Thus, Elisabeth Fredericka Sophie grew up as an only child at the court of her father in Bayreuth. At the time of her birth, her parents' marriage was still intact. However, during the following years the couple became estranged as Margrave Frederick turned his affections to other women.
- 26 September 1748 – 6 April 1780
- Wilhelmine of Prussia
Federico Alejandro, margrave de Brandeburgo-Bayreuth ( Weferlingen, Magdeburgo, 10 de mayo de 1711 - Bayreuth, 26 de febrero de 1763) fue un noble alemán, miembro de la familia Hohenzollern y Margrave de Brandeburgo-Bayreuth .
- Friedrich III. von Brandenburg-Bayreuth
- 26 de febrero de 1763 (51 años), Bayreuth (Principado de Bayreuth)
- 10 de mayo de 1711, Weferlingen (Alemania)
La princesa y margravina Elisabeth Friederike Sophie de Brandenburg-Bayreuth (30 de agosto de 1732 - 6 de abril de 1780), fue una princesa alemana de la Casa de Hohenzollern y la duquesa de Württemberg por matrimonio.
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Born in Berlin, Wilhelmine shared the unhappy childhood of her brother, Frederick the Great, whose friend and confidante she remained all her life, with the exception of one short interval.She was fiercely beaten and abused by her governess during her childhood. Wilhelmine later wrote: "Not a day passed that she [the governess] did not prove upon m...
After much talk of other matches came to nothing, Wilhelmine was eventually married in 1731 to her Hohenzollern kinsman, Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth. Frederick had been engaged to Wilhelmine's younger sister, Sophie, but at the last moment King Frederick William I decided to replace her with Wilhelmine. The groom was not consulted i...
When Wilhelmine's spouse came into his inheritance in 1735, the pair set about making Bayreuth a miniature Versailles. Their building projects included the rebuilding of their summer residence (now part of the Hermitage Museum); the rebuilding of the great Bayreuth opera house; the building of a second, new opera house; the building of a theater; a...
The margravine's memoirs, Memoires de ma vie, written or revised in French between 1748 and her death, are preserved in the Royal Library of Berlin. They were first printed in two forms in 1810: a German translation down to the year 1733 from the firm of Cotta of Tübingen; and a version in French published by Vieweg of Brunswick, and coming down to...
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. She died on 6 April 1780 without surviving children.
An earlier English translation from the French of her memoirs was published in a two volume edition in 1828 by Hunt and Clarke, York St., Covent Garden. Scribner and Welford published Princess Helena of the United Kingdom's German-to-English translation of Wilhelmine's memoirs in 1887.
Princess Wilhelmine is the main character of the 1909 historical novel A Gentle Knight of Old Brandenburg by Charles Major.G.P. Gooch, Frederick the Great. The Ruler, the Writer, the Man(Alfred A. Knopf, 1947). pp 217–247.Thea Leitner: Skandal bei Hof. Frauenschicksale an europäischen Königshöfen, Piper, München 2003, ISBN 3-492-22009-6Uwe A. Oster: Wilhelmine von Bayreuth. Das Leben der Schwester Friedrichs des Großen, Piper, München, 2005, ISBN 3-492-04524-3Free scores by Wilhelmine of Bayreuth at the International Music Score Library Project(IMSLP)Argenore (opera)from the Hamburg Opera HouseWorks by Princess Wilhelmine of Prussia at Project GutenbergWorks by or about Princess Wilhelmine of Prussia at Internet Archive
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