Today in History - On This Day - February 22nd. 1760 - Princess Sophie of Saxe-Hildburghausen

February 22nd. 1760 marks the birth of Princess Sophie of Saxe-Hildburghausen.
This took place in Hildburghausen, now located in Germany.



Her parents were Ernest Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen and
Princess Ernestine of Saxe-Weimar.

Her godparents were inter alia:

* The Danish Royal Couple;
* The King of Poland;
* Regents of the Houses of Saxe-Coburg, Saxe-Weimar, Mecklenburg and
   Weimar.

On March 6th. 1776, Princess Sophie of Saxe-Hildburghausen married the
Hereditary Prince Francis Fedrick Anthony of Saxe-Saalfeld. She was at that
time 16. He was already in love with his future wife:
Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf.

I made already a Today in History about Francis Frederick Antony,
Duke of Saxe-Saalfeld. You can read the blogpost on this link

Princess Sophie of Saxe-Hildburghausen died on October 28th. 1776 from
influenza. She remained childless and she was buried in the crypt of the
St. Moritz Church in Coburg.

Source picture: Wikipedia
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