Adolphus Frederick IV, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

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Adolf Friedrich IV, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in the robes of the Order of the Seraphim with its collar around his neck.

Adolphus Frederick IV (5 May 1738 – 2 June 1794) was a Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.


He was born in Mirow to Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg and his wife Princess Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen. His father was the second son of Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg.

He was the heir presumptive of Mecklenburg-Strelitz from the death of his father on 5 June 1752 until he succeeded his uncle Duke Adolphus Frederick III on 11 December 1752.[1] In 1753 he studied at the University of Greifswald. In 1764 Adolphus Frederick was installed as a member of the Order of the Garter.

In the first years after 1753, his mother Princess Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen was governing for the only 14-year-old son under the protection of King George II of Great Britain. He never married. Following his death at Neustrelitz in 1794 he was succeeded by his brother Charles.

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Adolf Friedrich IV, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz'
Adolphus Frederick IV, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Father:
Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg
Paternal grandfather:
Adolf Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg
Paternal great-grandfather:
Adolphus Frederick I, Duke of Mecklenburg
Paternal great-grandmother:
Maria Katharina of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Paternal grandmother:
Christiane Emilie of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Paternal great-grandfather:
Christian William I, Prince of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Paternal great-grandmother:
Antoine Sybille of Barby-Muhlingen
Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Maternal grandfather:
Ernest Frederick I of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Maternal great-grandfather:
Ernest III of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Maternal great-grandmother:
Sophie of Waldeck
Maternal grandmother:
Countess Sophia Albertine of Erbach-Erbach
Maternal great-grandfather:
George Louis I, Count of Erbach-Erbach
Maternal great-grandmother:
Amelie Catherine of Waldeck-Eisenberg


Adolphus Frederick IV, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Cadet branch of the House of Mecklenburg
Born: 5 May 1738 Died: 2 June 1794
Regnal titles
Preceded by Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Succeeded by
Charles II