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Encyclopedia > Frederick I of Württemberg

Friedrich I of Württemberg, or Frederick I of Württemberg (often spelled Wurttemberg in English) refers to an area and a former state in Swabia, a region in south-western Germany. Its capital for the by far longest period was Stuttgart. For short periods of time, the seat of the government resp. the monarch was located in... Württemberg ( November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. From September 23, there are 88 days in a fall (autumn) season. We are considered halfway through fall (autumn) on November 6. Events 1528 - Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar N... November 6, Events June 19 - The Albany Convention of New England Colonies proposes an American Union Duke of Saxony takes the Colditz Castle to his own use Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Mahmud I (1730-1754) to Osman III (1754-1757) Beginning of the French and Indian War in... 1754 - October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. Events 1400-1899 1470 - Henry VI of England returns to the throne after Earl of Warwick defeats Yorkists in battle. 1831 - In Southampton County, Virginia, escaped slave Nat Turner... October 30, Events March 25 - Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck dies and is succeeded by the later Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, his son and founder of the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. May 2 - Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, later King of the Belgians... 1816) became Duke of Württemberg in 1797 on the death of his father: he assumed the title of Elector in 1802, and the title of King in 1806.


When he became King, he styled his children and further male-line descendants as HRH Princes and Princesses of Württemberg, and he styled his siblings as HRH Dukes and Duchesses of Württemberg.


He was obese: behind his back he was known as "The Great Belly-Gerent", and Napoleon Bonaparte later remarked that God had created the Prince to demonstrate the utmost extent to which the human skin could be stretched without bursting.



Preceded by:
Friedrich II Eugen
Duke of Württemberg
1797-1803
Succeeded by:
became Elector of Württemberg
Preceded by:
Duke of Württemberg
Elector of Württemberg
1803-1805
Succeeded by:
became King of Württemberg
Preceded by:
Elector of Württemberg
King of Württemberg
1805-1816
Succeeded by:
Wilhelm I



 
 

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