Caroline of Ansbach

Caroline of Ansbach

Wife of King George Ii of Great Britain
Born Mar 1, 1683

Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach was the queen consort of King George II of Great Britain. Her father, John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, was the ruler of a small German state. Caroline was orphaned at a young age and moved to the enlightened court of her guardian, Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, consort of Frederick I of Prussia.… Read More

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1683 Birth Caroline was born on 1 March 1683 at Ansbach, the daughter of John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and his second wife, Princess Eleonore Erdmuthe of Saxe-Eisenach. … Read More
1692 9 Years Old In 1692, Caroline's widowed mother was pushed into an unhappy marriage with the Elector of Saxony, and she and her two children moved to the Saxon court at Dresden. … Read More


1696 13 Years Old Eleonore remained in Saxony for another two years, until her death in 1696. … Read More


1703 20 Years Old …  Charles made official overtures to her in 1703, and the match was encouraged by King Frederick of Prussia.
1704 21 Years Old After some consideration, Caroline refused in 1704, as she would not convert from Lutheranism to Catholicism. … Read More
1705 22 Years Old On 22 August 1705, Caroline arrived in Hanover for her wedding to George Augustus; they were married that evening in the palace chapel at Herrenhausen.
1707 24 Years Old By May of the following year, Caroline was pregnant, and her first child Prince Frederick was born on 20 January 1707. … Read More


…  In June 1714, Dowager Electress Sophia died in Caroline's arms at the age of 84, and Caroline's father-in-law became heir presumptive to Queen Anne. … Read More
1717 34 Years Old …  At the baptism in November 1717, her husband fell out with his father over the choice of godparents, leading to the couple's placement under house arrest at St. James's Palace prior to their banishment from court. … Read More
1718 35 Years Old Further tragedy occurred in 1718, when Caroline miscarried at Richmond Lodge, her country residence. … Read More
1720 37 Years Old In April 1720, Walpole's wing of the Whig party reconciled with the governing wing, and Walpole and Caroline helped to effect a reconciliation between the King and her husband for the sake of public unity. … Read More


1724 41 Years Old In the final years of her life, Caroline was troubled by gout in her feet, but more seriously she had suffered an umbilical hernia at the birth of her final child in 1724.
1727 44 Years Old Caroline became queen consort on the death of her father-in-law in 1727, and she was crowned alongside her husband at Westminster Abbey on 11 October that year. … Read More
1728 45 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The Regency Act 1728 made Caroline rather than Frederick regent when her husband was in Hanover for five months from May 1729. … Read More


1734 51 Years Old Caroline's eldest daughter Anne married William IV of Orange in 1734, and moved with her husband to the Netherlands. … Read More
1735 52 Years Old In mid-1735, Frederick, Prince of Wales, was further dismayed when Caroline, rather than himself, again acted as regent while the King was absent in Hanover. The King and Queen arranged Frederick's marriage, in 1736, to Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. … Read More
…  In June 1737, Frederick informed his parents that Augusta was pregnant, and due to give birth in October. … Read More
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