Princess Bernardina Christina Sophia of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
|Bernardina Christina Sophia of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach|
|Spouse(s)||John Frederick, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt|
|Noble family||House of Wettin|
|Father||Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach|
|Mother||Eleonore Wilhelmine of Anhalt-Köthen|
5 May 1724|
|Died||5 June 1757
Bernhardina Christiana Sophia of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (5 May 1724 in Weimar – 5 June 1757 in Rudolstadt), was a princess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach by birth and by marriage Duchess of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.
She was a daughter of Duke Ernest Augustus I of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1688-1748) from his first marriage with Eleonore Wilhelmine (1696-1726), the daughter of Prince Emmanuel Lebrecht of Anhalt-Köthen. She married on 19 November 1744 in Eisenach to Prince John Frederick of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1721-1767).
The Princess, who was described as particularly benevolent, acquired the Handwerkerhof in Rudolstadt in 1756 and founded the Bernardina Abbey for noblewomen in this building. Her coat of arms at the entrance to the building are a reminder of her. The building was extended to house six noblewomen. To this end, Bernhardine purchased a neighbouring building and incorporated it into the abbey. She personally wrote the constitution of the abbey.
She didn't live to see the inauguration of the abbey in 1757, because she died at age 33. She was deeply mourned by her husband, who never remarried.
From her marriage Bernhardina Christiana Sophia had the following children:
- Frederika (1745-1778)
- married in 1763 Prince Frederick Charles of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1736-1793)
- Unnamed child (1746-1746)
- Unnamed child (1747-1747)
- Sophia Ernestina (1749-1754)
- Wilhelmina (1751-1780)
- married in 1766 to Prince Louis of Nassau-Saarbrücken (1745-1794)
- Henrietta Charlotte (1752-1756)
- L. Renovanz: Chronik der fürstl. Schwarzburgischen Residenzstadt Rudolstadt, Rudolstadt 1860, p. 41 (Online)
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