Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (Antoinette Amalie; 14 April 1696 – 6 March 1762) was a Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel by marriage to Ferdinand Albert II of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. She was the mother of the Queen of Prussia, the Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and the Queen of Denmark and Norway.

Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Antoinette Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.jpg
Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Tenure1 March 1735 – 2 September 1735
Born14 April 1696
Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Died6 March 1762 (aged 65)
Brunswick, Germany
SpouseFerdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Issue
among others....
Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Duke Anthony Ulrich
Elisabeth Christine, Queen of Prussia
Duke Louis Ernest
Duke Ferdinand
Luise, Princess of Prussia
Sophie, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Teresa Natalia, Abbess of Gandersheim
Juliana Maria, Queen of Denmark
Duke Frederick Francis
FatherLouis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
MotherPrincess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen

LifeEdit

Antoinette was the youngest of four daughters born to Louis Rudolph of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and his wife Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen. Her older sister was Elisabeth Christine, mother of Empress Maria Theresa. Her other surviving sister Charlotte Christine was the daughter-in-law of Peter the Great of Russia.

MarriageEdit

15 October 1712 saw her marriage to her father's cousin Ferdinand Albert II of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, son of Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern and Princess Christine of Hesse-Eschwege.

The marriage was described as very happy and Antoinette was the mother of eight sons and six daughters. In 1735, her father-in-law the Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg died and her husband succeeded him. Her husband himself died September the same year. The Dowager Duchess went on to survive her husband for 27 years.

IssueEdit

  1. Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1 August 1713 – 26 March 1780) married Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia and had issue.
  2. Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (28 August 1714 – 4 May 1774) married Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Russia and had issue.
  3. Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (8 November 1715 – 13 January 1797) married Frederick II of Prussia, no issue.
  4. Louis Ernest of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (25 September 1718 – 12 May 1788) died unmarried.
  5. Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (12 January 1721 – 3 July 1792) died unmarried.
  6. Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (29 January 1722 – 13 January 1780) married Prince Augustus William of Prussia and had issue.
  7. Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (13/23 January 1724 – 17 May 1802) married Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and had issue.
  8. Albert of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1725–1745) died unmarried.
  9. Charlotte of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1725–1766) died unmarried.
  10. Theresa Natalie of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (4 June 1728 – 26 June 1778) died unmarried.
  11. Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (4 September 1729 – 10 October 1796) married Frederick V of Denmark and had issue.
  12. Frederick William of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1731–1732) died in infancy.
  13. Frederick Francis of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1732–1758) died unmarried.

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

German nobility
Preceded by
Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen
Duchess consort of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
1735–1735
Vacant
Title next held by
Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia