Frederik of Denmark

Frederik of Denmark

Birth
Death 7 Dec 1805 (aged 52)
Burial Roskilde, Roskilde Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark
Memorial ID 23251100 · View Source
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Frederick was a Hereditary Prince of Denmark and Norway. He was the surviving son of the second marriage of King Frederick V of Denmark (1723-1766) with Juliana Maria of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1729-1796). He is said to have been physically disabled. In 1774 (October 21st) he married Sophia Frederike of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. His half-brother King Christian VII of Denmark having gone insane, and divorced from his wife (then exiled) Queen Caroline Mathilde, Prince Frederick was designated as Regent of Denmark in 1772, when 18 years old. His regency was mostly nominal, the power being held by his mother Queen Juliane Marie, and minister Ove Høegh-Guldberg.
He acted as regent until the coup of 1784, when Crown Prince Frederick (the future Frederick VI of Denmark), the then 16-year-old son of King Christian, took power and regency.



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  • Created by: Frank K.
  • Added: 4 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23251100
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederik of Denmark (11 Oct 1753–7 Dec 1805), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23251100, citing Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Roskilde Kommune, Sjælland, Denmark ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .