Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

Sophie Antoinette
Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

Tenure 1764–1800
Born (1724-01-13)13 January 1724
Died 17 May 1802(1802-05-17) (aged 78)
Spouse Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Issue Francis
Prince Karl Wilhelm
Princess Fredericka
Princess Caroline
Prince Ludwig Karl
Prince Ferdinand August
Prince Frederick
House House of Wettin
House of Brunswick-Bevern
Father Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Mother Antoinette Amelie of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (13/23 January 1724, Wolfenbüttel – 17 May 1802, Coburg)[1] was the tenth of 17 children of Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.


She married Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld on 23 April 1749 at Wolfenbüttel.[1] Among her notable great-grandchildren were Prince Albert, Queen Victoria, Ferdinand II of Portugal, Empress Carlota of Mexico and Leopold II of Belgium.

  1. Franz Frederick Anton, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (b. Coburg 15 July 1750- d. Coburg, 9 December 1806), father of Leopold I of Belgium and grandfather of Leopold II, Empress Carlota of Mexico, Queen Victoria of Great Britain, and her husband Prince Albert.
  2. Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand (b. Coburg, 21 November 1751- d. Coburg, 16 February 1757).
  3. Fredericka Juliane (b. Coburg, 14 September 1752 - d. Coburg, 24 September 1752).
  4. Caroline Ulrike Amalie (b. Coburg, 19 October 1753 - d. Coburg, 1 October 1829), a nun at Gandersheim.
  5. Ludwig Karl Frederick (b. Coburg, 2 January 1755 - d. Coburg, 4 May 1806); he had an illegitimate son by some Mademoiselle Brutel de la Riviére: Ludwig Frederick Emil of Coburg (b. Hildburghausen, 1779 - d. Coburg, 1827). In turn, the five children of Ludwig Frederick were created Freiherren von Coburg. His descendants still alive.
  6. Ferdinand August Heinrich (b. Coburg, 12 April 1756 - d. Coburg, 8 July 1758).
  7. Frederick (b. Coburg, 4 March 1758 - d. Coburg, 26 June 1758).



  1. 1 2 Huberty, M., Giraud, A., Magdelaine, F. & B. (1976–1994) L’Allemagne Dynastique, Vols I–VII (Alain Giraud, Le Perreux, France)
Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Cadet branch of the House of Welf
Born: 13 January 1724 Died: 17 May 1802
German royalty
Preceded by
Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Duchess consort of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
16 September 1764 – 8 September 1800
Succeeded by
Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf
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