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Princess Luise Dorothea of Prussia
Princess Luise Dorothea of Prussia (Luise Dorothea Sophie; 29 September 1680 – 23 December 1705) was Hereditary Princess of Hesse-Kassel by marriage to Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Hesse-Kassel. She was the daughter of Frederick I, First King in Prussia by his first wife Elisabeth Henriette of Hesse-Kassel. She died in childbirth.
On 31 May 1700, she married her first cousin
Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Hesse-Kassel. Frederick was King of Sweden 1720-1751 and Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel from 1730-1751.
Luise Dorothea was married in Berlin 31 May 1700 in a grand ceremony which took place during several weeks to great costs. Conrad Mel wrote
Font Legatio orientalis at the occasion.
During her five years of marriage, Luise Dorothea suffered from poor health. She died in childbirth.
Frederick remarried to
Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden, becoming her prince consort and eventual King regnant of Sweden.
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
29 September 1680 – 31 May 1700:
Princess Luise Dorothea of Prussia Her Serene Highness 31 May 1700 – 18 January 1701:
Her Serene Highness The Hereditary Princess of Hesse-Kassel 19 January 1701 to death 23 September 1705: The Hereditary Princess of Hesse-Kassel Her Royal Highness
Ancestors of Princess Luise Dorothea of Prussia
16. John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg 8. George William, Elector of Brandenburg 17. Anna, Duchess of Prussia 4. Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg 18. Frederick IV, Elector Palatine 9. Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate 19. Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau 2. Frederick I of Prussia 20. William the Silent 10. Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange 21. Louise de Coligny 5. Countess Luise Henriette of Nassau 22. Johan Albrecht I of Solms-Braunfels 11. Amalia of Solms-Braunfels 23. Agnes of Sayn-Wittgenstein 1. Princess Luise Dorothea of Prussia 24. Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel 12. William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel 25. Agnes of Solms-Laubach 6. William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel 26. Philip Louis II of Hanau-Münzenberg 13. Amalie Elisabeth von Hanau-Münzenberg 27. Countess Catharina Belgica of Nassau 3. Elisabeth Henriette of Hesse-Kassel 28. John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg = 16 14. George William, Elector of Brandenburg = 8 29. Anna, Duchess of Prussia = 17 7. Hedwig Sophie of Brandenburg 30. Frederick IV, Elector Palatine = 18 15. Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate = 9 31. Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau = 19