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 Hedwig Sophie of Brandenburg

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Hedwig Sophie of Brandenburg

Birth
Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Death 16 Jun 1683 (aged 59)
Schmalkalden, Landkreis Schmalkalden-Meiningen, Thüringen, Germany
Burial Kassel, Stadtkreis Kassel, Hessen, Germany
Memorial ID 17079481 View Source
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Nobility, Landgravine of Hessen-Kassel. The daughter of Elector Georg Wilhelm and his wife Elisabeth Charlotte of Simmern was born in Berlin. In 1649 she married Landgrave Wilhelm VI of Hessen-Kassel in Cölln. She bore him seven children, including Philipp who became Landgrave of Hessen-Philippsthal, Charlotte Amalie who was married to Christian V of Denmark and Elisabeth Henriette who married her nephew. After the death of her husband she reigned the country for her son Wilhelm VII who died in 1670 in Paris before reaching the age of majority. She continued the reign until her second son Karl became of age. She retired in 1877 and moved to Schmalkalden where she died six years later.

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  • Added: 18 Dec 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 17079481
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/17079481/hedwig-sophie-of_brandenburg : accessed ), memorial page for Hedwig Sophie of Brandenburg (4 Jul 1623–16 Jun 1683), Find a Grave Memorial ID 17079481, citing Church of St. Martin, Kassel, Stadtkreis Kassel, Hessen, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .