- Prince Frederick Adolf of Sweden
Prince Fredrick Adolf (
July 18 1750- December 12 1803Montepllier, France), was a Swedish Prince, youngest son of King Adolf Frederickof Sweden and Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, a sister Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. He was given the title Duke of Östergötland.
The Duke was described as "The most beautiful Prince in Europe". He was sensitive, passive and spoiled by his mother. He and his sister, Sophia Albertina, was their mother's favourites and also devoted to each other; during family conflicts, him and his sister was on their mother's side. As a child, he had a weak health and a fierce temperament. His education became somewhat lacking. He was given the title colonel at twelve and general major at eighteen, but this was just titles. He took part in the revolution 1772 but soon became a part of the oposition against his brother.
Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, describes him as beautiful, with expressive eyes, an easy going temper and very handsome when he dresses properly, though often badly dressed in his private life, and she adds that he would have been a greater social success, if he did not say so many suggestive things and had such a filthy mouth, which he got because he had spent too much time with men, and had such a weakness for women and sex.
He had no task in his life other than the ceremonial, and spent his life wasting money and involving himself in love affairs, among them with the actress Euphrosyne Löf, sister of the great prima donna
Fredrique Löwen, and Countess Sophie von Fersen, sister of Axel von Fersen, the lover of Marie Antoinette.
Prince Fredrick Adolf was never married, and the ceremonial duties of his consort were performed by his sister Sophia Albertina, but he lived for several years, from 1778 to 1795, with the dancer
Sophie Hagmanand had a daughter, Sophia Frederica, with her. He died in Montpellierin Francein 1803.
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1= 1. Prince Frederick Adolf of Sweden
Adolf Frederick of Sweden
Louisa Ulrika of Prussia
Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin
5= 5. Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach
Frederick William I of Prussia
Sophia Dorothea of Hanover
Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp
Frederikke Amalie of Denmark
10= 10. Frederick VII, Margrave of Baden-Durlach
11= 11. Auguste Marie of Holstein-Gottorp
Frederick I of Prussia
Sophia Charlotte of Hanover
George I of Great Britain
Sophia Dorothea of Celle
Frederick III, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp
Marie Elisabeth of Saxony
Frederick III of Denmark
Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg
20= 20. Friedrich VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach
21= 21. Christine Magdalen of Zweibrücken
Frederick III, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp(= 16)
Marie Elisabeth of Saxony(= 17)
Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg
Louise Henriette of Orange-Nassau
Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover
27= 27. Sophia, Countess Palatine of Simmern
Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover(= 26)
29= 29. Sophia, Countess Palatine of Simmern (= 27)
George William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Eleonore d'Esmier d'Olbreuse
* Invgar Andersson, "Gustavianskt".
* Herman Linqvist, "Historien om Sverige, Gustavs dagar".
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