Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

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Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Antoinette Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.jpg
Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Tenure 1 March 1735 – 2 September 1735
Spouse Ferdinand Albert II of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Issue Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Duke Anthony Ulrich
Elisabeth Christine, Queen of Prussia
Duke Louis Ernest
Duke Ferdinand
Luise, Princess of Prussia
Sophie, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Teresa Natalia, Abbess of Gandersheim
Juliana Maria, Queen of Denmark
Father Louis Rudolph of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Mother Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen
Born 14 April 1696
Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Died 6 March 1762 (aged 65)
Brunswick, Germany

Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (Antoinette Amalie; 14 April 1696 – 6 March 1762) was a Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and the wife of her father's cousin Ferdinand Albert II of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. She was the mother of the Queen of Prussia, Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and Queen of Denmark and Norway.

Background[edit]

Antoinette was born the youngest of four daughters born to Louis Rudolph of Brunswick-Lüneburg and his wife Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen. Her older sister was Elisabeth Christine, mother of Empress Maria Theresa. Her other surviving sister Charlotte Christine was the daughter-in-law of Peter the Great of Russia.

Marriage[edit]

15 October 1712 saw her marriage to Ferdinand Albert II of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, son of Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Christine of Hesse-Eschwege.

The marriage was very happy and Antoinette was the mother of eight sons and six daughters. After 1735, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg her father died and her husband succeeded him. Her husband himself died September the same year. The Dowager Duchess went on to survive her husband for 27 years.

Issue[edit]

  1. Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1 August 1713 – 26 March 1780) married Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia and had issue.
  2. Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (28 August 1714 – 4 May 1774) married Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Russia and had issue.
  3. Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (8 November 1715 – 13 January 1797) married Frederick II of Prussia, no issue.
  4. Louis Ernest of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (25 September 1718 – 12 May 1788) died unmarried.
  5. Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (12 January 1721 – 3 July 1792) died unmarried.
  6. Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (29 January 1722 – 13 January 1780) married Prince Augustus William of Prussia and had issue.
  7. Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (13/23 January 1724 – 17 May 1802) married Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and had issue.
  8. Albert of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1725–1745) died unmarried.
  9. Charlotte of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1725–1766) died unmarried.
  10. Theresa Natalie of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (4 June 1728 – 26 June 1778) died unmarried.
  11. Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (4 September 1729 – 10 October 1796) married Frederick V of Denmark and had issue.
  12. Frederick William of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1731–1732) died in infancy.
  13. Frederick Francis of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1732–1758) died unmarried.

Ancestry[edit]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 14 April 1696 – 15 October 1712 Her Serene Highness Duchess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
  • 15 October 1712 – 1 March 1735 Her Serene Highness the Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Princess of Bevern
  • 1 March 1735 – 2 September 1735 Her Serene Highness the Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Princess of Wolfenbüttel
  • 2 September 1735 – 6 March 1762 Her Serene Highness the Dowager Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Dowager Princess of Wolfenbüttel

References[edit]

German nobility
Preceded by
Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen
Duchess consort of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
1735–1735
Vacant
Title next held by
Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia