Augusta Dorothea of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

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Augusta Dorothea of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Augusta Dorothea of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, princess of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.jpg
Spouse(s) Anton Günther II, Count of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen-Arnstadt
Noble family House of Guelph
Father Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Mother Juliane of Holstein-Norburg
Born (1666-12-16)16 December 1666
Wolfenbüttel
Died 11 July 1751(1751-07-11) (aged 84)
Augustenburg Castle in Arnstadt

Augusta Dorothea of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (16 December 1666 in Wolfenbüttel – 11 July 1751 at Augustenburg Castle in Arnstadt) was a daughter of the Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and his wife Juliane of Holstein-Norburg.

Life[edit]

Auguste Dorothea married on 7 August 1684 in Wolfenbüttel to Count Anton Günther II of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. He was elevated to Imperial Prince in 1697. The couple resided in Arnstadt; the marriage remained childless.

Auguste Dorothea survived her husband by 35 years. She spent her long widowhood she at Augustenburg Castle in Arnstadt, building her famous dolls collection Mon Plaisir. These dolls were never intended as toys; they represent society in the style of a baroque Cabinet of curiosities. Augustenburg castle no longer exists; her doll collection has been moved to the New Palace in Arnstadt.

References[edit]

  • Apfelstedt, Börner, and Donhof: Heimathskunde für die Bewohner des Fürstenthums Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, part 3: Geschichte des Fürstlich-Schwarzburgischen Hauses, 1856, reprinted May 1998
  • Friedrich Apfelstedt: Das Haus Kevernburg-Schwarzburg von seinem Ursprunge bis auf unsere Zeit, Arnstadt, 1890, ISBN 3-910132-29-4
  • Matthias Klein and Carola Müller Die Puppenstadt im Schlossmuseum zu Arnstadt, German text with English summary, 3rd ed., Königstein im Taunus, 1999, ISBN 3-7845-1172-4

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