Sophie Charlotte of Württemberg

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Sophie Charlotte of Württemberg
Duchess consort of Saxe-Eisenach
Reign1688–1698
Born(1671-02-22)22 February 1671
Stuttgart
Died11 September 1717(1717-09-11) (aged 46)
Allstedt
SpouseJohn George II, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach
FatherEberhard III, Duke of Württemberg
MotherMarie Dorothea Sophie of Oettingen-Oettingen

Sophie Charlotte of Württemberg (22 February 1671 – 11 September 1717), was a German noblewoman member of the House of Württemberg and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Eisenach.

Born in Stuttgart, she was the ninth of eleven children of Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg and his second wife, Countess Marie Dorothea Sophie of Oettingen-Oettingen. From Sophie Charlotte's ten full-siblings, only she and his three (unmarried) brothers George Frederick, Louis and John Frederick survive adulthood; in addition, they had fourteen older half-siblings from their father's first marriage with Anna Katharina, Wild- and Rheingräfin of Salm-Kyrburg, of whom only eight survived: Sophie Louise (by marriage Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth), Christine Fredericka (by marriage Duchess of Oettingen-Oettingen), Christine Charlotte (by marriage Princess of East Frisia), William Louis, Duke of Württemberg, Anna Katharine (unmarried), Eberhardine Katharine (by marriage Duchess of Oettingen-Oettingen), Frederick Charles, Duke of Württemberg-Winnental and Karl Maximilian (unmarried).

Life

In Kirchheim unter Teck on 20 September 1688, Sophie Charlotte married John George II, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach. They had no children.[1]

Duke John George II died of smallpox on 10 November 1698. Sophie Charlotte never remarried and survived him eighteen years. She died in Allstedt aged 46 and was buried in the Georgenkirche, Eisenach.[2]

Notes

  1. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the House of Wettin". genealogy.euweb.cz. Retrieved 29 September 2014.[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach line in: Royaltyguide.nl [retrieved 29 September 2014].
Sophie Charlotte of Württemberg
Born: 22 February 1671 Died: 11 September 1717
German royalty
Vacant
Title last held by
Johannetta of Sayn-Wittgenstein
Duchess consort of Saxe-Eisenach
1688-1698
Succeeded by
Christine Juliane of Baden-Durlach