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Margravine Hedwig Sophie of Brandenburg

Margravine Hedwig Sophie of Brandenburg

German noble
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German noble
A.K.A. Hedwig Sophie von Brandenburg
Gender female
Birth July 14, 1623 (Berlin)
Death June 26, 1683 (Schmalkalden)
Mother: Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate
Father: George WilliamElector of Brandenburg
Spouse: William VILandgrave of Hesse-Kassel
Children: Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-KasselWilliam VIILandgrave of Hesse-KasselCharles ILandgrave of Hesse-KasselPhilipLandgrave of Hesse-PhilippsthalElisabeth Henriette of Hesse-Kassel
The details

Hedwig Sophia of Brandenburg (1623–1683) was Landgravine consort and Regent of Hesse-Kassel. Daughter of George William, Elector of Brandenburg and Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, she married in 1649 to William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel. Regent from 1663 until 1677 as the guardian of her under age sons, William VII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel and Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel.


8. Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg
4. John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg
9. Margravine Catherine of Brandenburg-Küstrin
2. George William, Elector of Brandenburg
10. Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia
5. Duchess Anna of Prussia
11. Marie Eleonore of Cleves
1. Margravine Hedwig Sophie of Brandenburg
12. Louis VI, Elector Palatine
6. Frederick IV, Elector Palatine
13. Landgravine Elisabeth of Hesse
3. Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate
14. William the Silent
Prince of Orange and Count of Nassau
7. Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau
15. Princess Charlotte of Bourbon
Title last held by
Amalie Elisabeth of Hanau-Münzenberg
Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel
9/19 July 1649–16 July 1663
Title next held by
Maria Amalia of Courland

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