Adolf Friedrich, Duke of Mecklenburg

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Adolf Friedrich, Duke of Mecklenburg Gender: M
Adolf Friedrich Albrecht Heinrich
born on 10 October 1873 at 03:15 (= 03:15 AM )
Place Schwerin, Germany, 53n38, 11e25
Timezone LMT m11e25 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 16°52' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 08°58 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 14°36'

Duke of Mecklenburg Adolf Friedrich (1962)
photo: Steiner, Egon, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de


German explorer in Africa, a colonial politician, the elected Duke of the United Baltic Duchy from 5 November to 28 November 1918, and the first president of the National Olympic Committee of West Germany (1949–1951).

Adolf Friedrich was the third child of Friedrich Franz II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1823–1883), and his third wife Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. His younger brother was Prince Hendrik of the Netherlands, prince consort to the Dutch Queen Wilhelmina.

From 1907 to 1908, Adolf Friedrich led a scientific research expedition in the region of the Central African Graben and traversed Africa from east to west.

From 1910 to 1911, he led an expedition to Lake Chad and the northern rivers of the Congo to the Nile in current Sudan. Adolf Friedrich and his companions explored the then little-known primeval forest region of the Congo tributaries and the basin of Lake Chad.

From 1912 to 1914, Adolf Friedrich was the last governor of Togoland in German West Africa.

Adolf Friedrich was married twice. In Gera on 24 April 1917, he married Princess Viktoria Feodora of Reuss-Schleiz, a daughter of Heinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line. She died a day after giving birth to their only daughter, Duchess Woizlawa Feodora, on 18 December 1918. He later married the widow of his half-brother Duke Johann Albrecht, Princess Elisabeth of Stolberg-Rossla on 15 October 1924.

He died on 5 August 1969, aged 95, in Eutin, West Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 24 April 1917 (Princess Viktoria Feodora of Reuss-Schleiz)
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  • Death of Mate 18 December 1918 (Princess Viktoria Feodora of Reuss-Schleiz)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 15 October 1924 (Princess Elisabeth of Stolberg-Rossla)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded news report from "Fürther Tagblatt," 15 Oct. 1873: "Großes Glück ist der Welt geschehen und den Menschen ein Wohlgefallen. Die „Mecklenburger Anzeigen,“ der Staatsanzeiger für Obotritenland, verkündet es in einem Extrablatt seinen beglückt aufhorchenden Lesern. „Ihre Königliche Hoheit die Frau Großherzogin Marie ist heute früh 3 1/4 Uhr von einem Prinzen leicht und glücklich entbunden worden. Gott wolle unsere allerdurchlauchtigste Frau Großherzogin mit dem Neugeborenen nun auch ferner in Knaben behuten!"

(The Mecklenburg Anzeigen proclaims in an extra-leaf to its readers: "Her Majesty the Grand-Duchess Marie, has been easily and happily delivered of a prince this morning at 3:15 o'clock, and God will continue to care for our most illustrious wife, the Grand Duchess, and her newborn child!).


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 95)
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (Governor of Togoland, 1912-1914)
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (Governor of Togoland, 1912-1914)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (President of National Olympic Committee of West Germany, 1949-1951)
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer (Africa)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin)