Christine of Mecklenburg-Güstrow

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Christine of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
Christine of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, Countess of Stolberg-Gedern.jpg
Countess consort of Stolberg-Gedern
Reign 1683-1710
Born (1663-08-14)14 August 1663
Güstrow
Died 3 August 1749(1749-08-03) (aged 85)
Gedern
Spouse Louis Christian, Count of Stolberg-Gedern
Issue Fredericka Charlotte, Countess of Solms-Laubach
Emilie Auguste, Countess of Stolberg-Rossla
Christian Ernest, Count of Stolberg-Wernigerode
Christine Eleonore, Countess of Isenburg-Büdingen in Büdingen
Frederick Charles, Prince of Stolberg-Gedern
Ernestine Wilhelmine, Countess of Isenburg-Büdingen in Wächtersbach
Henry August, Count of Stolberg-Schwarza
Countess Sophie Christiane
Ferdinande Henriette, Countess of Erbach-Schönberg
Princess Auguste Marie
Philippina Louise, Countess of Count of Isenburg-Philippseich
Father Gustav Adolph, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
Mother Magdalene Sibylle of Holstein-Gottorp

Christine of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (14 August 1663 – 3 August 1749) was a German noblewoman member of the House of Mecklenburg and by marriage Countess of Stolberg-Gedern.

Born in Güstrow, she was the sixth of eleven children born from the marriage of Gustav Adolph, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow and Magdalene Sibylle of Holstein-Gottorp. From her ten older and younger siblings, eight survive adulthood: Marie (by marriage Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz), Magdalene, Sophie (by marriage Duchess of Württemberg-Oels), Charles, Hereditary Prince of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, Hedwig (by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Merseburg-Zörbig), Louise (by marriage Queen of Denmark and Norway), Elisabeth (by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Merseburg-Spremberg) and Augusta.[1][2][3]

Life[edit]

In Güstrow on 14 May 1683, Christine married Louis Christian, Count of Stolberg-Gedern as his second wife. Between 1684 and 1705 she had 23 children in 19 pregnancies (including 4 sets of twins). From them, only 11 survive adulthood:[4][5]

  1. Gustav Adolph, Hereditary Prince of Stolberg-Gedern (born and died Gedern, 17 January 1684).
  2. A daughter (born and died Gedern, 17 January 1684), twin of Gustav Adolph.
  3. Gustav Ernest, Hereditary Prince of Stolberg-Gedern (Gedern, 10 March 1685 - Gedern, 14 June 1689).
  4. Fredericka Charlotte (Gedern, 3 April 1686 - Laubach, 10 January 1739), married on 8 December 1709 to Frederick Ernest, Count of Solms-Laubach.
  5. Emilie Auguste (Gedern, 11 May 1687 - Rossla, 30 June 1730), married on 1 October 1709 to Jost Christian, Count of Stolberg-Rossla (her first-cousin).
  6. Christiana Louise (Gedern, 6 April 1688 - Gedern, 11 August 1691).
  7. Albertine Antonie (Gedern, 15 April 1689 - Gedern, 16 August 1691).
  8. Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Stolberg-Gedern (Gedern, 15 April 1689 - Gedern, 6 August 1691), twin of Albertine Antonie.
  9. Gustave Magdalene (Gedern, 6 April 1690 - Gedern, 22 March 1691).
  10. Christian Ernest, Count of Stolberg-Wernigerode (Gedern, 2 April 1691 - Wernigerode, 25 October 1771).
  11. Christine Eleonore (Gedern, 12 September 1692 - Büdingen, 30 January 1745), married on 8 August 1708 to Ernest Casimir I, Count of Isenburg-Büdingen in Büdingen.
  12. Frederick Charles, Prince of Stolberg-Gedern (Gedern, 11 October 1693 - Gedern, 28 September 1767).
  13. Ernestine Wilhelmine (Gedern, 29 January 1695 - Wächtersbach, 7 May 1759), married on 7 December 1725 to Ferdinand Maximilian, Count of Isenburg-Büdingen in Wächtersbach.
  14. Fredericka Louise (Gedern, 20 January 1696 - Gedern, 24 April 1697).
  15. Louis Adolph (Gedern, 17 June 1697 - Gedern, 6 January 1698).
  16. Henry August, Count of Stolberg-Schwarza (Gedern, 17 June 1697 - Schwarza, 14 September 1748), twin of Louis Adolph.
  17. Sophie Christiane (Gedern, 17 August 1698 - Gedern, 14 June 1771), unmarried.
  18. Ferdinande Henriette (Gedern, 2 October 1699 - Schönberg, Odenwald, 31 January 1750), married on 15 December 1719 to George August, Count of Erbach-Schönberg. Through her, Christine was the great-great-great-grandmother of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.[6][7]
  19. Rudolph Lebrecht (Gedern, 17 September 1701 - Gedern, 6 April 1702).
  20. Louis Christian (Gedern, 17 September 1701 - Gedern, 22 November 1701), twin of Rudolph Lebrecht.
  21. Auguste Marie (Gedern, 28 November 1702 - Herford, 3 July 1768), a nun in Herford, created Princess in 1742.
  22. Caroline Adolphine (Gedern, 27 April 1704 - Gedern, 10 February 1707).
  23. Philippina Louise (Gedern, 20 October 1705 - Philippseich, 1 November 1744), married on 2 April 1725 to William Maurice II, Count of Isenburg-Philippseich.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gustav Adolf Herzog v.Mecklenburg-Güstrow in: Genealogy Database by Herbert Stoyan Archived 2014-10-12 at the Wayback Machine. [retrieved 7 October 2014].
  2. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the House of Mecklenburg". genealogy.euweb.cz. Retrieved 7 October 2014. [self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Mecklenburg line in: Royaltyguide.nl [retrieved 7 October 2014].
  4. ^ Christina Herzogin v.Mecklenburg-Güstrow in: Genealogy Database by Herbert Stoyan Archived 2014-10-13 at the Wayback Machine. [retrieved 8 October 2014].
  5. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the House of Stolberg". genealogy.euweb.cz. Retrieved 8 October 2014. [self-published source][better source needed]
  6. ^ 76, James Dow Allen Fab Pedigree Vers. "Pedigree: Christine (Princess) of MECKLENBURG-GUSTROW". Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Eduard Jacobs (1876), "Christine, geb. Herzogin zu Mecklenburg-Güstrow, vermählte Gräfin zu Stolberg", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 4, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 219–221