Charlotte Amalie, Princess of Denmark

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Name
Charlotte Amalie, Princess of Denmark Gender: F
born on 6 October 1706 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Copenhagen, Denmark, 55n40, 12e35
Timezone LMT m12e35 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 12°28' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 05°42 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 09°35'



Princess of Denmark Charlotte Amalie

Biography

Danish princess, daughter of King Frederik IV of Denmark and Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. Charlottenlund Palace, where she spent her summers, was built and named after her in 1731–1733.

Charlotte Amalie never married. In 1725, she was placed on the list of 99 princesses regarded as suitable for marriage with Louis XV of France (which would require that she convert to Catholicism), but she was removed from the list because Denmark was an arch enemy toward Sweden, the traditional ally of France. In the early 1730s, her brother the king tried to arrange a marriage between her and Frederick, Prince of Wales, but the negotiations did not succeed and she remained unmarried.

As was the custom for unmarried princesses, she lived with her mother until her mother's death, and then with her stepmother. In contrast to her brother and sister-in-law, she had a good relationship with her stepmother, Anna Sophie Reventlow.

On 8 April 1771, she was ordered to leave court. She spent the rest of her life with her nephew's widow, the queen dowager Juliana Maria. This meant that she continued to spend much of her time at court, when the queen dowager attended it: Juliana Maria became de facto regent in 1772.

Charlotte Amalie is known as the benefactress of the writer Charlotte Baden, who was the niece of one of her chief ladies-in-waiting, Anna Sophie von den Osten. Baden was raised at her court, and Charlotte Amalie provided her with an education and an allowance.

She died on 28 October 1782, aged 76, in Copenhagen.


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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded news report from "Oprechte Haerlemsche courant," 16 October 1706, p. 2: "De Ooningin van Denemarcken is Woensdag morgensten 6 uuren in 't Kraembed van een Erf-Princes, Charlotta AEmelia genaemt, bevallen." (The queen of Denmark on Wednesday at 6 o'clock in the morning in the palace gave birth to a Princess, Charlotta Amalia). NB: The date of 6 October 1706 New Style was a Wednesday.

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Oldenburg)