Portrait of Princess Louise Augusta as a child. Pastel by H.P. Sturz, 1771.
Portrait of Count J.F. Struensee. Copy by Hans Hansen, 1824, of original by Jens Juel.
Queen Caroline Amalie. Signed: L. Aumont, 1830.
Caroline Mathilde. Copy of original by Jens Juel from 1771.
Portrait of Christian VII in his coronation robes.
Princess Louise Augusta was married to Frederik Christian of Augustenborg in 1786. She was the mother of Caroline Mathilde, the Queen of Christian VIII.
J.F. Struensee was born in Germany. He was educated in Halle and worked after that as a physician in Altona. In 1768, Struensee became physician to the mentally ill Christian VII, and after having travelled with the King, he moved to Copenhagen.
Caroline Mathilde became the Queen of Denmark in 1766, when she married Christian VII. She was a sister of King George III of Great Britain. Caroline Mathilde was the mother of Frederik VI and Princess Louise Augusta.
The long peaceful period continued into the second half of the 18th century, and in time the economy also blossomed. The great powers of Europe were at war during long periods and trade found new ways to the benefit of neutral Denmark.