Sophia Dorothea of Celle

Sophia Dorothea of Celle

the Electoral Princess of Hanover + the Hereditary Princess of Brunswick-l%c3%bcneburg
Born Sep 15, 1666
Hometown Celle
Died Nov 13, 1726
Death Place Ahlden

Sophia Dorothea of Brunswick and Luneburg (15 September 1666 – 13 November 1726) was the wife and cousin of George Louis, Elector of Hanover, later George I of Great Britain, and mother of George II through an arranged marriage of state, instigated by the machinations of Duchess Sophia of Hanover. She is best remembered for her affair with Philip Christoph von Königsmarck that led to her being imprisoned in Castle of Ahlden for the last thirty years of her life.… Read More

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1666 Birth Sophia Dorothea was born on 15 September 1666, the only child of George William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg by his long term mistress, Eleonore d'Esmier d'Olbreuse (1639–1722), Countess of Williamsburg, a Huguenot lady, the daughter of Alexander II d'Esmiers, Marquess of Olbreuse.


1726 60 Years Old Died on November 13, 1726.
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