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Friedrich Karl Ludwig of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (20 August 1757 - 24 April 1816; Wellingsbüttel Manormarker) was the fifth and penultimate Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. Friedrich Karl Ludwig was the son of Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and his wife Countess Frederica of Dohna-Schlobitten.

Marriage and issue

Friedrich married Countess Friederike of Schlieben (28 February 1757 – 17 December 1827) on 9 March 1780 in Königsbergmarker. At the time, the marriage was not looked upon favorably because the Schlieben family was not an ancient noble family. Friedrich and Friederike had three children:

Friedrich was succeeded as duke by his son, Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 20 August 1757 – 12 September 1759: His Serene Highness Prince Friedrich Karl Ludwig of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
  • 12 September 1759 – 24 February 1775: His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
  • 24 February 1775 – 24 April 1816: His Serene Highness The Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck


He is an ancestor to the modern-day British royal family, a direct male ancestor to Prince Charles, and Prince William of Wales, through his great-granddaughter Alexandra of Denmark to Elizabeth II.


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