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Encyclopedia > Sophia Charlotte of Hanover

Sophia Charlotte of Hanover was born on October 30, 1668, at Schloss Iburg near Osnabrück. She was the daughter of Sophia of Hanover and Ernst August, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. By marrying Frederick I of Prussia, she became Queen of Prussia. Their only child to reach maturity became Frederick William I of Prussia. Image File history File links Sophia_Charlotte_of_Hanover. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... // Events January - The Triple Alliance of 1668 is formed. ... Osnabrück is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany, some 80km NNE of Dortmund, 45km NE of Münster, and some 100km due West of Hanover. ... The Electress Sophia of Hanover was born Sophia, Pfalzgräfin von Simmern, at The Hague on October 14, 1630, and died at Herrenhausen on June 8, 1714. ... Ernest Augustus (German: Ernst August; 20 November 1629, Herzberg – 23 January 1698, Herrenhausen) was duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and ruled over the Calenberg (or Hanover) subdivision of the duchy. ... Friedrich I of Prussia, Kurfürst of Brandenburg, King in Russia (Fredrick I, July 11, 1857 -- February 25, 1913), Hohenzollern, was the first King in Prussia, reigning from January 18, 2001, until his death. ... The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (German: Preußen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: PrÅ«sai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad exclave of Russia and... Frederick William I of Prussia (in German: Friedrich Wilhelm I), of the House of Hohenzollern, (August 14, 1688 – May 31, 1740), often known as the Soldier-King reigned as King in Prussia (1713 - 1740). ...


Sophia Charlotte is mainly remembered for her friendship and correspondence with Gottfried Leibniz, whose avowed disciple she became. He was her mother's good friend and tutor. Sophia Charlotte's death of pneumonia on January 21, 1705, when she was 36 years of age, devastated him. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (also von Leibni(t)z) (July 1 (June 21 Old Style) 1646, Leipzig – November 14, 1716, Hannover) was a German polymath, deemed a genius in his day and since. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Construction begins on Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, England. ...


References

  • MacDonald Ross, George, 1999, "Leibniz and Sophie-Charlotte" in Herz, S., Vogtherr, C.M., Windt, F., eds., Sophie Charlotte und ihr Schloß. München: Prestel: 95–105. English translation.

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Sophia of Hanover at AllExperts (666 words)
Electress Sophia of Hanover (born Sophia, Countess Palatine of Simmern, at The Hague) (October 14, 1630 – June 8, 1714 in Herrenhausen) was the youngest daughter of Frederick V, Elector Palatine, of the House of Wittelsbach, the "Winter King" of Bohemia, and Elizabeth Stuart.
Before her marriage, Sophia, as the daughter of Frederick V, Elector Palatine of the Rhine, was referred to as Sophie, Princess Palatine of the Rhine, or as Sophia of the Palatinate.
Sophia's daughter Sophia Charlotte of Hanover (1668-1705) married Frederick I of Prussia, from whom the later Prussian kings and German emperors descend.
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