Sophie Elisabeth of Brandenburg

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Sophie Elisabeth of Brandenburg
Spouse(s) Frederick William II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Noble family House of Hohenzollern
Father Christian William of Brandenburg
Mother Dorothea of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Born (1616-02-01)1 February 1616
Moritzburg in Halle
Died 16 March 1650(1650-03-16) (aged 34)
Altenburg Castle
Buried Brother Church in Altenburg

Sophie Elisabeth of Brandenburg (1 February 1616 at Moritzburg Castle in Halle – 16 March 1650 at Altenburg Castle) was a Princess of Brandenburg by birth and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Altenburg.

Life[edit]

Sophie Elizabeth was the only child of Margrave Christian William of Brandenburg (1587-1665) from his first marriage with Dorothea (1596-1643), the daughter of the Duke Henry Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. The princess was born at Moritzburg Castle in Halle, where her father resided as administrator of the Archbishopric of Magdeburg.

She married on 18 September 1638 in Altenburg to Duke Frederick William II of Saxe-Altenburg (1603-1669). The marriage was described as a happy one; however, it remained childless.[1] She financially supported the construction of the Friedhof Church in Altenburg.[2]

Sophie Elisabeth died 16 March 1650 and was buried in the ducal crypt in the Brother Church in Altenburg.[3]

References[edit]

  • F. A. W. Dünnemann: Stammbuch der brandenburgisch-preussischen Regenten, Nauck, 1831, p. 107
  • Johann Sebastian Mitternacht: Trauer- und Trost-Ode : welche bey dem Fürstlichen Leichbegängnis der ... Sophien Elisabeten / Hertzogin zu Sachsen / Jülich / Cleve und Bergk ... des ... Friederich Wilhelmen / Hertzogen zu Sachsen ... Fürstlichen Gemahlin / höchstseligsten Andenckens ..., Fürstl. Sächß. Officin, Altenburg, 1650 (Online)
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Moritz Theodor Frommelt: Sachsen-Altenburgische Landeskunde oder Geschichte, Geographie und Statistik des Herzogthums Sachsen-Altenburg: für alle Stände nach Urkunden und den besten Quellen, Klinkhardt, 1838, p. 140
  2. ^ Geschichts- und Altertumsforschende Gesellschaft des Osterlandes,Altenburg: Mitteilungen, Band 1-2, 1844, S. 64 (Online)
  3. ^ Beschreibung der Residenzstadt Altenburg und ihrer Umgebung: mit durchgängiger Berücksichtigung der Vergangenheit für Fremde und Einheimische : mit einem Grundriss von Altenburg und dem Laufe der Eisenbahn von Leipzig über Altenburg, Plauen nach Hof, Schnuphase, 1841, p. 50 (Online)