Dynasty 1750 up to 1800

Adolph Friedrich IV., Christina and Ernst of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1760 Adolph Friedrich IV., Christina and Ernst of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1760

region Mecklenburg

In 1764 the village of Klenow was developed into the residence of Mecklenburg-Schwerin by Duke “Frederick the Pious”, and named Ludwigslust after his father, Christian Ludwig II. The new castle was completed in 1776. Following his death in 1785 his nephew took over the throne at the age of 29 and became Frederick Francis I. Adolphus Frederick IV. ruled in Mecklenburg-Strelitz from 1752-1794; Fritz Reuter ridiculed him as a “Dörchlaeuchting”. He commissioned a city palace in Neubrandenburg where he spent most of his time. His sister, Sophie Charlotte, became English queen in 1761.

Frederick II (the Great), King of Prussia Adolph Menzel: Prussian King Frederick II. the Great (middle) at a flute concert in Sanssouci Palace

region Western Pomerania

Frederick, King of Sweden, dies without children suitable to ascend to the throne. So Adolf Frederick, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1710–1771), is chosen as successor to the throne in 1743 and then crowned in 1751. He is followed by his sons Gustav III. (1746-1792) and Charles XIII. (1748-1818).
The childless Prussian King Frederick II. is succeeded on the throne by his nephew Frederick William II. (1744-1797).