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  1. Adolf Frederick, or Adolph Frederick ( Swedish: Adolf Fredrik, German: Adolf Friedrich; 14 May 1710 – 12 February 1771) was King of Sweden from 1751 until his death. He was the son of Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin, and Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach. He was an uncle of Catherine the Great [1] [2]

  2. Adolf Frederick, German Adolf Friedrich, Swedish Adolf Fredrik, (born May 14, 1710, Gottorp, Schleswig—died Feb. 12, 1771, Stockholm, Swed.), king of Sweden from 1751 to 1771. He was the son of Christian Augustus (1673–1726), Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp, and of Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach.

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  3. Mar 09, 2019 · Adolf Frederick was a Swedish king who lived during the 18 th century. Although Adolf Frederick ruled Sweden for almost 20 years, it was unremarkable and nothing of great note took place during his long reign. Instead, Adolf Frederick’s (dubious) claim to fame lies in the manner of his death.

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  4. Dec 25, 2017 · Web Gallery of Art/Wikimedia Commons Adolf Frederick There are several reasons to fondly remember the Swedish king Adolf Frederick’s reign from 1751 to 1771. His reign was part of the Age of Liberty, during which civil rights of the Swedish people increased and the country witnessed an extended period of peace.

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    His father was Christian Augustus (1673–1726) duke and a younger prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp, prince-bishop of Lübeck, and administrator, during the Great Northern War, of the duchies of Holstein-Gottorp for his relative Charles Frederick. His mother Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach (1682–1755) was a descendant of earlier royal dynasti...

    From 1727 to 1750 prince Adolf Frederick was prince-bishop of Lübeck, which meant the rulership of a fief around and including Eutin. After his first cousin Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp died in 1739, Adolf Frederick became administrator of Holstein-Kiel during the minority of the duke's orphan son, then known as Charles Peter Ulrich....

    By his marriage to Princess Louisa Ulrika of Prussia (which took place on 18 August/29 August 1744 in Drottningholm), he had the following children: 1. (Stillborn) (18 February 1745 in Stockholm) 2. Gustav III(1746–1792) 3. Charles XIII(1748–1818) 4. Frederick Adolf(1750–1803) 5. Sofia Albertina(1753–1829) With Marguerite Morelhe had one son who di...

  5. Nov 15, 2022 · On Feb. 12, 1771, the Swedish monarch apparently ate himself to death. Until that point, Adolf Frederick hadn’t accomplished much. According to Ancient Origins, he was born a younger son of a Swedish noble who, thanks to maneuvering by Elizabeth of Russia, ended up as heir to the Swedish throne. Once there, he was more a figurehead than a ruler.

  6. Sweden was not an elective monarchy, but a crown prince had to be elected since the then king Frederick I had no legal heirs. When French Marshal Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte was elected crown prince the country was in the same situation. King Charles XIII, son of Adolf Frederick, was old and had no heirs.

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