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 Elisabeth Christine of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel

Elisabeth Christine of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel

Birth
Wolfenbuttel, Wolfenbütteler Landkreis, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 13 Jan 1797 (aged 81)
Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Burial Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Memorial ID 8821409 · View Source
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German Nobility. Queen consort to King Friedrich II. the Great of Prussia. The marriage was completely for political reasons. He was unwilling to marry her, but his father had imprisoned him in the Castle Küstrin and the only chance to be released was to marry. After the marriage in 1733 they lived in the Castle Rheinsberg. In 1740 Friedrich succeeded his father and the couple lived in different places from then on. She lived in the castle Niederschönhausen while he built Sans Souci which she never visited. He totally ignored her and only met her when necessary. She survived him by 11 years. There have been some speculations that Friedrich might have been homosexual.

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  • Originally Created by: Lutetia
  • Added: 24 May 2004
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elisabeth Christine of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (8 Nov 1715–13 Jan 1797), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8821409, citing Berliner Dom, Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .