Louise of Prussia
19th July 2020 - 210th Anniversary of her Death.
10th March 2021 - 245th Birthday.
Duchess Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, 10 March 1776 – 19 July 1810, Queen of Prussia as the wife of King Frederick William III.
The couple's happy, though short-lived, marriage produced nine children, including the future monarchs Frederick William IV of Prussia and German Emperor Wilhelm I.
Her legacy became cemented after her extraordinary 1807 meeting with French Emperor Napoleon I at Tilsit – she met with the emperor to plead unsuccessfully for favorable terms after Prussia's disastrous losses in the Napoleonic Wars. She was already well loved by her subjects, but her meeting with Napoleon led Louise to become revered as "the soul of national virtue". Her early death at the age of thirty-four "preserved her youth in the memory of posterity", and caused Napoleon to reportedly remark the king "has lost his best minister".