Person:Sophia of Hanover (1)

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Name Sophia of Hanover
Alt Name Sophia van de Palts
Alt Name Sophie von der Pfalz
Gender Female
Birth[1] 14 Oct 1630 's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Marriage 30 Sep 1658 Heidelberg, Baden, Germanyto Ernest Augustus _____, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Death[1] 8 Jun 1714 Herrenhausen, Hannover, Preußen, Germany
Reference Number? Q57224?


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Sophia of Hanover (born Sophia of the Palatinate; 14 October 1630 – 8 June 1714) was the Electress of Hanover from 1692 to 1698. As a granddaughter of James I, she became heir presumptive to the crowns of the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Ireland under the Act of Settlement 1701. After the Acts of Union 1707, she became heir presumptive to the unified throne of the Kingdom of Great Britain. She died less than two months before she would have become queen succeeding her first cousin once removed, Queen Anne, and her claim to the throne passed on to her eldest son, George Louis, Elector of Hanover, who ascended as George I on 1 August 1714 (Old Style).

Born to Frederick V of the Palatinate, a member of the House of Wittelsbach, and Elizabeth Stuart, in 1630, Sophia grew up in the Dutch Republic, where her family had sought refuge after the sequestration of their Electorate during the Thirty Years' War. Sophia's brother Charles Louis was restored to the Lower Palatinate as part of the Peace of Westphalia. Sophia married Ernest Augustus of Brunswick-Lüneburg in 1658. Despite his jealous temper and frequent absences, Sophia loved him, and bore him seven children who survived to adulthood. Initially a landless cadet, Ernest Augustus succeeded in having the House of Hanover raised to electoral dignity in 1692. Therefore, Sophia became Electress of Hanover, the title by which she is best remembered. A patron of the arts, Sophia commissioned the palace and gardens of Herrenhausen and sponsored philosophers, such as Gottfried Leibniz and John Toland.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Sophia of Hanover, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Sophie Dorothea Prinzessin von der Pfalz, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.