Person:Frederick I of Sweden (1)

Frederick I of Sweden
b.23 Apr 1676
d.25 Mar 1751
Facts and Events
Name Frederick I of Sweden
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 Apr 1676
Marriage to Princess Louise Dorothea of Prussia
Marriage to Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden
Death[1] 25 Mar 1751
Reference Number? Q52932?


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Frederick I (; 28 April 1676 – 5 April 1751) was prince consort of Sweden from 1718 to 1720, and King of Sweden from 1720 until his death and (as Frederick I) also Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel from 1730. He ascended the throne following the death of his brother-in-law absolutist Charles XII in the Great Northern War, and the abdication of his wife, Charles's sister and successor Ulrika Eleonora, after she had to relinquish most powers to the Riksdag of the Estates and thus chose to abdicate. His powerless reign saw his family's elimination from the line of succession after the parliamentary government dominated by pro-revanchist Hat Party politicians ventured into a war with Russia, which ended in defeat and the Russian tsarina Elizabeth demanding Adolph Frederick of Holstein-Gottorp to be instated following the death of the king.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Frederick I of Sweden, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.