Living Members of
The Former Ruling House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 1939-1945
Head of House
Friedrich Franz IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1882-1945). Succeeded as Grand Duke in 1897 on the death of his father, Grand Duke Friedrich Franz III. Designated Regent of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in 1918 upon the death of his distant cousin, Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich VI of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Abdicated as both Grand Duke and Regent in November 1918. Succeeded as de jure Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in 1918 upon the renunciation of the title by Duke Karl Michael, the last male of the house of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (below). Died on November 17, 1945, at Flensburg.
Wife: Alexandra, née Princess of Hanover (1882- )
Daughters of Friedrich Franz III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1851-1897)
Alexandrine, Queen of Denmark (1879- )
Cecilie, Crown Princess of Prussia (1886- )
Brother of Father
Son of Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1823-1883) by his first marriage
Paul Friedrich, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1852-1923). Forfeited his rights of succession as a result of his conversion to Catholicism and his marriage to a Catholic in 1881.
and Half-Sister of Father
Children of Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1823-1883) by his third marriage
Elisabeth, Dowager Grand Duchess of Oldenburg (1869- )
Adolf Friedrich, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1873- ). Nominated Duke of the United Baltic Duchy in accordance with a 1918 resolution by the General Provincial Assembly in Riga that called upon the German Emperor Wilhelm II to recognize the Baltic provinces of Latvia and Estonia as a monarchy and a German protectorate.
2nd Wife: Elisabeth, widow of Duke Johann Albrecht of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, née Princess of Stolberg-Rossla (1885- )
Issue of his first marriage:
Henrik, Prince of the Netherlands, né Duke Heinrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1876-1934)
Wife: Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands (1880- )
Brother of Grandfather
Son of Grand Duke Paul Friedrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1800-1842)
Wilhelm, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1827-1879)
Charlotte, Frau Robert Schmidt (1868-1944). Died on December 20, 1944, at Partenkirchen.
Descendants of Duke Adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1658-1708)
Karl Michael, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1863-1934). Expected to succeed as head of the dynasty in 1918 upon the death of his cousin, Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich V (below), but renounced his rights, at which time Mecklenburg-Strelitz reverted to the senior line of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (above).
Son of Duke Georg of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1824-1876)
Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1880- )
Issue of his unequal marriage:
- Catherine, Princess Vladimir Emmanuelovich Galitzine (1891-1940). Killed in London on October 8, 1940, during a bombing raid of World War II.
- Marie, Countess Vladimir Petrovich Kleinmichel (1893- )
- Georg, Count von Carlow, Duke of Mecklenburg (1899- ). Adopted in 1928 by his uncle, Duke Karl Michael of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (above), and assumed the title of Duke of Mecklenburg.
Wife: Irina Mikhailovna, widow of Count Aleksandr Tolstoy, née Raievskya (1892- )
- Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, né Count von Carlow (1921- )
- Helene, Duchess of Mecklenburg, née Countess von Carlow (1924- )
- Karl Gregor, Duke of Mecklenburg (1933- )
Brother of Father
Son of Grand Duke Georg of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1779-1860)
Friedrich Wilhelm, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1819-1904)
Issue: 2 children, including
- (Georg) Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1848-1914)
Issue: 4 children, including
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