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Henrietta Maria of Brandenburg-Schwedt

Henrietta Maria of Brandenburg-Schwedt

Granddaughter of the Great Elector and the daughter of Philip William of Brandenburg-Schwedt
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About
Gender female
Birth January 1, 1702 (Berlin, Germany)
Death January 1, 1782 (Köpenick Palace, Köpenick, Treptow-Köpenick, Berlin)
Family
Mother: Princess Johanna Charlotte of Anhalt-Dessau
Father: Philip WilliamMargrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Spouse: Crown Prince Friedrich Ludwig
Children: Duchess Louise Frederica of Württemberg
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The details
Biography

Henriette Maria of Brandenburg-Schwedt (2 March 1702 probably in Berlin – 7 May 1782 in Köpenick), was a granddaughter of the "Great Elector" Frederick William of Brandenburg. She was the daughter of Philip William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt (1669-1711), the eldest son of the elector's second marriage with Sophia Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Her mother was Johanna Charlotte (1682-1750), the daughter of Prince John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau.

Life

She married on 8 December 1716 in Berlin to Hereditary Prince Frederick Louis of Württemberg (1698-1731), the only son of Duke Eberhard Louis of Württemberg. The marriage produced two children:

  • Eberhard Frederick (1718-1719)
  • Louise Frederica (1721-1791), married Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

Henrietta Maria died on 7 May 1782, aged 81, and was buried in the crypt below the church of Köpenick Palace, where she had spent her years of widowhood. Her daughter arranged for a black marble plate in the crypt to commemorate her mother. In the 1960s, the coffin was cremated, with permission of the Hohenzollern family, and the formerly open-ended crypt (as described by Fontane) was walled off. Her urn was buried below the black marble plate.

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