Today in History - March 12th. 1781 - Frederica of Baden

On March 12th. 1781, Frederica of Baden was born in Karlsruhe (Germany).


Frederica of Sweden
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Her parents were Karl Ludwig of Baden and Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt.

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Frederica of Baden was the sister of Louise of Baden (who changed her name 
in Elizabeth Alexeievna by her marriage with Tsar Alexander I of Russia 
and her conversion to the Orthodox Church). 

In 1797, Frederica married King Gustaf IV Adolf of Sweden.


King Gustaf IV Adolf of Sweden & his wife
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Together they had five children.

In 1809, there was a coup in Sweden. The Royals exiled in Baden. 
King Gustaf IV was restless . They seperated in 1810.
In 1812 the divorce was completed.

Frederica traveled a lot and died on September 25th. 1826 in Lausanne
(Switzerland). 

There were several communities in Sweden named in her honor.