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Philip Christoph von Königsmarck

Swedish: Greve Philipp Christoph Königsmarck, 4.Greve af Vestervik och Stegeholm
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Birthplace: Stade, Niedersachsen, Tyskland
Death: July 12, 1694 (29)
Hannover, Niedersachsen, Tyskland (Germany) (murdered)
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Son of Conrad Christoffer von Königsmarck, Duke and Maria Christina Wrangel af Lindeberg
Partner of Princess Sophia of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Brother of Aurora Marie von Königsmarck, Pröpstin des Stiftes Quedlinburg; Amalia von Königsmarck and Carl Johann von Königsmarck

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About Philip Christopher von Königsmarck

Philip Christoph von Königsmarck (4 March 1665 – 2 July 1694), also spelled Philipp, was a Swedish count and soldier. He was allegedly the lover of Sophia Dorothea, Princess of Celle, the wife of Duke George Louis of Brunswick and Lüneburg, the heir presumptive of the Principality of Calenberg, later to become Elector of Hanover (as George I Louis, 1708) and King of Great Britain (as George I, 1714)

Königsmarck was born in Stade. He was the grandson of the Swedish Field Marshal Hans Christoff von Königsmarck, Bremen-Verden's governor general in Stade, and nephew to the Swedish Field Marshal Otto Wilhelm Königsmarck and Beata Elisabet von Königsmarck. He was the son of Count Kurt Christoph von Königsmarck (1634-1673), son of Hans Christoff von Königsmarck, and Countess Maria Christina von Wrangel (1628-1691), daughter of Count Hermann von Wrangel. His sister Maria Aurora of Königsmarck was later mistress to Augustus II the Strong of Poland, with whom she had the son Maurice de Saxe, the brilliant French military commander. His other sister Amalia Wilhelmina was a noted dilettante artist. His brother Karl Johann von Königsmarck is alleged to have hired three assassins to kill Thomas Thynne – husband of heiress Elizabeth Seymour, Duchess of Somerset,[6] whom Königsmarck had been wooing – on 12 February 1681. The assassins were hanged on 10 March 1682 though their alleged hirer was acquitted.

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Philip Christoph von Königsmarck or Philipp Christoph Königsmarck, (4 March 1665 – 2 July 1694) was a Swedish count of Brandenburgian extraction and a soldier. He was allegedly the lover of Sophia Dorothea, Princess of Celle, the wife King George I of Great Britain.

Königsmarck was the grandson to the Swedish Field Marshal Hans Christoff von Königsmarck, Bremen-Verden's governor general in Stade, and nephew to the Swedish Field Marshal Otto Wilhelm Königsmarck. His sister Maria Aurora of Königsmarck was later mistress to Augustus II the Strong of Poland, with whom she had the son Maurice de Saxe, the brilliant French military commander. His other sister Amalia Wilhelmina was a noted dilettante artist. His brother Karl Johann von Königsmarck is alleged to have hired three assassins to kill Thomas Thynne – husband of heiress Elizabeth Seymour, Duchess of Somerset, whom Königsmarck had been wooing – on 12 February 1681. The assassins were hanged on 10 March 1682 though their alleged hirer was acquitted.

After wandering and fighting in various parts of Europe he entered the service of Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover. Here he made the acquaintance of Sophia Dorothea, and assisted her in one or two futile attempts to escape from Hanover. Remembered as the lover of the princess, due to the large amount of love letters that are now preserved at the University of Lund, he was seized, and disappeared from history: On the morning of 2 July 1694, after a meeting with Sophia, he disappeared from the Leineschloss castle.

He was purportedly murdered at the instigation of King George I, and his body was also purportedly disposed of in a river, possibly the Leine, in Germany. It is alleged that two of those involved in his death made confessions years later. In August 2016 a skeleton was found under the Hanover castle, it is believed that these are the remains of Königsmarck and further DNA testing by German officials is expected to take up to a year


... Endless family disputes of the Duke knew to exploit Clara Elisabeth in her favor and was considered the most powerful wife of Hanover. When in 1688 Philipp Christoph von Königsmarck entered the services of the spa prince, she was very impressed by the charm of the 17-year-old count. Whether she entered into a sexual relationship with him is not known. In January 1694 she tried to marry her daughter Sophia Charlotte to the count, but Königsmarck, who since March 1692 had had a sexual relationship with Sophie Dorothea, the wife of his spa prince, entertained, refused. Because of this affront by Count Königsmark, Klara Elisabeth von Platen-Hallermund, Mäitresse von Ernst August revealed to the cure prince the infidelity of his wife. In the wake of this "Königsmarck affair," Count Königsmarck disappeared without a trace and Sophie Dorothea was imprisoned for the rest of her life at Ahlden Castle .

After the death of Clara Elisabeth copies of a confession were in circulation, which she is said to have made on her deathbed. In this she admitted her complicity in Königsmarck's death. The original document itself, however, has disappeared.

Om Greve Philipp Christoph Königsmarck, 4.Greve af Vestervik och Stegeholm (svenska)

Förnamn Philip Christoph Efternamn von Königsmarck Königsmarck Födelseort Stade, Niedersachsen, Tyskland Stade, Lower Saxony, Germany Dödsdatum 12 juli 1694 2 juli 1694 Dödsort Hannover, Niedersachsen, Tyskland Unknown, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany

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Philip Christoph von Königsmarck or Philipp Christoph Königsmarck, (4 March 1665 – 2 July 1694) was a Swedish count of Brandenburgian extraction and a soldier. He was allegedly the lover of Sophia Dorothea, Princess of Celle, the wife King George I of Great Britain.

Königsmarck was the grandson to the Swedish Field Marshal Hans Christoff von Königsmarck, Bremen-Verden's governor general in Stade, and nephew to the Swedish Field Marshal Otto Wilhelm Königsmarck. His sister Maria Aurora of Königsmarck was later mistress to Augustus II the Strong of Poland, with whom she had the son Maurice de Saxe, the brilliant French military commander. His other sister Amalia Wilhelmina was a noted dilettante artist. His brother Karl Johann von Königsmarck is alleged to have hired three assassins to kill Thomas Thynne – husband of heiress Elizabeth Seymour, Duchess of Somerset, whom Königsmarck had been wooing – on 12 February 1681. The assassins were hanged on 10 March 1682 though their alleged hirer was acquitted.

After wandering and fighting in various parts of Europe he entered the service of Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover. Here he made the acquaintance of Sophia Dorothea, and assisted her in one or two futile attempts to escape from Hanover. Remembered as the lover of the princess, due to the large amount of love letters that are now preserved at the University of Lund, he was seized, and disappeared from history: On the morning of 2 July 1694, after a meeting with Sophia, he disappeared from the Leineschloss castle.

He was purportedly murdered at the instigation of King George I, and his body was also purportedly disposed of in a river, possibly the Leine, in Germany. It is alleged that two of those involved in his death made confessions years later. In August 2016 a skeleton was found under the Hanover castle, it is believed that these are the remains of Königsmarck and further DNA testing by German officials is expected to take up to a year

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Philip Christopher von Königsmarck's Timeline

1665
March 4, 1665
Stade, Niedersachsen, Tyskland
1694
July 12, 1694
Age 29
Hannover, Niedersachsen, Tyskland
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Den grevlig ätten von Königsmarck utslocknade år 1694 i och med Philips död