Louise of Great Britain

Louise of Great Britain

Infobox Danish Royalty|majesty|consort
name =Louise of Great Britain
title =Queen consort of Denmark and Norway

reign =6 August 174619 December 1751
spouse =Frederick V
issue =Sophia Magdalena, Queen of Sweden
Christian VII
Louise, Princess Charles of Hesse
royal house =House of Oldenburg
House of Hanover
full name =Louise ("German: Louisa")
titles ="HM" The Queen
"HRH" Princess Frederick of Denmark and Norway
"HRH" The Princess Louise
"HRH" Princess Louise" [http://www.londongazette.co.uk/ViewPDF.aspx?pdf=6657 The London Gazette] " refers to her as "Princess Louisa"]
father =George II
mother =Caroline of Ansbach
date of birth =birth date|1724|12|7|df=y
place of birth =flagicon|United Kingdom|1606 Leicester House, London
date of christening =22 December 1724
place of christening =Leicester House, London
date of death =Death date and age|1751|12|19|1724|12|7|df=yes
place of death =flagicon|Denmark Christiansborg, Denmark
place of burial =Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark|

Louise of Great Britain (7 December 172419 December 1751) was the youngest surviving daughter of George II and Caroline of Ansbach, and became queen consort of Denmark and Norway.

Early life

"HRH" Princess Louise was born, fifth daughter and youngest child of George, Prince of Wales and Caroline of Ansbach, on 7 December 1724, at Leicester House, London. She was baptised there on 22 December.

On 11 June 1727, when Louise was two years old, her grandfather, George I, died, and her father ascended the throne as George II. As a child of the sovereign, she became automatically entitled to the style "HRH" The Princess Louise.


She married the Prince Frederick of Denmark and Norway, on 11 December 1743, and took the courtesy style of "HRH" Princess Frederick of Denmark and Norway. The couple had five children, two of whom did not survive birth.

When her husband ascended the throne, on 6 August 1746, as Frederick V, she became queen consort, thus becoming known as "HM" The Queen of Denmark and Norway.

Later life

Louise died on 19 December 1751, in Christiansborg, predeceasing her husband by fourteen years, and was buried at Roskilde Cathedral. She was pregnant with her sixth child, who also died.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

*7 December 172411 June 1727: "Her Royal Highness" Princess Louise
*11 June 172711 December 1743: "Her Royal Highness" The Princess Louise
*11 December 17436 August 1746: "Her Royal Highness" Princess Frederick of Denmark and Norway
*6 August 174619 December 1751: "Her Majesty" The Queen of Denmark and Norway


On 30 August 1727, as a child of the sovereign, Louise was granted use of the arms of the realm, differenced by a "label argent of three points, each bearing torteaux gules". [ [http://www.heraldica.org/topics/britain/cadency.htm Marks of Cadency in the British Royal Family] ]



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1= 1. Princess Louise of Great Britain
2= 2. George II of Great Britain
3= 3. Margravine Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach
4= 4. George I of Great Britain
5= 5. Sophia Dorothea of Celle
6= 6. John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
7= 7. Princess Eleanor Erdmuthe Louise of Saxe-Eisenach
8= 8. Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover
9= 9. Sophia, Princess Palatine of the Rhine
10= 10. George William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
11= 11. Eleonore d'Esmier d'Olbreuse
12= 12. Albert, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
13= 13. Princess Sophia Margaret of Oettingen-Oettingen
14= 14. John George I, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach
15= 15. Princess Johanetta of Sayn-Wittgenstein
16= 16. George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
17= 17. Anne Eleonore of Hesse-Darmstadt
18= 18. Frederick V, Elector Palatine
19= 19. Princess Elizabeth Stuart of Scotland
20= 20. George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (= 16)
21= 21. Anne Eleonore of Hesse-Darmstadt (= 17)
22= 22. Alexander II d'Olbreuse
23= 23. Jacquette Poussard de Vendre
24= 24. Joachim Ernest, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
25= 25. Countess Sofie of Solms-Laubach
26= 26. Joachim Ernest, Count of Oettingen
27= 27. Countess Anna Sibylle of Solms-Sonnenwald
28= 28. William, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
29= 29. Princess Eleonore Dorothea of Anhalt-Dessau
30= 30. Ernest of Sayn-Wittgenstein
31= 31. Countess Luise Juliane of Erbach


* [http://ftp.cac.psu.edu/~saw/royal/r10.html#I331 Henry Churchyard "Royal Genealogies, Part 10"]
* [http://www.anusha.com/pafg752.htm#24185 Sam Sloan "Big Combined Family Trees (pafg752)"]


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