Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow Queen of Denmark & Norway


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Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow Queen of Denmark & Norway

  • Born: 28 Aug 1667, Güstrow, Mecklenburg, Germany
  • Marriage: King Frederik IV of Denmark and Norway on 5 Dec 1695
  • Died: 15 Mar 1721, Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Sjælland, Denmark at age 53
  • Buried: Roskilde Domkirke, Copenhagen, Sjælland, Denmark

  General Notes:

Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow was Queen consort of Denmark and Norway as the first wife of the King Frederick IV of Denmark.

She was born in Güstrow in the family of Duke Gustav Adolf of Mecklenburg-Güstrow and Magdalene Sibylle of Holstein-Gottorp. Her maternal grandparents were Frederick III of Holstein-Gottorp and Marie Elisabeth of Saxony.

On 5 December 1695, Louise married to Crown Prince Frederik and became Queen consort of Denmark in 1699. Their only child who reached maturity was King Christian VI of Denmark.

Louise lived quietly at the Danish Court. Unlike Frederick IV she never gained popularity with the population. Queen Louise suffered because of her husband's infidelity, which caused embarrassing scenes at the Court. Frederick even entered two morganatic marriages. He raised one of his mistresses, Anna Sophie Reventlow, to the status of Queen just days after Louise's death. Queen Louise was close to her son Christian. She was strongly influenced by Pietism and she sought solace in religion.

Rosenborg was completely abandoned as a Royal residence while Louise was Queen. The building of a new summer residence, Frederiksborg Palace, began in 1699 and was ready for occupation in 1703.

She died in Copenhagen and was buried in the Roskilde Cathedral.

Louise married King Frederik IV of Denmark and Norway, son of King Christian V of Denmark and Norway and Charlotte Amelia of Hesse-Cassel Queen of Denmark & Norway, on 5 Dec 1695. (King Frederik IV of Denmark and Norway was born on 11 Oct 1671, died on 12 Oct 1730 and was buried in Roskilde Domkirke, Copenhagen, Sjælland, Denmark.)

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