Today in History - March 24th. 1628 - Sophie Amalie of Brunswick - Lüneburg

Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg was born on March 24th. 1628
in Herzberg Castle, Saxony (now Germany).


Sophie Amalie - Source picture: Wikipedia

Her parents were George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and 
Anne Eleonore of Hesse-Darmstadt.

In 1643, Sophie Amalie married Prince Frederick. 
In 1648 she became Queen consort of Denmark and Norway.


King Frederick III of Denmark and Norway
& his wife Sophie Amalie 
Souce picture: Wikipedia

Sophie Amalie held a luxurious court life in spite of the bad financial
situation of the Kingdom. She enjoyed fashion, parties and theater. 
The waste of money wasn't well received by the public.

The palace Sophie Amalienborg in Denmark was built on her orders.
Now there is the Amalienborg palace located.


Old picture of Sophie Amalienborg Palace in Denmark
Source picture: Wikipedia

Sophie Amalie and her husband had 8 children. 2 of them died in infancy.

She was inter alia the mother of 
King Christian V of Denmark;
Ulrike Eleonora of Denmark who married King Charles XI of Sweden;
George who married Anne, Queen of Great Britain.

Sophie Amalie died on February 20th. 1685 in Copenhagen.
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