Today in History / On This Day - April 27th. 1650 - Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel

Charlotte Amalie was born on April 27th. 1650 in Kassel (Germany) as the
daughter of Landgrave William VI of Hesse-Kassel and Hedwig Sophia of
Brandenburg.

Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel - Source picture: Wikipedia


She received a fine education and learned French, Italian, Geography and
Philosophy.

On June 25th. 1667 Charlotte Amalie married Prince Christian of Denmark.
Although the negotiations of this marriage were held by her mother-in-law,
Charlotte Amalie had a lot of conflicts with her regarding etiquette matters.

Charlotte Amalie was described as a charmful person, who had a great tact.
She even learned to speak Danish.

Her marriage was a political strategy but not a love match and Christian was
unfaithful but in 1670 she became Queen Consort of Denmark and Norway.

Charlotte Amalie had several residences, which she administered carefully.
In 1699, after the death of her husband, she moved to the Charlottenburg Palace
in Copenhagen. There she died on March 27th. 1714. She was buried in the
Roskilde Cathedral.
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