Sophia Dorothea of Hanover

Sophia DorotheaQueen of PrussiaPrincess Sophia Dorothea of HanoverQueen Sophia DorotheaSophie DorotheaPrincess Sophia DorotheaPrincess Sophie Dorothee of Braunschweig-CelleQueenQueen Sophia of PrussiaQueen Sophie
Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (26 March 1687 – 28 June 1757) was a Queen consort in Prussia as spouse of Frederick William I. She was the sister of George II, King of Great Britain and the mother of Frederick II, King of Prussia.wikipedia
108 Related Articles

Frederick the Great

Frederick IIFrederick II of PrussiaFrederick
She was the sister of George II, King of Great Britain and the mother of Frederick II, King of Prussia.
Frederick, the son of Frederick William I and his wife, Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, was born in Berlin on 24 January 1712.

George II of Great Britain

George IIKing George IIPrince of Wales
She was the sister of George II, King of Great Britain and the mother of Frederick II, King of Prussia.
His sister, Sophia Dorothea, was born when he was three years old.

Frederick William I of Prussia

Frederick William IFriedrich Wilhelm IFrederick William
Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (26 March 1687 – 28 June 1757) was a Queen consort in Prussia as spouse of Frederick William I.
Frederick William married his first cousin Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, George II's younger sister (daughter of his uncle, King George I of Great Britain and Sophia Dorothea of Celle) on 28 November 1706.

Sophia Dorothea of Celle

Sophia Dorothea of Brunswick-Lüneburg-CelleSophie DorotheaDuchess Sophia Dorothea of Brunswick-Celle
She was the only daughter of George Louis of Hanover, later King George I of Great Britain, and his wife Sophia Dorothea of Celle.
Sophia Dorothea, born 1686, later wife of King Frederick William I of Prussia, and mother of Frederick the Great

Monbijou Palace

Schloss MonbijouCastle MonbijouHohenzollern Museum
In 1717, she hosted Peter the Great on his visit to Berlin at her own palace Monbijou, as per the king's request, which was vandalized as a result.
From 1712 the little palace served as the summer residence of Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, who in 1706 married Frederick William I of Prussia, the son and successor of Frederick I. Both she and her father-in-law are attributed with naming the palace "Monbijou", from the French mon bijou ("my jewel").

Louisa Ulrika of Prussia

Queen Louisa UlrikaLouisa UlrikaLovisa Ulrika
She then continued her life ambition of a Prussian-British marriage alliance, accomplishing a "reconciliation between the houses of England and Prussia negotiated by the Queen", this time between the Prince of Wales and her daughter Louisa Ulrika:
Louisa Ulrika was born in Berlin as the daughter of Frederick William I of Prussia and his wife Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, and was thus a younger sister of both Wilhelmine of Bayreuth and Frederick the Great.

Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia

Philippine CharlottePhilippine Charlotte of Prussiathe Dowager Duchess
When the crown prince was liberated after the wedding of his sister, Sophia Dorothea resumed negotiations with Great Britain to marry him to Princess Amelia, and her next daughter, Philippine Charlotte, to the Prince of Wales, thus still completing her life project of an Prussian-British marriage alliance.
Philippine Charlotte was the fourth child and third daughter of Frederick William I of Prussia and his spouse Sophia Dorothea of Hanover.

George I of Great Britain

George IKing George IKing George
She was the only daughter of George Louis of Hanover, later King George I of Great Britain, and his wife Sophia Dorothea of Celle.

Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth

Wilhelmine of PrussiaWilhelmineWilhelmina
She was the eldest daughter of Frederick William I of Prussia and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, and granddaughter of George I of Great Britain.

Princess Amelia of Great Britain

Princess AmeliaAmelia Amelia
Sophia Dorothea held a longtime ambition to arrange a double marriage between her eldest son, Crown Prince Frederick, to Princess Amelia of Great Britain, as well as her eldest daughter Wilhelmine to Frederick, future Prince of Wales.
Amelia's aunt Sophia Dorothea, Queen in Prussia suggested Amelia as a suitable wife for her son Frederick (later known as Frederick the Great) but his father Frederick William I of Prussia forced his son to marry Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Bevern instead.

Prince Augustus William of Prussia

Augustus WilliamAugustus William of PrussiaAugust
Sophia Dorothea presided at the wedding of her son Prince William in 1742, and her daughter Louisa Ulrika in 1744.
Augustus was the second surviving son of Frederick William I and Sophia Dorothea.

Princess Friederike Luise of Prussia

Frederica LouiseFriederike Luise of PrussiaFredericka Louise of Prussia
Princess Friederike Luise of Prussia (Friederike Luise von Preußen) (29 August 1714 – 4 February 1784) was a daughter of Frederick William I of Prussia and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover and Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach.

Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia

Sophia DorotheaSophia Dorothea of PrussiaSophie
Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia (Sophia Dorothea Marie von Preußen) (25 January 1719 – 13 November 1765) was the ninth child and fifth daughter of Frederick William I of Prussia and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover.

Sophie von Kameke

Sophie de Kameke
Upon his return, had to be prevented from beating her by her chief lady-in-waiting, Sophie de Kameke, who held his arm and told him "if he had only come there to kill his wife, he had better have kept away."
She served as oberhofmeisterin to the queen of Prussia, Sophia Dorothea of Hanover.

Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

Luise of Brunswick-WolfenbüttelLouise AmalieLuise Amelie of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
On 6 January 1742 she married Prince Augustus William of Prussia, second son of King Frederick William I of Prussia and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover.

Prince Henry of Prussia (1726–1802)

Prince Henry of PrussiaPrince HenryHenry
Born in Berlin, Henry was the 13th child of King Frederick William I of Prussia and Princess Sophia Dorothea of Hanover.

Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg

Anna AmaliaPrincess Anna AmaliaAnna Amalia of Prussia
She was one of ten surviving children of King Frederick William I of Prussia and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover.

Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia

Augustus FerdinandPrince August FerdinandPrince Ferdinand
He belonged to the House of Hohenzollern, and was the youngest son of Frederick William I of Prussia by his wife Queen Sophia Dorothea.

Margravine Elisabeth Louise of Brandenburg-Schwedt

Elisabeth LouiseElisabeth Louise, Princess Augustus Ferdinand of PrussiaElisabeth Louise, Princess of Prussia
Her mother was a daughter of Frederick William I of Prussia and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover.

List of Prussian consorts

Queen consort in PrussiaQueen of PrussiaDuchess consort of Prussia
Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (26 March 1687 – 28 June 1757) was a Queen consort in Prussia as spouse of Frederick William I.

Queen consort

Queenconsortempress consort
Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (26 March 1687 – 28 June 1757) was a Queen consort in Prussia as spouse of Frederick William I.

Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg

HanoverHanoverianElectorate of Hanover
Sophia Dorothea was born on 16 March 1687 (O.S.), in Hanover.

Sophia of Hanover

Sophia, Electress of HanoverSophiaElectress Sophia
They had met as children when Frederick William had spent some time in Hanover under the care of their grandmother, Sophia of Hanover, and though Sophia Dorothea disliked him, Frederick William had reportedly felt an attraction to her early on.