Today in History - October 30th.1563 - Sophie of Brunswick-Lüneburg

October 30th. 1563 marks the birth of Sophie of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

Sophie of Brunswick-Lüneburg - Source picture: Wikipedia

Sophie was the eldest child of Duke William the Younger of Brunswick-Lüneburg
and Dorothea of Denmark (daughter of King Christian III of Denmark).

In Dresden she married on May 3rd. 1579, Margrave George Frederick I of
Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmach. He was a powerful figure of his time. 
This marriage remained childless.

After the death of her husband, in 1604, Sophie returned to her family.
She survived her husband for 36 years. She often stayed in Nuremberg with
her sisters Clara, Countess of Schwarzburg and Sibylle, Duchess of 

On January 14th. 1639 she died in Nuremberg. There she was buried in the
St.Lorenz Church.
Nuremberg St. Lorenz Church
St.Lorenz Church Nuremberg on a rainy day - own picture
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