Friedrich Franz II. Großherzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin K.H.
(28.02.1823 - 15.04.1883)
place of birth:  Ludwigslust, Großherzogtum Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Großherzogtum Mecklenburg-Schwerin:  Großherzog,  Generaloberst mdR GFM

                          


Friedrich Franz II was the son
of Grand Duke Paul Friedrich and Alexandrine von Preußen. When his father died in 1842, he succeeded him as Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin at the age of 19. He thereafter traveled to Italy, Russian, and the Orient, and in 1849 married Auguste Reu zu Schleiz-Köstritz. He avoided fighting in the Danish-Prussian War of 1864 as he was close friends with the King of Denmark. He then fought in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, and in 1870 commanded Prussia's XIII. Army Corps during the war with France. He died on 15 April 1883 in Schwerin.




     

Großherzog .................... 07.03.1842  -  15.04.1883

Generaloberst ................. 02.09.1873   (mit dem Range als GFM)

Großkreuz des EK ......... 04.12.1871

Pour le Mérite ................. 09.08.1866  (Eichenlaub:  05.12.1870)