Sophie Luise of Württemberg

Sophie Luise of Württemberg (19 February 1642, in Stuttgart – 3 October 1702, in Bayreuth) was a Margravine of Brandeburg-Bayreuth as the wife of Christian Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth. She was a princess of Württemburg by birth, as the daughter of Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg and of Anna Katharina Dorothea von Salm-Kyrburg [de].[1][2][3]

BiographyEdit

She married Christian Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth from 1655 to 1712, widower of Sophia of Saxe-Weissenfels the year before. The marriage was celebrated in Stuttgart on 8 February 1671.

Sophie-Louise gave her husband six children:[4]

  • Christiane Eberhardine (29 December 1671, Bayreuth - 5 September 1727, Pretzsch)
  • Elenore Magdalene (24 January 1673, Bayreuth - 13 December 1711, Ettlingen)
  • Klaudia Eleonore Sofie (4 July 1675, Bayreuth - 11 February 1676, Bayreuth)
  • Charlotte Emilie (4 June 1677, Bayreuth - 15 February 1678, Bayreuth)
  • Georg Wilhelm (26 November 1678, Bayreuth - 18 December 1726, Bayreuth)
  • Karl Ludwig (21 November 1679, Bayreuth - 7 April 1680, Bayreuth)

She died on 3 October 1702 and was buried in Bayreuth. Her husband remarried the following year to Elisabeth Sophie of Brandenburg and they had no further children. Of the surviving children, George William became a margrave on the death of his father in 1712, while Christiane-Eberhardine married Frederick Augustus, Duke of Saxony, King of Poland, in 1693.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Markgrafenkirchen Schlosskirche Bayreuth". Markgrafenkultur (in German). Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Sophie Luise von Württemberg". geneee.org (in German). Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Faltblatt Die Bayreuther Markgräfinnen (1603–1763)" (PDF) (in German). Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Hohenzollern 3". www.genealogy.euweb.cz. Retrieved 2022-02-06.