Margravine Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg

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Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg
Duchess of Courland
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Spouse Duke Jacob Kettler of Courland
Father George William, Elector of Brandenburg
Mother Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate
Born (1617-09-13)13 September 1617
Berlin
Died 28 August 1676(1676-08-28) (aged 58)
Mitau

Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg (13 September 1617 – 29 August 1676), was a Duchess consort of Courland. She was politically active during her tenure as duchess consort.

She was born to George William, Elector of Brandenburg and Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate (1597–1660).

She was married on 9 October 1645 to Duke Jacob Kettler of Courland (1642–1682). A poem was composed for the wedding by Simon Dach. Louise Charlotte is attributed to have had a large influence over the policy of state during the reign of her consort; she worked with her brother in the interest of Brandenburg, but is also credited to have contributed to the greatness of Courland during her tenure. The negotiations between Brandenburg, Russia, Sweden and Poland took place in Mitau during her de facto reign.

Issue[edit]

Name Birth Death Notes
Louise Elisabeth Kettler 12 August 1646 16 December 1690 married Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg; had issue; died aged 33
Christina Kettler - - never married; died young
Ladislas Friedrich Kettler - - never married; died young
Frederick II Casimir Kettler 6 July 1650 22 January 1698 married (1) Countess Sophie Amalie of Nassau-Siegen; had issue (2) Margravine Elisabeth Sophie of Brandenburg; had issue; died aged 48
Charlotta Maria Kettler 17 September 1651 1 December 1728 never married; became the Abbess in Herford; died aged 76
Marie Amalie Anna Kettler 12 June 1653 16 June 1711 married Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel; had issue; died aged 58
Charles Jacob Kettler 20 October 1654 29 December 1677 never married; died aged 23
Ferdinand Kettler 2 November 1655 4 May 1737 married Princess Johanna Magdalene of Saxe-Weissenfels; no issue; died aged 81
Alexander Kettler 16 October 1658 1686 never married; died aged 28

Sources[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.
Margravine Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg
Born: 13 September 1617 Died: 29 August 1676
Preceded by
Duchess Sophie of Prussia
Duchess consort of Courland
1645–1676
Succeeded by
Sophie Amalie of Nassau-Siegen