Category:Karl II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

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Charles II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (German: Karl II. von Mecklenburg-Strelitz) (October 10, 1741 - November 6, 1816) was first duke, then grand duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Marriage and children[edit]

Karl married twice: first, to Landgravine Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt (1752-1782), daughter of Prince Georg Wilhelm of Hesse-Darmstadt. They had ten children together. Two of them become German queen consorts. Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz would marry Frederick William III of Prussia and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz would marry Ernest Augustus I of Hanover. After she died in 1782, he married her sister Charlotte of Hesse-Darmstadt in 1784. She died in the following year, whilst giving birth to their son, Duke Karl Friedrich August.


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