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Princess Sophie Auguste of Anhalt-Zerbst

Sophie Auguste of Anhalt-Zerbst (9 March 1663 – 14 September 1694), was a German noblewoman member of the House of Ascania and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Weimar.

Sophie Auguste of Anhalt-Zerbst
Princess Sophie Auguste of Anhalt-Zerbst.jpg
Duchess consort of Saxe-Weimar
Reign1685–1694
Born(1663-03-09)9 March 1663
Zerbst
Died14 September 1694(1694-09-14) (aged 31)
Weimar
SpouseJohann Ernst III, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
IssuePrince Johann Wilhelm, Hereditary Duke of Saxe-Weimar
Ernst August I
Princess Eleonore Christiane
Princess Johanna Auguste
Princess Johanna Charlotte
HouseHouse of Ascania
FatherJohn VI, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst
MotherSophie Augusta of Holstein-Gottorp

Born in Zerbst, she was the eleventh of fourteen children born from the marriage of John VI, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst and Sophie Augusta of Holstein-Gottorp. Of her thirteen older and younger siblings, only four survived to adulthood: Karl William, Anthony Günther, John Adolph and John Louis.[1][2]

LifeEdit

In Zerbst on 11 October 1685, Sophie Auguste married Johann Ernst III, Duke of Saxe-Weimar. They had five children, of whom only two survive adulthood:

  1. John William, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Weimar (Weimar, 4 June 1686 - Weimar, 14 October 1686).
  2. Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (Weimar, 19 April 1688 – Eisenach, 19 January 1748), later inherited Eisenach and Jena.
  3. Eleonore Christiane (Weimar, 15 April 1689 – Weimar, 7 February 1690).
  4. Johanna Auguste (Weimar, 6 July 1690 – Weimar, 24 August 1691).
  5. Johanna Charlotte (Weimar, 23 November 1693 – Weimar, 2 March 1751).

Sophie Auguste died in Weimar, aged 31. She was buried in the Fürstengruft, Weimar.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Johann Fürst v.Anhalt-Zerbst in: Genealogy Database by Herbert Stoyan [retrieved 5 October 2014].
  2. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the House of Wettin". genealogy.euweb.cz. Retrieved 5 October 2014.[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Anhalt-Zerbst line in: Royaltyguide.nl [retrieved 5 October 2014].
Princess Sophie Auguste of Anhalt-Zerbst
Born: 9 March 1663 Died: 14 September 1694
German royalty
Preceded by
Charlotte Marie of Saxe-Jena
Duchess consort of Saxe-Weimar
1685-1694
jointly with Charlotte Marie of Saxe-Jena until 1690
Vacant
Title next held by
Charlotte of Hesse-Homburg