Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

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Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Portrait by Josef Grassi
Queen consort of Prussia
Electress consort of Brandenburg
Tenure 16 November 1797 – 19 July 1810
Spouse Frederick William III
Issue
Frederick William IV, King of Prussia
William I, German Emperor
Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia
Princess Frederica
Prince Charles
Alexandrine, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Prince Ferdinand
Louise, Princess Frederick of the Netherlands
Prince Albert
Full name
Luise Auguste Wilhelmine Amalie
House House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
House of Hohenzollern
Father Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Mother Landgravine Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt
Born (1776-03-10)10 March 1776
Hanover, Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Holy Roman Empire
Died 19 July 1810(1810-07-19) (aged 34)
Schloss Hohenzieritz, Kingdom of Prussia
Burial Charlottenburg
Signature
Religion Lutheran

Duchess Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Luise Auguste Wilhelmine Amalie; 10 March 1776 – 19 July 1810) was Queen consort of Prussia as the wife of King Frederick William III. The couple's happy, though short-lived, marriage produced nine children, including the future monarchs Frederick William IV of Prussia and German Emperor Wilhelm I.

Her legacy became cemented after her extraordinary 1806 meeting with French Emperor Napoleon I at Tilsit – she met with the emperor to plead unsuccessfully for favorable terms after Prussia's disastrous losses in the Napoleonic Wars. Already well loved by her subjects, their meeting led Louise to become revered as "the soul of national virtue". Her early death at the age of thirty-four "preserved her youth in the memory of posterity", and caused Napoleon to reportedly remark the king "has lost his best minister". The Order of Louise was founded by her grieving husband four years later as a female counterpart to the Iron Cross. In the 1920s conservative German women founded the Queen Louise League, and Louise herself would be used in Nazi propaganda as an example of the ideal German woman.

Read more about Louise Of Mecklenburg-Strelitz:  Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1776–1793, Crown Princess of Prussia 1793–1797, Queen Consort of Prussia 1797–1810, Legacy, Issue, Ancestry

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