Eleonore Sophie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg

Eleonore Sophie, Princess of Anhalt-Bernburg (née Princess Eleonore Sophie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg; 14 February 1603 - 5 January 1675) was a member of the Danish royal family and the consort of Christian II, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg.

Eleonore Sophie
Sophia Eleonora Fürstin zu Anhalt geb. Herzogin von Schleswig-Holstein 1603 - 1675.jpg
Princess Consort of Anhalt-Bernburg
Reign17 April 1630 – 22 September 1656
Born(1603-02-14)14 February 1603
Sønderborg, Duchy of Schleswig
Died5 January 1675(1675-01-05) (aged 71)
Ballenstedt, Anhalt
Holy Roman Empire
SpouseChristian II, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg
IssueVictor Amadeus, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg
Anna Elisabeth of Anhalt-Bernburg
HouseOldenburg (by birth)
Ascania (by marriage)
FatherJohn II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
MotherAgnes Hedwig of Anhalt

BiographyEdit

Eleonore was born in Sønderborg on 14 February 1603 to John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, the third son of Christian III of Denmark and Norway and Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, and Agnes Hedwig of Anhalt, the daughter of Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt.[1][2]

On 28 February 1625 Eleonore married Prince Christian of Anhalt-Bernburg in Ahrensbök.[3] They had fifteen children:[4]

  1. Beringer (b. Schüttorf, 21 April 1626 – d. Bernburg, 17 October 1627).
  2. Sophie (b. Bernburg, 11 September 1627 – d. Bernburg, 12 September 1627).
  3. Joachim Ernest (b. Ballenstedt, 13 June 1629 – d. Ballenstedt, 23 December 1629).
  4. Christian, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg (b. Bernburg, 2 January 1631 – d. Bernburg, 20 June 1631).
  5. Erdmann Gideon, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg (b. Harzgerode, 21 January 1632 – d. Bernburg, 4 April 1649).
  6. Bogislaw (b. Harzgerode, 7 October 1633 – d. Harzgerode, 7 February 1634).
  7. Victor Amadeus, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg (b. Harzgerode, 6 October 1634 – d. Bernburg, 14 February 1718).
  8. Eleonore Hedwig (b. Bernburg, 28 October 1635 – d. Gandersheim, 10 September 1685).
  9. Ernestine Auguste (b. Plön, 23 December 1636 – d. Bernburg, 5 October 1659).
  10. Angelika (b. Bernburg, 6 June 1639 – d. Quedlinburg, 13 October 1688).
  11. Anna Sophia (b. Bernburg, 13 September 1640 – d. Sonnenwalde, 25 April 1704), married on 20 September 1664 to George Frederick, Count of Solms-Sonnenwalde; their daughter Sophie Albertine married Karl Frederick, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg.
  12. Karl Ursinus (b. Bernburg, 18 April 1642 – d. Parma, 4 January 1660).
  13. Ferdinand Christian (b. Bernburg, 23 October 1643 – d. Ballenstedt, 14 March 1645).
  14. Marie (b. Ballenstedt, 25 January 1645 – d. Bernburg, 5 January 1655).
  15. Anna Elisabeth (b. Bernburg, 19 March 1647 – d. Bernstadt, 3 September 1680), married on 13 March 1672 to Christian Ulrich I, Duke of Württemberg-Oels.

In 1630 her husband succeeded his father, Christian I, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg, as the Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg. After her husband's death in 1656, their son Victor Amadeus became Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg.

She died in Ballenstedt on 5 January 1675. She was buried in the crypt of the Castle Church of St. Aegidien.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Person Page". thepeerage.com.
  2. ^ "Oldenburg 2". genealogy.euweb.cz.
  3. ^ Christian; Krause, G. (19 June 2019). "Tagebuch Christians des jüngeren". Verlag der Dyk'schen buchhandlung – via Hathi Trust.
  4. ^ "Ascania 8". genealogy.euweb.cz.
  5. ^ "Bernburg". 8 July 2017. Archived from the original on 8 July 2017.