Sophie of Legnica

Sophie of Legnica (1525 – 6 February 1546) was a daughter of Frederick II, Duke of Legnica, Brzeg, and Wohlau, and his second wife, Sophie of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach (1485 – 1537).

Sophie of Legnica
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Died6 February 1546 (aged 20–21)
SpouseJohn George, Elector of Brandenburg
IssueJoachim III Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg
FatherFrederick II of Legnica
MotherSophie of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach

Sophie, who was brought up as a Protestant, married the future Elector John George of Brandenburg on 15 February 1545. She died before he acceded to the Electorate and never reigned as Electress of Brandenburg. Her son (and only child) Joachim Frederick did, however, accede to the Electorate in 1598.


  • Daniel Martin Ernst Kirchner: The princesses and queens on the throne of the Hohenzollerns, 2nd Part: The last eight princesses, Berlin, 1867, p. 1-4.