Karl II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

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Karl II
1770 portrait by Johann Georg Ziesenis.
Duke/Grand Duke of Mecklenburg
Reign 2 June 1794 – 6 November 1816
Predecessor Adolf Friedrich IV
Successor Georg
Born (1741-10-10)10 October 1741
Died 6 November 1816(1816-11-06) (aged 75)
Spouse Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt (m 18 September 1768)
Princess Charlotte of Hesse-Darmstadt (m 28 September 1784')
Issue Charlotte Georgine, Duchess of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Princess Caroline Auguste
Prince Georg Carl
Therese, Princess of Thurn and Taxis
Prince Friedrich Georg
Louise, Queen of Prussia
Frederica, Queen of Hanover
Full name
Charles Louis Frederick
House Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Father Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg
Mother Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Religion Lutheranism
Coat of Arms of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg - Strelitz.svg

Karl II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Karl Ludwig Friedrich; 10 October 1741 – 6 November 1816) was ruler of the state of Mecklenburg-Strelitz from 1794 until his death. Originally ruling as duke, he was raised to the rank of grand duke in 1815. Prior to succeeding to the throne he served as Governor of Hanover from 1776 to 1786.

Titles and styles[edit]

Karl II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Cadet branch of the House of Mecklenburg
Born: 10 October 1741 Died: 6 November 1816
Regnal titles
Preceded by Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Raised to Grand Duke
New title Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Succeeded by