Person:Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1)

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Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
b.10 Mar 1776
d.19 Jul 1810
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Name Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Alt Name Louise Auguste Wilhelmine van Mecklenburg Strelitz
Gender Female
Birth[1] 10 Mar 1776
Alt Birth? 10 MAR 1776 Hannover
Marriage 24 DEC 1793 Berlijnto Frederick William III of Prussia
Death[1] 19 Jul 1810
Alt Death? 19 JUL 1810 Hohenzieritz


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Duchess Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Luise Auguste Wilhelmine Amalie; 10 March 1776 – 19 July 1810) was Queen consort of Prussia as the wife of King Frederick William III. The couple's happy, though short-lived, marriage produced nine children, including the future monarchs Frederick William IV of Prussia and German Emperor Wilhelm I.

Her legacy became cemented after her extraordinary 1806 meeting with French Emperor Napoleon I at Tilsit – she met with the emperor to plead unsuccessfully for favorable terms after Prussia's disastrous losses in the Napoleonic Wars. Already well loved by her subjects, their meeting led Louise to become revered as "the soul of national virtue". Her early death at the age of thirty-four "preserved her youth in the memory of posterity", and caused Napoleon to reportedly remark the king "has lost his best minister". The Order of Louise was founded by her grieving husband four years later as a female counterpart to the Iron Cross. In the 1920s conservative German women founded the Queen Louise League, and Louise herself would be used in Nazi propaganda as an example of the ideal German woman.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).