Sophie (Wittelsbach) Hannover

Sophie (Wittelsbach) Hannover (1630 - 1714)

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Sophie "Prinzessin von der Pfalz" Hannover formerly Wittelsbach aka von der Pfalz, Pfalz-Simmern
Born in Gravenhage, Zuid Holland, Netherlandsmap
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Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover, Braunschweig-Luneburg, Deutschlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Jul 2012 | Last significant change: 22 Sep 2018
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Sophia, Prinzessin von der Pfalz [Eng: princess palatine of the Rhine] (1630–1714) was born on 4 October 1630 in The Hague while her family was in exile, the youngest of five daughters and the youngest but one of the thirteen children of Frederick V (1596–1632), elector palatine (1610–32) and the ‘winter king’ of Bohemia (1619–21), and his wife, Elizabeth Stuart (1596–1662), the daughter of James I.

Sophia married Ernst August of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1629–1698) in 1658, (prob. 17 October NS). They had 6 sons and 1 da.; their eldest son, Georg Ludwig, known as George I after ascending the throne of Great Britain.

Queen Anne of Great Britain had lost her last child in 1700, and in 1701 the Act of Settlement determined the succession of the throne, which specifically excluded Catholics from the succession. Sophia was the granddaughter of James I who was the nearest Protestant claimant to the throne; 57 Catholics nearer in blood were passed over.

Sophia was denied her chance to succeed Anne, dying two months prior to her on 28 May 1714 after hurrying to shelter from sudden rain during a walk in the palace gardens at Herrenhausen. She was succeeded by her son Georg, who acsended the throne as George I, King of Great Britain in 1714.


  1. Georg Ludwig (1660–1727), aka King George I+
  2. Friedrich August (1661–1690)
  3. Maximilian Wilhelm (1666–1726)
  4. Sophie Charlotte, Queen in Prussia (1668–1705)+
  5. Karl Philipp (1669–1690)
  6. Christian Heinrich (1671–1703),
  7. Ernst August (1674–1728), who was created Duke of York and Albany


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On 18 Apr 2018 at 19:32 GMT Kirk Hess wrote:

Vonderpfalz-1 and Palatinate-Simmern-1 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate Sophie, mother of King George I

Sophie is 28 degrees from Anne Buckmaster, 14 degrees from Franklin Roosevelt and 6 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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