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Henrietta Maria of Brandenburg Schwedt

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Noble family  House of Hohenzollern
Name  Henrietta of
Henrietta Maria of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Father  Philip William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Mother  Princess Johanna Charlotte of Anhalt-Dessau
Born  2 March 1702 probably Berlin (1702-03-02)
Buried  Crypt in the church of Kopenick Palace
Died  May 7, 1782, Kopenick, Germany
Spouse  Crown Prince Friedrich Ludwig
Children  Duchess Louise Frederica of Wurttemberg
Parents  Philip William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt, Princess Johanna Charlotte of Anhalt-Dessau
Grandparents  Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg
Great-grandparents  Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

Henriette Maria of Brandenburg-Schwedt (2 March 1702 probably in Berlin – 7 May 1782 in Kopenick), was a granddaughter of the "Great Elector" Frederick William of Brandenburg. She was the daughter of Philip William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt (1669-1711), the eldest son of the elector's second marriage with Sophia Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg. Her mother was Johanna Charlotte (1682-1750), the daughter of Prince John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau.

Life

She married on 8 December 1716 in Berlin to Hereditary Prince Frederick Louis of Wurttemberg (1698-1731), the only son of Duke Eberhard Louis of Wurttemberg. The marriage produced two children:

  • Eberhard Frederick (1718-1719)
  • Louise Frederica (1721-1791), married Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
  • Henrietta Maria died on 7 May 1782, aged 81, and was buried in the crypt below the church of Kopenick Palace, where she had spent her years of widowhood. Her daughter arranged for a black marble plate in the crypt to commemorate her mother. In the 1960s, the coffin was cremated, with permission of the Hohenzollern family, and the formerly open-ended crypt (as described by Fontane) was walled off. Her urn was buried below the black marble plate.

    References

    Henrietta Maria of Brandenburg-Schwedt Wikipedia


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