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Sophie Angelika of Württemberg-Oels

Sophie Angelika of Württemberg-Oels

Sophie Angelika of Württemberg-Oels
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Quick Facts

Was Noble Aristocrat
From Germany
Field Royals
Gender female
Birth 30 May 1677, Bierutów, Gmina Bierutów, Oleśnica County, Poland
Death 11 November 1700, Pegau, Landkreis Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (aged 23 years)
Star sign Gemini
Family
Mother: Anna Elisabeth of Anhalt-Bernburg
Father: Christian Ulrich I, Duke of Württemberg-Oels
Siblings: Louise Elisabeth of Württemberg-Oels
Spouse: Frederick Henry, Duke of Saxe-Zeitz-Pegau-Neustadt
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Sophie Angelika of Württemberg-Oels (30 May 1677 - 11 November 1700), was a Duchess of Württemberg-Oels by birth and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Zeitz-Pegau-Neustadt.

Born in Bernstadt (now called Bierutów), the capital of the Duchy of Bernstadt in Silesia, she was the fifth of the seven children of Duke Christian Ulrich I of Württemberg-Oels and his first wife, Anna Elisabeth, a daughter of Prince Christian II of Anhalt-Bernburg and Eleonore Sophie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg.

Her mother died after complications in her last childbirth on 3 September 1680 and her father remarried three more times: in Doberlug on 27 October 1683 to Sibylle Maria, a daughter of Duke Christian I of Saxe-Merseburg; in Hamburg on 4 February 1695 to Sophie Wilhelmine, a daughter of Prince Enno Louis Cirksena of East Frisia and in Güstrow on 6 December 1700 with Sophia, a daughter of Duke Gustav Adolph of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. Sophie Angelika and her older sister Louise Elisabeth (by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Merseburg-Lauchstädt) are the only surviving children from her parents' marriage. From her father's later marriages she had eight half-siblings, of whom only three survive adulthood: Charles Frederick II, Duke of Württemberg-Oels, Christian Ulrich II, Duke of Württemberg-Wilhelminenort (both sons of Sibylle Maria) and Auguste Louise (daughter of Sophie Wilhelmine; by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Weissenfels-Barby).

Life

In Öls on 23 April 1699, Sophie Angelika married Prince Frederick Henry of Saxe-Zeitz. Shortly after, he received from his older brother Maurice Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Zeitz, the towns of Pegau and Neustadt as appanage. From then on, Frederick Henry assumed the title Duke of Saxe-Zeitz-Pegau-Neustadt (Herzog von Sachsen-Zeitz-Pegau-Neustadt).

Sophie Angelika and her husband settled their residence in Pegau, where she died aged 23 after only nineteen months of childless union. She was buried in the Hallenkrypta of the Dom St.Peter und Paul, Zeitz.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 10 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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