Duchess Sophie of Prussia

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Not to be confused with Sophia of Prussia.
Duchess Sophie
Duchess consort of Courland and Semigallia
Sophia of Prussia, duchess of Courland.jpg
Spouse Wilhelm Kettler
Issue Jacob Kettler
House House of Hohenzollern (by birth)
Kettler family (by marriage)
Father Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia
Mother Marie Eleonore of Cleves
Born (1582-03-31)31 March 1582
Died 24 November 1610(1610-11-24) (aged 28)

Duchess Sophie of Prussia (c. 31 March 1582 – c. 24 November 1610) was a German princess of the Duchy of Prussia and a member of the House of Hohenzollern.

Sophie was the daughter of Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia, and Marie Eleonore of Cleves. She was courted by Wilhelm Kettler, son of Gotthard Kettler of Courland and Anna of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Their marriage contract was signed in Königsberg on 5 January 1609. Sophie died on 24 November 1610, four weeks after the birth of her only son, Jacob, who later succeeded his paternal uncle Friedrich Kettler as Duke of Courland.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Duke William (1574–1640) and Duchess Sophie (1582–1610)". From Duke Gotthard till Duke James. Latvian State Historical Archives in Riga. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
Duchess Sophie of Prussia
Born: 31 March 1582 Died: 4 December 1610
Preceded by
Elisabeth Magdalena of Pomerania
Duchess consort of Courland
1609–1610
Succeeded by
Margravine Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg