Landgravine Charlotte of Hesse-Homburg

Charlotte of Hesse-Homburg (Charlotte Dorothea Sophia; 17 June 1672 – 29 August 1738) was a Duchess of Saxe-Weimar by marriage to Johann Ernst III, Duke of Saxe-Weimar.

Charlotte of Hesse-Homburg
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Duchess consort of Saxe-Weimar
Born(1672-06-17)17 June 1672
Died29 August 1738(1738-08-29) (aged 66)
SpouseJohann Ernst III, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
IssuePrince Karl Frederick
Prince Johann Ernst
Princess Marie Luise
Princess Christiane Sophie
Charlotte Dorothea Sophia
FatherFrederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
MotherLouise Elisabeth of Courland


Born in Kassel, she was the eldest of twelve children born from the second marriage of Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg with Louise Elisabeth Kettler, Princess of Courland and Semigallia.

In Kassel on 4 November 1694 Charlotte married Johann Ernst III, Duke of Saxe-Weimar as his second wife.

After her husband's death in 1707, she received as a Wittum (Dower land) the town of Hardisleben. Her main residence was the Yellow Castle (German: Gelbe Schloss) in Weimar, which was built during 1702-1704.

The guardianship of her only surviving child, Johann Ernest, was given to her brother-in-law William Ernest; however, Charlotte devotedly took care of her son during his illness and death aged 18, in 1715.

Charlotte died in Weimar aged 66. She was buried in the Fürstengruft, Weimar.[1]


She had four children:[2][3][better source needed]

  1. Charles Frederick (Weimar, 31 October 1695 – Weimar, 30 March 1696).
  2. Johann Ernest (Weimar, 25 December 1696 – Frankfurt, 1 August 1715).
  3. Marie Louise (Weimar, 18 December 1697 – Weimar, 29 December 1704).
  4. Christiane Sophie (Weimar, 7 April 1700 – Weimar, 18 February 1701).


  1. ^ Hesse-Homburg line in: Archived 2016-05-23 at the Wayback Machine [retrieved 5 October 2014].
  2. ^ Charlotte Dorothea Sophia Landgraefin v.Hessen-Homburg in: Genealogy Database by Herbert Stoyan Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine [retrieved 5 October 2014].
  3. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the House of Wettin". Retrieved 5 October 2014.[self-published source]


Landgravine Charlotte of Hesse-Homburg
Born: 17 June 1672 Died: 29 August 1738
German royalty
Title last held by
Princess Sophie Auguste of Anhalt-Zerbst
Duchess consort of Saxe-Weimar
Title next held by
Eleonore Wilhelmine of Anhalt-Köthen