Sophia of England

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Sophia of England
Detail from a 1625 engraving of King James and his family showing a baby in a cradle
Born22 June 1606
Greenwich Palace, Greenwich
Died(1606-06-23)23 June 1606 (aged 1 day)
Greenwich Palace, Greenwich
Full name
Sophia Stuart
FatherJames VI
MotherAnne of Denmark
Scottish and English Royalty
House of Stuart
Coat of Arms of England (1603-1649).svg
James VI and I
Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales
Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine
Princess Margaret
Charles I
Prince Robert, Duke of Kintyre
Princess Mary
Princess Sophia

Sophia Stuart (22 June – 23 June 1606) was the fourth daughter and seventh and final child of King James VI and I by his wife Anne of Denmark. She was born at Greenwich Palace on 22 June 1606 and died there the next day. She was buried in King Henry's Chapel, Westminster Abbey, in a monument designed by Maximilian Colt and painted by John de Critz that resembles a stone cradle.[1][2] She was likely named for her maternal grandmother, Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow.


  1. ^ Frederick Madden, Issues of the Exchequer in the Reign of James I (London, 1836), p. 60.
  2. ^ Westminster Abbey website, accessed January 2018