Sophia Charlotte


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Sophia Charlotte

(zōfē`ä shärlôt`ə), 1668–1705, first queen of Prussia, second wife of King Frederick IFrederick I,
1657–1713, first king of Prussia (1701–13), elector of Brandenburg (1688–1713) as Frederick III. He succeeded his father, Frederick William the Great Elector, in Brandenburg.
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, daughter of Electress Sophia of Hanover, and sister of King George I of England. She was noted for her literary and philosophical interests and for her friendship with Gottfried Wilhelm von LeibnizLeibniz or Leibnitz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Baron von
, 1646–1716, German philosopher and mathematician, b. Leipzig.
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40), home of King Friedrich of Prussia (1657-1713) and Queen Sophia Charlotte, whose brother was our King George 1.
Toland ignored this advice, and his conversations with Sophia Charlotte and her mother continued.
Frederick and his second wife, Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, sister of George I of England, turned their court at Berlin into a miniature Versailles where French was the first language, French etiquette was de rigeur and the king trotted about in high-heeled red shoes and a long wig to hide his hump, spending money like water and doing his best to emulate Louis XIV.
Varnhagen's biographies include those of General von Seydlitz (1834), Sophia Charlotte, queen of Prussia (1837), and General Bulow von Dennewitz (1853).