Dynasty 1800 up to 1850

Friedrich Franz I., Paul Friedrich, Friedrich Ludwig and Georg Friedrich Franz I., Paul Friedrich, Friedrich Ludwig and Georg

region Mecklenburg

Duke Charles II. of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and his cousin Frederick Francis I. were enlightened regents. They both acquired the status of Grand Duke in 1815 after the victory over Napoleon. Two of Duke Charles’ daughters became queens. Luise married Frederick William of Prussia in 1793 and, two days later, Friederike married his brother Frederick Ludwig. Luise died in 1810 in Hohenzieritz. In 1837 Friederike became Queen of Hannover. Her brother George took over the regency in Neustrelitz in 1816. Grand Duke Paul Friedrich, a grandson of Frederick Francis I., moved the residence back to Schwerin in 1837.

Friedrich Wilhelm III von Preussen Frederick William III.,
King of Prussia

region Western Pomerania

Charles XIII, King of Sweden, is forced to surrender Swedish Pomerania to Prussia in 1815. Frederick William III., King of Prussia (1770-1840), then rules over the new Province of Pomerania, which now comprises the entire former territories in the Duchy of Pomerania. His protracted list of titles again includes Duke of Pomerania. He is followed as regent by his son Frederick William IV. (1795-1861). He refuses the Imperial Crown offered to him by the Frankfurt Parliament.