Princess Victoria Charlotte of Anhalt-Zeitz-Hoym

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Victoria Charlotte of Anhalt-Zeitz-Hoym
Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
Spouse Frederick Christian, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
Father Victor I, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
Mother Charlotte Louise of Isenburg-Birstein
Born (1715-12-25)25 December 1715
Schaumburg
Died 4 February 1772(1772-02-04) (aged 56)
Schaumburg
Burial Melander Crypt in Holzappel

Victoria Charlotte of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (25 September 1715 – 4 February 1772) was a princess of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym by birth and Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth by marriage.

Life[edit]

Victoria Charlotte was a daughter of Prince Victor I of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (1693–1772) from his first marriage to Charlotte Louise (1680–1739), daughter of Count William Maurice of Isenburg-Birstein.

On 26 April 1732 she married the later Margrave Frederick Christian of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1708–1769) in Schaumburg. After the wedding the couple moved into the New Castle in Neustadt an der Aisch at the request Frederick Christian's brother George Frederick Charles.[1]

The marriage ended in divorce in 1764, a year after Frederick Christian succeeded his brother as Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth. The couple had already lived separately since 1739 because Frederick Christian was very jealous.[2] Victoria Charlotte spent the last years of her life in humble conditions in Halle.

She died in 1772 and was buried in the Melander Crypt in Holzappel.

Issue[edit]

From her marriage, Victoria Charlotte had two daughters:

married in 1757 Duke Ernest Frederick III Carl of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1727-1780)
  • Sophie Magdalene (1737-1737)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Fortgesetzte neue genealogisch-historische nachrichten, [1762-1776], 168 part (in 14 vols.), part 97, Leipzig, 1769, p. 273 (Digitized)
  2. ^ Johann Wilhelm Holle: Geschichte der Stadt Bayreuth von den ältesten Zeiten bis 1792, p. 149, Seligsberg, 1901

References[edit]

  • Philipp Ernst Bertram, Johann C. Krause: Geschichte des Hauses und Fürstenthums Anhalt: Fortsetzung, vol. 2, p. 643 ff
Princess Victoria Charlotte of Anhalt-Zeitz-Hoym
Born: 25 September 1715 Died: 4 February 1792
German nobility
Preceded by
Sophie Caroline Marie of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Margravine consort of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
26 February 1763 - 1764
Succeeded by
Princess Frederica Caroline of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld