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This miniature is based on an oil portrait of George I by Sir Godfrey Kneller which the king gave to his half-sister, Sophia Charlotte von Kielmansegg, at the time of his coronation. The portrait was probably painted during the weeks between his arrival in England on 18 September 1714 and his coronation on 20 October. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

Sophia of the Palatinate, Electress of Hanover (Dressed as an Indian) - painted by her sister, Louise Hollandine of the Palatinate - ca. 1644.


Sophia as dowager Electress of Hanover, around the time she was proclaimed heiress presumptive of the British crown.


Electress Sophia of Hanover. Wife of Ernest Augustus, heiress to the English throne through her mother Elizabeth of Bohemia. Mother of King George 1 of England and mother in law of Sophia Dorothea.


Princess Sophia of Hanover

Sophia of Hanover Father: Frederick V of Bohemia Mother: Elizabeth Stuart (daughter of James I) Born: Oct 13, 1630 at The Hague Married: Ernst August, Elector of Hanover, on September 30, 1658 Children: 7 children. Her eldest was George who became King George I of England Died: June 8, 1714 at Herrenhausen, Germany, aged 83 years, 7 months, and 24 days Buried at: Herrenhausen, Germany