Princess Dorothea Charlotte of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Dorothea Charlotte of Brandenburg-Ansbach (28 November 1661 – 15 November 1705) was a German noblewomen, and by her marriage to Ernest Louis, Landgravine consort of Hesse-Darmstadt. The marriage took place on 1 December 1687.
|Dorothea Charlotte of Brandenburg-Ansbach|
|Born||28 November 1661|
|Died||15 November 1705 (aged 43)|
City Church, Darmstadt
Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
|Father||Albert of Brandenburg-Ansbach|
|Mother||Sophia Margaret of Oettingen-Oettingen|
Dorothea Charlotte was a daughter of the Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1620–1667), from his second marriage to Sophia Margaret of Oettingen-Oettingen (1634–1664), daughter of Joachim Ernest of Oettingen-Oettingen.
Dorothea Charlotte was a pietist and exerted some influence upon the affairs of state in favour of the pietists in the first years of her marriage. In cooperation with Philipp Jakob Spener, whose patron she became, she promoted pietism at the court and the local University. After her death, Ernest Louis turned against pietism.
She died in 1705 and was buried in the City Church in Darmstadt.
Her children were:
- Dorothea Sophie (1689–1723)
- married in 1710 Count John Frederick of Hohenlohe-Öhringen (1683–1765)
- Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (1691–1768)
- married in 1717 Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg (1700–1726)
- married in 1720 Landgrave Maximilian of Hesse-Kassel (1689–1753)
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|Ancestors of Princess Dorothea Charlotte of Brandenburg-Ansbach|
- Gustav A Benrath, Martin Brecht: Pietism and the Modern Era, vol 13, Oxford University Press, p. 191 ff
- Martin Brecht: The Romantic, p. 412
- Heinrich Zehfu: antiquity of the royal capital Darmstadt, p. 69 ff
Title last held byElisabeth Dorothea of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
| Landgravine consort of Hesse-Darmstadt
Title next held byCountess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken