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Adolf Frederick of Sweden

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Adolf Frederick of Sweden, or Adolf Fredrik (May 14, 1710 - February 12, 1771), was the son of Christian August von Schleswig-Holstein-Eutin (1673-1726) and Albertina Frederica von Baden-Durlach (1682-1755). He was king of Sweden (1751-1771). Under his reign the nobles divided themselves into the two factions of the Caps, or the peace-party, and the Hats, or the war-party.

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ReignMarch 26, 1751-February 12, 1771
CoronationNovember 26, 1751
Royal motto "Salus publica salus mea"
("The prosperity of the State my felicity")
QueenLouise Ulrike of Prussia
Royal HouseHolstein-Gottorp
PredecessorFrederick I of Sweden
SuccessorGustav III of Sweden
Date of BirthMay 3, 1710
Place of BirthGottorp, Holstein-Gottorp
Date of DeathFebruary 12, 1771
Place of DeathRoyal Palace in Stockholm
Place of BurialRiddarholmskyrkan, Stockholm

On August 18, 1744, he married Louisa Ulrika of Prussia (1720 - 1782) and they had the following children:

  1. (Stillborn) (1745)
  2. Gustav III (1746-1792)
  3. Charles XIII (1748-1818)
  4. Fredrik Adolf (1750-1803)
  5. Sophia Albertine (1753-1829)

Disputes between him and the political parties led to the attempt of a revolution in 1756. However, the revolution was exposed, and a number of influential people were executed.

The king died of digestion problems on February 12, 1771 after consuming a meal consisting of lobster, caviar, sour cabbage, smoked herring and champagne that was topped off by his favourite dessert Hetvgg, which is a Semla served in a bowl of milk, and is thus remembered by Swedish schoolchildren as "the King who ate himself to death."

He was regarded, both during his time and in later times, as dependant on others, a weak ruler and lacking of any talents. But he was allegedly also a good husband, a caring father and a gentle master to his servants. His personal hospitality and friendlyness was witnessed by many who deeply mourned him at his death.

His favourite past time occupation was to make snuff boxes, which he allegedly spent a great deal of time doing.

Preceded by:
Frederick I
King of Sweden
1751-1771
Succeeded by:
Gustav III
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