Sophie Charlotte of Brandenburg-Bayreuth

Sophie Charlotte of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
Duchess consort of Saxe-Weimar
Tenure 1734-1747
Duchess consort of Saxe-Eisenach
Tenure 1741-1747
Born (1713-07-27)27 July 1713
Died 2 March 1747(1747-03-02) (aged 33)
Spouse Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Issue Ernest Augustus II Konstantin, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Ernestine Auguste Sophie, Duchess of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Full name
Sophie Charlotte Albertine
House House of Hohenzollern
Father George Frederick Charles, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
Mother Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck

Princess Sophie Charlotte of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Sophie Charlotte Albertine; 27 July 1713 - 2 March 1747), was a German noblewoman member of the House of Hohenzollern and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Weimar and Saxe-Eisenach.

Born in Weferlingen, she was the fourth of five children born from the marriage of George Frederick Charles, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth and Princess Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.[1] In 1716 her mother was convicted of adultery and imprisoned; she probably never saw her again.


In Bayreuth on 7 April 1734, Sophie Charlotte married Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar as his second wife. They had four children:

  1. Charles Augustus Eugen, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Weimar (Weimar, 1 January 1735 - Weimar, 13 September 1736).
  2. Ernest Augustus II Konstantin, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (Weimar, 2 June 1737 - Weimar, 28 May 1758).
  3. Ernestine Auguste Sophie (Weimar, 4 January 1740 - Hildburghausen, 10 June 1786), married on 1 July 1758 to Ernst Frederick III Karl, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen.
  4. Ernest Adolph Felix (born and died Weimar, 23 January 1741 / b. Weimar, 1742 - d. Weimar, 1743) [?].

On 26 July 1741 she also became in the Duchess consort of Saxe-Eisenach after her husband inherited that land.

Sophie Charlotte died in Ilmenau aged 33. She was buried there.[2]


  1. Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the House of Hohenzollern". Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  2. Brandenburg-Bayreuth line in: [retrieved 1 October 2014].
Sophie Charlotte of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
Born: 27 July 1713 Died: 2 March 1747
German royalty
Title last held by
Eleonore Wilhelmine of Anhalt-Köthen
Duchess consort of Saxe-Weimar
Title next held by
Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Preceded by
Anna Sophie Charlotte of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Duchess consort of Saxe-Eisenach
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