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Re: Christian VIII
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2005, 09:29:19 AM »
Caroline Amalie, 1879.

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Re: Christian VIII
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2005, 09:37:08 AM »
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Did Christian VIII have any other children besides his son and heir Frederick? Not even stillborn babies perhaps?

Christian VIII and his first wife Charlotte had a son who died right after he was born in 1807.
It is also rumored, that Christian and Charlotte had a girl while they were engaged, and the baby was then adopted in secret.

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Re: Christian VIII
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2005, 02:14:54 PM »
Why did Christian V111 and Charlotte divorce?  The rumour of a daughter before they married infers that there was an attraction between them.

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« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2005, 03:39:50 PM »
They were divorced because Charlotte had an affaire with her singing teacher, and also because she was a very strange person, who caused many scandals at court. At first Christian and Charlotte were very much in love (they were also first cousins btw), but that changed after they got married.

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Re: Christian VIII
« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2005, 03:56:41 PM »
Kmerov, was Charlotte then banished from Denmark after her adultery?  I believe she died in Rome.    

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« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2005, 04:09:29 PM »
No, at first she was sent to live in Horsens, a small Danish town. She moved into a mansion that once was the home of the siblings of Emperor Ivan VI.
She lived there for I think about 20 years, before moving to Rome. She never saw her son after the divorce.

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« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2005, 04:54:44 PM »
Charlotte appears to have gained rather a reputation in a very short time.  I hope she lived a respectable existence from then onwards, for the sake of her son.  

A repeat of Charlotte's situation was that of her niece, Luise of Saxe-Gotha the mother of the Prince Consort, who did not see her two sons again after her divorce: although Luise was never described as a strange character.  

Caroline Amalie has such a kindly expression on her face.  Was the marriage between her and Christian successful, apart from the lack of children?    
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Re: Christian VIII
« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2005, 05:51:24 PM »
Frederik VII was the master of scandals himself, so I dont think his mothers reputation, good or bad mattered that much. Frederik liked his mother, and they were very much a like. Much more than him and his father.
Christian VIII and Caroline Amalie had a very happy life together, the only thing missing was the lack of children as you mentioned.
During CVIIIs reign she wasn't popular, but that changed after she became a widow.

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Re: Christian VIII
« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2005, 12:28:45 PM »
I thank you very much Kmerov.

I have found a statue of Caroline Amalie.

http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/images/conway/02925316.html

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Re: Christian VIII
« Reply #39 on: September 21, 2005, 02:41:26 AM »
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During CVIIIs reign she wasn't popular, but that changed after she became a widow.


Why she was not popular? Because of her mother perhaps?

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Re: Christian VIII
« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2005, 11:05:37 AM »
No, the main reason was because she was an Augustenborg Princess, and the political tension between the Augustenborg family and the public opinion was very high during her husbands reign.

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Re: Christian VIII
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Re: Christian VIII
« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2005, 03:19:51 PM »
Charlotte von Mecklenburg-Schwerin,first wife of Christian VIII!

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Re: Christian VIII
« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2005, 09:29:27 AM »
Thank you for all the portraits Marc, you obviously work hard to find them.    

I have copied this from the Rosenborg Castle website.

Christian VIII was the King of Denmark from 1839. His mother was Sophie Frederikke, wife of Christian VII's brother Prince Frederik, the Heir Presumptive. It is widely believed that his father was the Heir Presumptive's aide-de-camp.

Were his sisters and brother considered to be the children of Prince Frederik?

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Re: Christian VIII
« Reply #44 on: October 02, 2005, 03:54:24 PM »
Yes Marc, thank you for that portrait.
Rosamund, the four children (among them Charlotte, mother of Queen Louise) were all considered to be the children of Sophie Frederikke and Count von Blücher. in a letter Frederik VI calls him the father of the little Princes and Princesses.