Denmark and Holstein-Gottorp, but the hostile parties continued to fight. The marriage was unhappy, with Frederica Amalia often tormented by the frequent disagreements between her brother, Christian V of Denmark, and her spouse. She was reportedly well known to be badly treated by Christian Albert, while the Danish royal family gave her all sorts of personal privileges and proofs of affection. The couple visited her sister, the Swedish queen Ulrika Eleonora. Her visits to Sweden inspired great parties and festivities at the otherwise strict Swedish court, and were much appreciated. She became a widow in 1695. As her sons were also anti-Danish, the conflict between Denmark and Holstein-Gottorp continued to put her in a difficult position also as a widow; when she died in her residence in Kiel
Kiel
in 1704, a conflict between Holstein-Gottorp and Denmark about the proper way to ring the bells at her funeral almost provoked war between the two states. Issue[edit] With Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, she had four children:

Sophie Amalie (19 January 1670 – 27 February 1710), married on 7 July 1695 to Duke Augustus William of Brunswick-Lüneburg. No issue. Frederick (18 October 1671 – 19 July 1702), succeeded his father as Duke Frederick IV of Holstein-Gottorp. Christian August (11 January 1673 – 24 April 1726), succeeded his brother as Duke Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp. Marie Elisabeth (21 March 1678 – 17 July 1755), Abbess of Quedlinburg.

Ancestors[edit]

Ancestors of Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark

16. Christian III of Denmark
Christian III of Denmark
(=26)

8. Frederick II of Denmark

17. Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
(=27)

4. Christian IV of Denmark

18. Ulrich III, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow

9. Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow

19. Elizabeth of Denmark

2. Frederick III of Denmark

20. John George, Elector of Brandenburg
John George, Elector of Brandenburg
(=30)

10. Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg

21. Sophie of Liegnitz

5. Anne Catherine of Brandenburg

22. John I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Küstrin

11. Catherine of Brandenburg-Küstrin

23. Catherine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

1. Frederikke Amalie of Denmark

24. Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg

12. William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg

25. Sophie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

6. George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg

26. Christian III of Denmark
Christian III of Denmark
(=16)

13. Dorothea of Denmark

27. Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
(=17)

3. Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg

28. George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

14. Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

29. Magdalene of Lippe

7. Anne Eleonore of Hesse-Darmstadt

30. John George, Elector of Brandenburg
John George, Elector of Brandenburg
(=20)

15. Magdalene of Brandenburg

31. Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst

References[edit]

(in Danish) Article in the Dansk biografisk Lexicon Lindqvist, Herman. Storhet och fall. Sweden: Bokförlaget Pan, 2000 (1997). Vol 4 of Historien om Sverige. 10 vols. 1992-2002. ISBN 91-7263-092-2. (Swedish)

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark.

Preceded by Marie Elisabeth of Saxony Duchess consort of Holstein-Gottorp 1667-1695 Succeeded by Hedvig Sophia of Sweden

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Danish princesses

The generations are numbered from the implementation of hereditary monarchy by Frederick III in 1660.

1st generation

Anna Sophie, Electress of Saxony Frederica Amalia, Duchess of Holstein-Gottorp Wilhelmine Ernestine, Electress Palatine Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden Princess Dorothea

2nd generation

Princess Sophia Princess Christiane Charlotte Princess Mary Princess Anna Sophia Princess Mary

3rd generation

Princess Charlotte Amalie Princess Christiane Amalie

4th generation

Princess Louise Louise, Duchess of Saxe-Hildburghausen

5th generation

Sophia Magdalena, Queen of Sweden Wilhelmina Caroline, Electress of Hesse Louise, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel

6th generation

Princess Louise, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg Princess Juliana Marie Juliana, Landgravine of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld Louise, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel

7th generation

Princess Marie Louise Hereditary Princess Caroline of Denmark Princess Louise Princess Juliana Louise Princess Frederikke Marie Vilhelmine, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

8th generation

Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom and Empress of India^ (Dagmar) Empress Maria Feodorovna of All the Russias^ Thyra, Crown Princess of Hanover and Duchess of Cumberland

9th generation

Princess Louise of Schaumburg-Lippe Princess Ingeborg, Duchess of Västergötland Princess Thyra Princess Dagmar, Mrs. Castenskiold Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia* Grand Duchess Maria Georgievna of Russia* Princess Olga* Princess Margaret of Bourbon-Parma

10th generation

Princess Feodora of Schaumburg-Lippe Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark Princess Alexandrine, Countess of Castell-Castell Helen, Queen Mother of Romania* Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta* Lady Katherine Brandram* Princess Eugénie, Duchess of Castel Duino* Princess Olga of Yugoslavia* Princess Elizabeth, Countess of Toerring-Jettenbach* Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent* Margarita, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg* Theodora, Margravine of Baden* Cecilie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine* Princess Sophie of Hanover*

11th generation

Margrethe II of Denmark Benedikte, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Queen Anne-Marie of Greece Princess Elisabeth Alexandra, Queen of Yugoslavia* Queen Sofía of Spain* Princess Irene*

12th generation

Princess Alexia, Mrs. Morales* Princess Theodora*

13th generation

Princess Isabella Princess Josephine Princess Athena Princess Maria-Olympia*

^ Not a Danish princess by birth, but created a princess of Denmark * also a

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