Charlotte Frederica von Mecklenburg-Schwerin

PRINCE (HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE)
BORN 4 Feb 1784, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Schloss Ludwigslust - DIED 13 Jul 1840, Roma, Lazio
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Campo Santo Teutonico, Via di Porta Cavalleggeri

Charlotte von Mecklenburg-Schwerin was the daughter of duke Frederich Franz (1756-1837). In 1804 she met the future Christian VIII of Denmark and their daughter Fanny was born in 1805. They married in 1806. She dressed daring and she entered into a relationship with the musician Edouard du Puy. In 1808 she gave bierth to the future Frederick VII of Denmark. Her affair came to light in 1809 and Du Puy was forced to leave Denmark. Her divorce from Christian followed in 1810.

She lived in a palace in Horsens and was forbidden to see her son again. She also spent time in Jutland and in Aarhus. She was known to have affairs with officers. In 1829 she was allowed to leave Denmark for a cure in Karlsbad under the name of Mrs. von Gothern. She never returned but moved on to Italy. She settled in Rome and converted to Catholocism.

Sources
• Elgklou, Lars, Koninklijke minnaars en minnaressen, Echtscheidingen, bastaardkinderen, bigamie, verhoudingen, Standaard, Antwerpen, 1985

Images

Grave monument for Charlotta Frederica, princess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin at the Campo Santo Teutonico, Rome.
Picture by Androom (25 Jan 2010)

 

Grave monument for Charlotta Frederica, princess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin at the Campo Santo Teutonico, Rome.
Picture by Androom (25 Jan 2010)

 


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Published: 26 Nov 2017
Last update: 26 Nov 2017