Christine Charlotte of Solms-Braunfels

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Christine Charlotte of Solms-Braunfels
Spouse(s) Casimir William of Hesse-Homburg
Noble family House of Solms-Braunfels
Father William Maurice of Solms-Braunfels
Mother Magdalena Sophie of Hesse-Homburg
Born (1690-11-10)10 November 1690
Greifenstein
Died 16 October 1771(1771-10-16) (aged 80)
Homburg

Christine Charlotte of Solms-Braunfels (10 November 1690 in Greifenstein – 16 October 1771 in Homburg) was a Countess of Solms-Braunfels by birth and by marriage Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg.

Life[edit]

Christine Charlotte was a daughter of Count William Maurice of Solms-Braunfels (1651-1720) from his marriage to Magdalena Sophie (1660-1720), the daughter of Landgrave William Christoph of Hesse-Homburg.

She married on 3 October 1722 in Braunfels to Landgrave Casimir William of Hesse-Homburg (1690-1726). They resided in Hötensleben. The princess took care of the education of her children; for this purpose she apponted the theologician August Friedrich Sack as court tutor. In 1727, he published his Conseils d'un ami à jeune homme qui entre dans le monde, describing the education of her son.

Casimir William died at the age of 36, shortly after the birth of their third child. In 1727, the Reichskammergericht in Wetzlar confirmed the appointment of Christine Charlotte as regent for her underage son.

Her brother Frederick William was raised to Imperial Prince in 1742. In 1746, her regency ended and her son became the ruling Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg.

Issue[edit]

married in 1746 Countess Ulrike Louise of Solms-Braunfels (1731-1792)
  • Eugene (1725-1725)
  • Ulrike Sophie (1726–1792)

References[edit]

  • Mark Pockrandt: Biblische Aufklärung, p. 28,

Online

  • Philipp Dieffenbach: Geschichte von Hessen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Grohßerzogthums, p. 232 ff, Online
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.