Henrietta Maria of Brandenburg-Schwedt

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Henrietta Maria of Brandenburg-Schwedt
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Marie Henriette of Brandenburg-Schwedt and her husband, Frederick Louis of Württemberg (painting of 1716 by Antoine Pesne)
Spouse(s) Frederick Louis of Württemberg
Noble family House of Hohenzollern
Father Philip William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Mother Princess Johanna Charlotte of Anhalt-Dessau
Born (1702-03-02)2 March 1702
probably Berlin
Died 7 May 1782(1782-05-07) (aged 80)
Buried Crypt in the church of Köpenick Palace

Henriette Maria of Brandenburg-Schwedt (2 March 1702 probably in Berlin – 7 May 1782 in Köpenick), was a granddaughter of Great Elector. She was the daughter of Philip William of Brandenburg-Schwedt (1669-1711), the eldest son of the elector from his second marriage with Sophia Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Her mother was Johanna Charlotte (1682-1750), the daughter of Prince John George II of Anhalt-Dessau.


She married on 8 December 1716 in Berlin to Hereditary Prince Frederick Louis of Württemberg (1698-1731), the only son of Duke Eberhard Louis of Württemberg. The marriage produced two children:

Henrietta Maria died on 7 May 1782, aged 81, and was buried in the crypt below the church of Köpenick Palace, where she had spent her widow years. Her daughter arranged for a black marble plate in the crypt to commemorate her mother. In the 1960, the coffin was cremated, with permission of the Hohenzollern family, and the formerly open-ended crypt (as described by Fontane) was walled off. Her urn was buried below the black marble plate.


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.