Princess Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate (German: Prinzessin Elisabeth Charlotte von der Pfalz), (French: Princesse Élisabeth-Charlotte du Palatinat); known as Liselotte von der Pfalz, 27 May 1652 – 8 December 1722) was a German member of the House of Wittelsbach and, as Madame (Duchesse d'Orléans), the second wife of Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (younger brother of Louis XIV of ...
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Elisabeth Christine became queen dowager upon the death of Frederick the Great on 17 August 1786. She wasn't present at the death of her spouse and hadn't seen him since January of that year, but was given public sympathy for his death because of the popularity she enjoyed among the public, to all of whom, according to Spalding, she was "so dear in her affliction."
William was born in Dillenburg on 10 April 1487 as the fourth and youngest son of Count John V of Nassau-Siegen and Landgravine Elisabeth of Hesse-Marburg. At William’s baptism his mother’s uncle, Archbishop Herman IV of Cologne, was present. William spent most of his youth in Siegen.
Her father Charles was a brother of Queen Charlotte and her mother Frederike was a granddaughter of Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. Her maternal grandmother, Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt , and her paternal first-cousin Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom served as sponsors at her baptism; her second given name came from Princess Augusta Sophia.
Philip William, Elector Palatine and Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt: John Augustus, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst: Princess Fredericka of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg: 25 May 1702: Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels and Anna Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin: Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein: Anna Maria of Liechtenstein: 19 April 1718
Wilhelmine's only child was Elisabeth Fredericka Sophie of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, born on August 30, 1732. Described by Casanova as the most beautiful princess in Germany, she was married to Karl Eugen, Duke of Württemberg , in 1748.