Finland / Frederik Kaarle I (King Frederick Charles I)

Finland - Frederik Kaarle I (King Frederick Charles I) (9 October 1918 - 14 December 1918)

Frederick Charles Louis Constantine, Prince and Landgrave of Hesse, Friedrich Karl Ludwig Konstantin Prinz und Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel in German, was the brother-in-law of the German Emperor Wilhelm II.

Frederick Charles was elected as the King of Finland by the Parliament of Finland on 9 October 1918. However, with the end of World War I, in light of his German birth and the abdication of Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany ending monarchies in Germany, the arrangement was quickly considered untenable by influential Finns of the time and by Frederick himself. Not much is known of the official stance of the victorious Allied Powers. Frederick Charles renounced the throne on 14 December 1918, without ever arriving in the country, much less taking up his position. Finland subsequently adopted a republican constitution.

During his brief reign he was known in Finnish as Frederik Kaarle I, King of Finland.

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