Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

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Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Herzogtum Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Flag of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Coat of arms
StatusState of the Holy Roman Empire (until 1806)
Independent duchy (1806–1808)
Member of the Confederation of the Rhine (1808–1813)
Independent duchy (1813–1815)
CapitalStrelitz then Neustrelitz
Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 
• 1701–1708
Adolphus Frederick II
• 1708–1752
Adolphus Frederick III
• 1752–1794
Adolphus Frederick IV
• 1794–1815
Charles II
• Treaty of Hamburg
• Raised to Grand Duchy
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Duchy of Mecklenburg
Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Today part of Germany

The Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was a duchy in northern Germany, it was about the same as the modern rural district of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The duchy also had three exclaves near the town of Fürstenberg and the area around Ratzeburg in modern Schleswig-Holstein.

History[change | change source]

The Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was set up in 1701. The capital was Neustrelitz. In 1808, the duchy joined the Confederation of the Rhine. The Congress of Vienna made it a grand duchy and member of the German Confederation. Mecklenburg-Strelitz joined the North German Confederation in 1867, and became a part of the German Empire in 1871. On January 1, 1934 it was joined with the neighbouring state of Mecklenburg-Schwerin to form the State of Mecklenburg (today part of the federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania).

The US county Mecklenburg (Charlotte, North Carolina) is named after Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Strelitz-born Princess Charlotte (queen consort of King George III of the United Kingdom). The flower Strelitzia ("Bird of Paradise") also is in honor of her home country. Queen Luise of Prussia also was a born princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Mecklenburg-Strelitz (yellow), 1866–1934.

Dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, 1701–1815[change | change source]

Grand Dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, 1815–1918[change | change source]

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