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Countess Johanna Sophia of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Countess Johanna Sophia of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

By marriage Countess of Schaumburg-Lippe
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Quick Facts
Intro By marriage Countess of Schaumburg-Lippe
Gender female
Birth December 16, 1673 (Langenburg, Landkreis Schwäbisch Hall, Stuttgart Government Region, Baden-Württemberg)
Death August 18, 1743 (Stadthagen, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany)
Family
Mother: Juliana Dorotea de Castell-Remlingen
Father: Henry FrederickCount of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Spouse: Frederick ChristianCount of Schaumburg-Lippe
Children: Albert WolfgangCount of Schaumburg-Lippe
The details
Biography

Countess Johanna Sophia of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (born 16 December 1673 in Langenburg; died: 18 August 1743 in Hagen) was a German noblewoman by birth and by marriage Countess of Schaumburg-Lippe.

Johanna Sophia was the sixth daughter of Count Henry Frederick of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his second wife Dorothea Juliana Countess of Castell-Remlingen. Besides her beauty, she was also a clever and apt pupil.

Marriage and issue

On 4 January 1691 in Langenburg Johanna Sophie married Count Frederick Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe (1655–1728). Early in their marriage, she was allowed to accompany her husband, who travelled a great deal, but later was left behind more often. When disagreements erupted between Johanna Sophie and her husband, she moved with her two sons to Hanover. The marriage ended in divorce in 1723, and two years later Frederick Christian married his mistress, Maria Anna von Gall. From the couple had the following children:

  • Frederick August (1693–1694)
  • Wilhelm Ludwig (1695-1695)
  • Sophie Charlotte (1697-1697)
  • Philip (1697–1698)
  • Albert Wolfgang (1699–1748), Count of Schaumburg-Lippe 1728-1748
  • Frederick Charles Louis (1702–1776)

Later life

Johanna Sophia became friends with the Electoral Princess Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1683–1737), later wife of King George II and accompanied her to the United Kingdom. The Countess was a Lady-in-waiting at the English court of the Kings of Hanover in London.

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