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Sophie (Brandenburg) von Sachsen (1568 - 1622)

Sophie "Prinzessin von Brandenburg, Kurfürstin von Sachsen, Electress of Saxony" von Sachsen formerly Brandenburg aka Hohenzollern, Wettin
Born in Schloss Zechlin, Rheinsberg, Markgrafschaft Brandenburg, Heiliges Römisches Reichmap
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Died in Schloss Colditz, Kurfürstentum Sachsen, Heiliges Römisches Reichmap
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Sophie of Brandenburg (6 June 1568 – 7 December 1622) was a Princess of Brandenburg and by marriage Electress of Saxony. From 1591 she was the regent of Saxony during the minority of her son Christian II.

Sophie was born at Zechlin castle, Rheinsberg, a daughter of the Elector of Brandenburg John George (1525–1598) by his second marriage with Sabina of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1548–1575), daughter of Margrave George of Brandenburg-Ansbach.

On 25 April 1582 in Dresden, Sophie married Elector Christian I of Saxony (1560–1591). They had the following children:

  1. Christian II (b. Dresden, 23 September 1583 – d. Dresden, 23 June 1611), succeeded his father as Elector.
  2. John George I (b. Dresden, 5 March 1585 – d. Dresden, 8 October 1656), succeeded his brother as Elector.
  3. Anna Sabine (b. Dresden, 25 January 1586 – d. Dresden, 24 March 1586).
  4. Sophie (b. Dresden, 29 April 1587 – d. Stettin, 9 December 1635), married on 26 August 1610 to Duke Francis I of Pomerania.
  5. Elisabeth (b. Dresden, 21 July 1588 – d. Dresden, 4 March 1589).
  6. Augustus (b. Dresden, 7 September 1589 – d. Naumburg, 26 December 1615), married on 1 January 1612 to Elisabeth of Brünswick-Wolfenbüttel. This marriage was childless.
  7. Dorothea (b. Dresden, 7 January 1591 – d. Quedlinburg, 17 November 1617), Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg (1610).

Sophie died at Colditz on 7 December 1622. She was buried on 28 January 1623 at Freiberg (Electorate of Saxony).


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Von Brandenburg-7 and Brandenburg-216 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge. Thanks.
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