Sophie of Solms-Laubach

Sophie of Solms-Laubach (15 May 1594 – 16 May 1651), was a German regent, Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach by marriage to Joachim Ernst, and regent during the minority of her son from 1625 until 1639.

Sophie of Solms-Laubach
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Born(1594-05-15)15 May 1594
Died16 May 1651(1651-05-16) (aged 57)
Noble familySolms-Laubach
Spouse(s)Joachim Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
FatherJohn George I, Count of Solms-Laubach
MotherMargarethe of Schönburg-Glauchau


Sophie's parents were Count John George I of Solms-Laubach (1547–1600) and Margarethe of Schönburg-Glauchau (1554–1606). She married Margrave Joachim Ernst of Brandenburg-Ansbach in 1612.

After her husband's death in 1625, she took over the reign of the Margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach, as guardian and regent for her minor son Frederick. Frederick died in 1634 in the Battle of Nördlingen, shortly after he came of age. Sophie then continued reigning as regent for her son Albert, until he came of age in 1639. She was supported during her reign by Frederick of Solms-Rödelheim.


Sophie of Solms-Laubach had a daughter and four sons:

Sophie of Solms-Laubach
Born: 15 May 1594 Died: 16 May 1651
German nobility
Title last held by
Sophie of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach
14 October 1612 - 7 March 1625
Title next held by
Henriette Louise of Württemberg-Mömpelgard


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