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Margravine Sophie Christine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth

German noble
The basics
Date of birth Weferlingen
Date of death Jun 13, 1739 Brussels
Mother: Princess Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck
Father: George Frederick Charles Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
Spouse: Alexander Ferdinand 3rd Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Children: Karl Anselm 4th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
The details

Margravine Sophie Christine Louise of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (in German: Sophie Christine Luise, Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth; 4 January 1710 in Schloss Weferlingen, Weferlingen– 13 June 1739 in Brussels, Austrian Netherlands) was a member of the Brandenburg-Bayreuth line of the House of Hohenzollern and a Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth by birth. Through her marriage to Alexander Ferdinand, 3rd Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Sophie Christine was also a member of the Princely House of Thurn and Taxis and Hereditary Princess of Thurn and Taxis.

Family and early life

Sophie Christine was the eldest child and daughter of George Frederick Charles, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth and his first wife Princess Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.

Marriage and issue

Sophie Christine married Alexander Ferdinand, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis, the eldest child and only son of Anselm Franz, 2nd Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Maria Ludovika Anna Franziska, Princess of Lobkowicz, on 11 April 1731 in Frankfurt am Main. Sophie Christine and Alexander Ferdinand had five children:

  • Princess Sophie Christine of Thurn and Taxis (baptized 8 December 1731 † 23 December 1731)
  • Karl Anselm, 4th Prince of Thurn and Taxis (born 2 June 1733 † 13 November 1805)
∞ 3 September 1753 Duchess Auguste of Württemberg (30 October 1734-4 June 1787)
∞ 1787 Elisabeth Hildebrand, Frau von Train
  • Princess Luise Auguste Charlotte of Thurn and Taxis (born 27 October 1734 † January 1735)
  • Prince Friedrich August of Thurn and Taxis (baptized 5 December 1736 † 12 September 1755)
  • Prince Ludwig Franz Karl Lamoral Joseph of Thurn and Taxis (born 13 October 1737 † 7 August 1738)
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Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 4 January 1710 – 11 April 1731: Her Serene Highness Margravine Sophie Christine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
  • 11 April 1731 – 13 June 1739: Her Serene Highness The Hereditary Princess of Thurn and Taxis, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth


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