Princess Eleonore Juliane of Brandenburg-Ansbach

Eleonore Juliane of Brandenburg-Ansbach (23 October 1663 – 4 March 1724) was a princess of Brandenburg-Ansbach and through her marriage duchess of Württemberg-Winnental.

Eleonore Juliane of Brandenburg-Ansbach
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Eleonore Juliane of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Born(1663-10-23)23 October 1663
Ansbach
Died4 March 1724(1724-03-04) (aged 60)
Ansbach
Noble familyHohenzollern
Spouse(s)Frederick Charles, Duke of Württemberg-Winnental
FatherAlbert II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
MotherSophie Margarete of Oettingen-Oettingen

LifeEdit

 
Eleonore Juliane of Brandenburg-Ansbach

Eleonore Juliane was a daughter of Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1620–1667) and his second wife Countess Sophie Margarete (1634–1664), daughter of Joachim Ernst, Count of Oettingen-Oettingen. On 31 October 1682, in Ansbach, she married Frederick Charles, Duke of Württemberg-Winnental, with a commemorative coin struck for the wedding[1] At the wedding Eleonore's brother John Frederick met the composer Johann Sigismund Kusser, who later worked at Ansbach.[2]

After her husband's death, Eleonore moved to Ansbach in 1710 to support her youngest daughter. Eleonore came into personal contact with August Hermann Francke during this time and also wrote songs. Philipp Friedrich von Geismar acted as her advisor and steward.[3] Eleonore is buried in the Stiftskirche, Stuttgart.

ChildrenEdit

∞ 1727 Princess Maria Augusta of Thurn and Taxis (1706–1756)
∞ 1722 Ursula Katharina of Altenbockum (1680–1743)
∞ 1709 William Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1685–1723)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Württembergische Jahrbücher für Statistik und Landeskunde, W. Kohlhammer, 1860, S. 124 (Digital version)
  2. ^ Samantha Owens (Hrsg.): Band 154 von Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerti Sacri, Opera Seconda, A-R Editions, Inc., 2009, S. 12
  3. ^ Claudia Tietz: Johann Winckler (1642-1705): Anfänge eines lutherischen Pietisten, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2008, S. 76
  • Horst Weigelt: Geschichte des Pietismus in Bayern, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2001, S. 212