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Name  Sophie Donhoff

Died  January 28, 1838
Sophie von Donhoff
Role  Frederick William II of Prussia\'s wife
Spouse  Frederick William II of Prussia (m. 1790)
Children  Friedrich Wilhelm, Count Brandenburg, Julie von Brandenburg
Grandchildren  Friedrich von Brandenburg, Wilhelm von Brandenburg
Similar People  Frederick William II of Prussia, Frederick William III of Prussia, Wilhelmine of Prussia - Queen of

Sophie Friederike Juliane von Dönhoff (17 October 1768 – 28 January 1838) was a German lady-in-waiting and a morganatic spouse by bigamy to King Frederick William II of Prussia.

She was the daughter of Friedrich Christian von Voss and Amalia Ottilia av Vieregg. In 1789, she became the lady-in-waiting of the Prussian queen, Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt. Sophie married Frederick at Charlottenburg Palace 11 April 1790. She was described as a talented pianist and singer and admired for her attractive figure. Sophie tried to influence Frederick against Wilhelmine von Lichtenau and Bischoff Werder, but he responded by advising her against political activity; the couple separated in 1792. In 1805, Sophie bought a farm, Oberbarnim, which became her occupation for the rest of her life.

Children:

  • Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg (24 January 1792 – 6 November 1850), prime minister of Prussia
  • Sophie (Julie) von Brandenburg (4 January 1793 – 29 January 1848), married to Frederick Ferdinand, Duke of Anhalt-Köthen
  • References

    Sophie von Dönhoff Wikipedia


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