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Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel German duchess

German duchess
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Intro German duchess
Gender female
Birth 13 January 1724 (Wolfenbüttel)
Death 17 May 1802 (Coburg)
Mother: Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Father: Ferdinand Albert IIDuke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Siblings: Friedrich Franz von Braunschweig-WolfenbüttelDuke Ferdinand of Brunswick-WolfenbüttelCharles IDuke of Brunswick-WolfenbüttelDuke Anthony Ulrich of BrunswickDuke Louis Ernest of Brunswick-LüneburgAlbrecht BraunschweigDuchess Luise of Brunswick-WolfenbüttelJuliana Maria of Brunswick-WolfenbüttelElisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-BevernTherese of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Spouse: Ernest FrederickDuke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Children: FrancisDuke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
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Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (13/23 January 1724, Wolfenbüttel – 17 May 1802, Coburg) was the tenth of 17 children of Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.


She married Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld on 23 April 1749 at Wolfenbüttel. Among her notable great-grandchildren were Prince Albert, Queen Victoria, Ferdinand II of Portugal, Empress Carlota of Mexico and Leopold II of Belgium.

  1. Franz Frederick Anton, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (b. Coburg 15 July 1750- d. Coburg, 9 December 1806), father of Leopold I of Belgium and grandfather of Leopold II, Empress Carlota of Mexico, Queen Victoria of Great Britain, and her husband Prince Albert.
  2. Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand (b. Coburg, 21 November 1751- d. Coburg, 16 February 1757).
  3. Fredericka Juliane (b. Coburg, 14 September 1752 - d. Coburg, 24 September 1752).
  4. Caroline Ulrike Amalie (b. Coburg, 19 October 1753 - d. Coburg, 1 October 1829), a nun at Gandersheim.
  5. Ludwig Karl Frederick (b. Coburg, 2 January 1755 - d. Coburg, 4 May 1806); he had an illegitimate son by some Mademoiselle Brutel de la Riviére: Ludwig Frederick Emil of Coburg (b. Hildburghausen, 1779 - d. Coburg, 1827). In turn, the five children of Ludwig Frederick were created Freiherren von Coburg. His descendants still alive.
  6. Ferdinand August Heinrich (b. Coburg, 12 April 1756 - d. Coburg, 8 July 1758).
  7. Frederick (b. Coburg, 4 March 1758 - d. Coburg, 26 June 1758).


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