Sophie of Württemberg, Duchess of Saxe-Weimar

Sophie of Württemberg (20 November 1563 - 21 July 1590), was a German noblewoman member of the House of Württemberg and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Weimar.

Sophie of Württemberg
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Duchess consort of Saxe-Weimar
Born20 November 1563
Died21 July 1590(1590-07-21) (aged 26)
SpouseFrederick William I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
IssueDorothea Sophia, Abbess of Quedlinburg
Princess Anna Marie
HouseHouse of Württemberg
FatherChristoph, Duke of Württemberg
MotherAnna Maria of Brandenburg-Ansbach

Born in Stuttgart,[1] she was the youngest of twelve children born from the marriage of Christoph, Duke of Württemberg and Anna Maria of Brandenburg-Ansbach. From her eleven older siblings, nine survive adulthood: Eberhard, Hereditary Prince of Württemberg, Hedwig (by marriage Landgravine of Hesse-Marburg), Elisabeth (by her two marriages Countess of Henneberg-Schleusingen and Countess Palatine of Veldenz-Lauterecken), Sabine (by marriage Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel), Emilie (by marriage Countess Palatine of Simmern-Sponheim), Eleonore (by her two marriages Princess of Anhalt and Landgravine of Hesse-Darmstadt), Louis III, Duke of Württemberg, Dorothea Maria (by marriage Countess Palatine of Sulzbach) and Anna (by her two marriages Duchess of Oława and Legnica).


In Weimar on 5 May 1583 Sophie married Frederick William I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar.[2] They had six children, of whom only two survive adulthood:[3]

  1. Dorothea Marie (Weimar, 8 May 1584 – Weimar, 9 September 1586).
  2. John William, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Weimar (Weimar, 30 June 1585 – Weimar, 23 January 1587).
  3. Frederick (Weimar, 26 September 1586 – Weimar, 19 January 1587).
  4. Dorothea Sophia (Weimar, 19 December 1587 – Weimar, 10 February 1645), Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg (1618).
  5. Anna Marie (Weimar, 31 March 1589 – Dresden, 15 December 1626).
  6. stillborn son (Vacha, 21 July 1590).

Sophie died in Vacha aged 26, following complications of her last childbirth. She was buried in the Stadtkirche St.Peter und Paul, Weimar.[4]


  1. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the House of Württemberg". Retrieved 3 October 2014.[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the House of Wettin".[self-published source][better source needed] [retrieved 3 October 2014].
  3. ^ Sophia v.Württemberg in: Genealogy Database by Herbert Stoyan Archived 2014-10-06 at the Wayback Machine [retrieved 4 October 2014].
  4. ^ Württemberg line in: [retrieved 3 October 2014].
Sophie of Württemberg, Duchess of Saxe-Weimar
Born: 20 November 1563 Died: 21 July 1590
German royalty
Title last held by
Dorothea Susanne of the Palatinate
Duchess consort of Saxe-Weimar
Title next held by
Anna Maria of the Palatinate-Neuburg