In 1648, Frederick and Sophie Amalie became king and queen of Denmark and Norway. As her husband was introverted, she became the centre of a sumptuous court life, with exclusive luxury items and grand parties, which shed glory on the royal power. Queen Sophie Amalie made a pioneer cultural act in relation to the court parties by replacing the old medieval court entertainment
Sophie is the French form of the Greek Sophia, for which it is also commonly used as a nickname. Sophies are scattered throughout European royal history, including Sophie of Thuringia, Duchess of Brabant, Princess Sophie of Sweden, and in modern times, Sophie, Duchess of Wessex, the wife of Britain's Prince Edward.
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).
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Cependant, Sophie est décédée en juin 1714, deux mois avant la mort de la reine Anne. Par conséquent, le fils aîné de Sophie, l'électeur George Louis, monte sur le trône de la Grande-Bretagne sous le nom du roi Georges I er. Les deux premiers monarques de la maison de Hanovre, Georges I er et son fils George II ont encore grandi à Hanovre.