Frederik VI & Marie Sophie Frederikke of Hesse-Kassel
Child of: Christian VII and Caroline Mathilde of Wales
Marriage: 1790 to Marie Sophie Frederikke of Hesse- Kassel
Children: Caroline and Vilhelmine, as well as six children who died as infants
Throne passed to: Christian VIII
Died without male heirs and the throne passed to his cousin Christian.
Name: Marie Sophie Frederikke of Hesse- Kassel
Child of: Karl of Hesse Kassel & Louise of Denmark
Marriage: 1790 to Frederik 6. of Denmark
Children: Caroline and Vilhelmine, as well as six children who died as infants.
Acted as regent while her husband participated in the congress of Vienna. (1814-1815)
Source: Danske Dronninger i Tusind År, red. Steffen Heiberg
In my opinion Frederik VI is one of the most interesting historic kings.
He was the ruler even as a crown prince because his father was insane.
During Frederik VI's rule Denmark was attacked by and fought wars against Britain several times.
King Frederik VI.
Queen Marie Sophie.
Frederik VI 1808 - 1839
Born on January 28, 1768. Parents: King Christian VII and Queen Karolina Mathilde. Because of his father's insanity, he became Regent in 1784. He became King in 1808 upon the death of his father.
Married on July 31, 1790 to Marie Sophia Frederica of Hesse-Cassel, born on October 28, 1767.
Children: only two his daughters surviving
Marie Louise, Caroline (1793-1891) married with Ferdinand von Oldenburg Prince of Denmark, Louise,
Wilhelmine Marie (1808 - 1891) 1) div Frederik VII King of Denmark, 2) Karl Duke von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg (1813-1878)-brother of Christian IX. Both his sons died very young.
He had relationships with Bente Frederikke Mortensdatter Rafsted (1790-1862) and daughter Caroline af Dannemand (1810-1844) who was married with Adolph Frederik Schack von Brockdorff (1810-1859) and had issue.
He lost the war against Sweden in 1814, which meant that he had to give up the Norwegian throne. He died on December 3, 1839 and was in Denmark succeeded by his nephew, Christian VIII, who had been King of Norway in 1814 as Christian Frederik.
Frederik VI:s father was the younger brother of a Swedish queen, Sophie Madeleine. Sophie Madeleine was married to one of our most famous kings ever, Gustav III. Their son, king Gustav VI Adolf, was thus Frederik VI:s cousin.
Frederik's mother was Princess Caroline Mathilde of Wales (1757-1775), Princess of Great Britain and Ireland,Queen of Denmark 1767-1772 and sister of King George III.
She was the youngest child of Frederick Prince of Wales and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, hence her title. Her father died suddenly about htree months before her birth. She was born at Leicester House, London. She was given the title Princess Caroline Matilda of Wales as daughter of the PoW-though by the time of her birth, the title of PoW had passed to her brother.
At he age of 15 Caroline Mathilde (known in Denmark) left her family in order to travel to Denmark and marry her cousin - King Christian VII of Denmark and Norway. She was Queen of Denmark between 1766-1775.
Marie Sophie Frederike (1767-1852) was born as Marie Sophie Friederike von Hessen-Kassel, the eldest child of Prince Charles of HK and Luise, Princess of Denmark and Norway.
Her paternal grandparents were Landgrave Frederick II of Hesse-Cassel and Princess Mary of Great Britain who was a daughter of George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach.
Her maternal grandparents were Frederik V of Denmark and Princess Louise - the youngest surviving daughter of Geroge II of Great Britain and CAroline of Ansbach and sister of Mary.
On 31 July 1790 she married her first cousin, CP Frederik of Denmark - Frederik VI.
King Frederik VI
Queen Marie Sophie.
however, the queen of king christian VIII, caroline amalie of augustenburg, was the niece of the late king, her mother being his younger sister princess louise augusta of denmark.
so yes the new king was a nephew by marriage but he did not succeed to the throne through that particular family relationship, but as the next surviving male descendant (via the male line) of king frederick v of denmark...:flowers:
Frederik VI and Marie Sophie Frederikke and their two daughters, Princess Caroline and Princess Vilhelmine, could often be seen sailing on the canals in Frederiksberg Garden.
As for descendants of King Frederik VI: both his legitimate daughters (who survived to adulthood) were childless, but what about Lovisa & Karoline - daughters he had with Frederikke Benedikte "Fru" Dannemand? Both married and had issue...
Are any descendants of this King still alive?
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