Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, Queen consort in Prussia

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Queen Sophia Charlotte von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (Hannover, Welf), Kurfürstin zu Brandenburg, Königin in Preußen

Also Known As: "Sophie Charlotte /Hanover/", "''Sophia Charlotte''"
Birthdate: (36)
Birthplace: Schloss Iburg, Bad Iburg, Osnabruck, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Deutschland(HRR)
Death: February 1, 1705 (36)
Hannover, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Deutschland(HRR)
Place of Burial: Berlin, Brandenburg, Deutschland(HRR)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ernst August, Herzog zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg; Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg; Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg Ernest Augustus and Sophia of Hanover
Wife of King Frederick of Prussia, I and Frederick I of Prussia
Mother of King Frederick William of Prussia, I; Friedrich Augustus von Brandenburg, Prinz; Son (stillborn) von Hohenzollern and Friederich Wilhelm I, König in Preußen
Sister of George I of Great Britain; Maximilian William of Brunswick-Lüneburg; Ernest Augustus, Duke of York and Albany; Maximilian William of Brunswick-Lüneburg; Duke of York and Albany Ernest Augustus and 10 others
Half sister of King George I Hanover and Sophie Charlotte von Platen-Hallermund, Gräfin

Occupation: Queen of Prussia, Queen Consort in Prussia, , Princess of Hanover, Sophie Charlotte Hanover, Princess of Hanover (nn mrg), Herzogin von Braunschweig und Lüneburg ( Königin in PREUSSEN (1701 - 1705), Kurfürstin von Brandenburg (1688-1705)
Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, Queen consort in Prussia

Sophia Charlotte of Hanover (30 October 1668, at Schloss Iburg in Bad Iburg near Osnabrück – 1 February 1705 in Hanover) was the daughter of Ernst August, Elector of Hanover and Sophia of the Palatinate. Her eldest brother Georg Ludwig would succeed to the British throne in 1714 as King George I. She was once rumoured to be marrying the widower Louis XIV. By marrying Frederick I of Prussia, she became Queen in Prussia. Their only child to reach maturity became Frederick William I of Prussia.

Sophia Charlotte is mainly remembered for her friendship and correspondence with her mother's good friend and tutor Gottfried Leibniz, whose avowed disciple she became. Sophia Charlotte's death of pneumonia on 21 January 1705 (OS; 1 February NS), when she was 36 years of age, devastated him.


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Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, Queen consort in Prussia's Timeline

October 12, 1668
Bad Iburg, Osnabruck, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Deutschland(HRR)
October 6, 1685
Age 16
Ansbach, Bayern, Deutschland(HRR)
Age 18
Prussia - died in infancy
August 14, 1688
Age 19
August 14, 1688
Age 19
Berlin, Brandenburg, Deutschland(HRR)
February 1, 1705
Age 36
Hannover, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Deutschland(HRR)
Berlin, Brandenburg, Deutschland(HRR)