Person:Sophia Dorothea of Celle (1)

Sophia Dorothea of Celle
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Name Sophia Dorothea of Celle
Gender Female
Birth[1] 15 Sep 1666 Celle, Lüneburg, Niedersachsen, Germany
Marriage 22 Nov 1682 marriage arranged by parents
to George I _____, of Great Britain
Death[1] 13 Nov 1726 Ahlden, Hannover, Preußen, Germany
Reference Number? Q231876?

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Sophia Dorothea of Celle (15 September 1666 – 13 November 1726) was the repudiated wife of future King George I of Great Britain, and mother of George II. The union with her first cousin was an arranged marriage of state, instigated by the machinations of his mother, Sophia of Hanover. She is best remembered for her alleged affair with Philip Christoph von Königsmarck that led to her being imprisoned in the Castle of Ahlden for the last thirty years of her life.

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