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Original name:  Fredrik of Hesse-Cassel
Birth: Apr. 23, 1676
Death: Mar. 25, 1751

King of Sweden. Brabant Dynasty. Hessian Landgrave. Born the eldest son of Karl Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel and Princess Marie Amalie of Courland. He would marry twice, the first time to Louise Dorothy Sophia of Prussia who died in 1705; his second marriage in 1715, was to Ulrica Eleanor, sister of Carl XII of Sweden, known as the Alexander of the North for his military achievments. After the sudden death of his brother-in-law in 1718 and a brief rule by his wife, the Swedish Estates elected Friedrich von Hessen-Kassel king. A far weaker leader than his predecessor, he oversaw the loss of Sweden's position as a European power and was, in the Treaty of Nystad, forced to cede Estonia and Livonia to Russia. In 1730 he succeeded as Landgrave of Hesse, but appointed his younger brother as governor. Frederick had no legitimate children from either marriage. At his death in Stockholm at age 74, his brother inherited the landgraviate in Germany while the throne of Sweden passed from the Hessian line of the Brabants to Adolph Frederick of Holstein-Gottorp, an Oldenburg, who had been elected crown prince to the heirless king in 1745, making Frederick the only king of the Brabant Dynasty ever to rule in Sweden.

 (bio by: Iola) 
Riddarholmskyrkan (Riddarholm Church)
Stockholms kommun
Stockholms län, Sweden
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