Countess Friederike of Schlieben

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Countess Friederike von Schlieben
Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
File:Friederike Amalie zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.jpg
Predecessor Ursula Anna of Dohna-Schlobitten
Successor Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Cassel
Born (1757-02-28)28 February 1757
Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia
Died 17 December 1827(1827-12-17) (aged 70)
Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig
Spouse Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Issue Princess Friederike
Princess Luise
Friedrich Wilhelm
Full name
German: Friederike Amalie
House House of Schlieben
House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Father Count Charles Leopold von Schlieben
Mother Countess Marie Eleanore von Lehndorff

Countess Friederike Amalie of Schlieben[1] (German: Friederike Amalie Gräfin von Schlieben; 28 February 1757 – 17 December 1827)[1] was the consort of Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.

Early life

Friederike was born in Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia and was the second and youngest daughter of Count Karl Leopold von Schlieben and his wife, Countess Marie Eleanore von Lehndorff.[2]

Marriage and issue

Friederike married Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, son of Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and his wife Countess Charlotte zu Dohna-Schlodien, on 9 March 1780 in Königsberg.[1] Friederike and Friedrich Karl Ludwig had three children:[2]

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 28 February 1757 – 9 March 1780: Countess Friederike von Schlieben
  • 9 March 1780 – 25 March 1816: Her Serene Highness the Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
  • 25 March 1816 – 17 December 1827: Her Serene Highness the Dowager Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck


Through her son, Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Friederike is a 4x great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II, a 5x great grandmother of Charles, Prince of Wales, Margrethe II of Denmark, Constantine II of Greece, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and Harald V of Norway, and a 6x great grandmother of Philippe of Belgium and Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Burke's Guide to the Royal Family (1973), Burke's Peerage, ISBN 0220662223, p. 328
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Darryl Lundy (21 Sep 2007). "Friederike Amalie Gräfin von Schlieben". Retrieved 2010-07-31. External link in |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Countess Friederike of Schlieben
House of Schlieben
Born: 28 February 1757 Died: 17 December 1827
German royalty
Preceded by
Ursula Anna of Dohna-Schlobitten
Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
9 March 1780 – 25 March 1816
Succeeded by
Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Cassel