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."
Brunswick House First Nation, Ontario; Chile. Brunswick Peninsula; Germany. County of Brunswick, historic Saxon vassal county, elevated to Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg in 1235; Brunswick-Lüneburg, historic German duchy since 1235 Brunswick-Bevern, a branch principality (1666–1735) Brunswick-Calenberg, a branch principality (1485–1692/1708)