Sophie Caroline of Brandenburg-Kulmbach

Sophie Caroline of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (31 March 1705 – 7 June 1764) was a princess consort of Ostfriesland as the spouse of Prince George Albert of East Frisia (1690–1734).

Sophie Caroline of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
Princess consort of Ostfriesland
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Sophie Caroline of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
Born(1705-03-31)31 March 1705
Weferlingen
Died7 June 1764(1764-06-07) (aged 59)
Copenhagen
SpousePrince George Albert of East Frisia
HouseHouse of Hohenzollern
FatherChristian Heinrich of Brandenburg-Bayreuth-Kulmbach
MotherSophie Christiane of Wolfstein

BiographyEdit

She was a daughter of Christian Heinrich of Brandenburg-Bayreuth-Kulmbach and his wife, Sophie Christiane of Wolfstein. She was married in 1723 with Prince George Albert of East Frisia.

In 1734, she became a widow, and in 1735, she was invited to Denmark by king Christian VI of Denmark, who was married to her sister, Sophia Magdalen of Brandenburg-Kulmbach. She lived permanently at the Danish court after 1740 until her death. She was described as a charming beauty, and her sister, the queen, was said to be jealous of her: it was widely believed, that she and her brother-in-law the king had an affair, but this have never been confirmed. In 1766, these rumours led to a case were a woman, Anna Sophie Magdalene Frederikke Ulrikke, demanded a pension with the claim to be the daughter of Sophie Caroline and Christian.

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Genealogie ascendante jusqu'au quatrieme degre inclusivement de tous les Rois et Princes de maisons souveraines de l'Europe actuellement vivans [Genealogy up to the fourth degree inclusive of all the Kings and Princes of sovereign houses of Europe currently living] (in French). Bourdeaux: Frederic Guillaume Birnstiel. 1768. p. 48.
Vacant
Title last held by
Christiane Louise of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
Princess of East Frisia
1723–1734
Vacant
Title next held by
Sophie Wilhelmine of Brandenburg-Kulmbach-Bayreuth