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Sophie of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach

Sophie of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach German princess

German princess
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German princess
Gender female
Birth 10 March 1485 (Ansbach)
Death 24 May 1537 (Legnica)
Star sign PiscesPisces
Family
Mother: Sophia JagiellonMargravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Father: Frederick IMargrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Siblings: franzingxxx klindix AlbertDuke in PrussiaGumpert of Brandenburg-Ansbach-KulmbachJohann of Brandenburg-AnsbachGeorgeMargrave of Brandenburg-AnsbachWilhelm of Brandenburg-AnsbachCasimirMargrave of Brandenburg-BayreuthJohn Albert of Brandenburg-Ansbach-KulmbachFriedrich von Brandenburg-AnsbachElisabeth of Brandenburg-Ansbach-KulmbachAnna of Brandenburg-Ansbach-KulmbachBarbara of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach
Spouse: Frederick II of Legnica
Children: Sophie of LegnicaJohn GeorgeElector of BrandenburgFrederick III of LegnicaGeorge II of Brieg
The details
Biography

Sophie of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach (10 March 1485, Ansbach – 24 May 1537, Legnica) was a princess of Brandenburg-Ansbach and was by marriage Duchess of Legnica.

Life

Sophie was a daughter of the Margrave Frederick the Elder of Brandenburg-Ansbach and Bayreuth (1460–1536) from his marriage to Sophia of Poland ( 1464–1512), daughter of King Casimir IV of Poland.

She married on 24 November 1518 the Duke Frederick II of Legnica in Silesia (1480–1547). He had built Piast Castle in Legnica in the early 16th Century, the Renaissance main entrance portal is decorated with busts of Sophie and Frederick, The pair is also shown in a window of the Church of Our Lady of Legnica.

Sophie is not to be confused with her eponymous niece (1535–1587), who was also Duchess of Legnica.

Offspring

From her marriage, Sophie had the following children:

  • Frederick III (1520–1570), Duke of Legnica.
married in 1538 princess Catherine of Mecklenburg (1518-1581)
  • George II (1523–1586), Duke of Brzeg
married in 1545 princess Barbara of Brandenburg (1527-1595)
  • Sophie (1525–1546)
married in 1545 Elector John George of Brandenburg (1525-1598)

Literature

  • A. velvet: Chronicle of Legnica, printed by W. Pentecost, 1868, p. 204 ff.

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