'Sophia of the Palatinate, Electress of Hanover' by an unknown artist. Sophia (1630-1714) was granddaughter of James I and mother of George I, is best remembered as the link between the Houses of Stuart and Hanover.
Sophia of Hanover, Princess Palatine and Electress of Brunswick-Luneburg (1630-1714) (1641 by Gerritt Honthorst), was Elisabeth-Charlotte's aunt. She gave her niece and nephew a home from 1657-1662, allowing the children to escape their father's unhappy court in the early years of his morganatic second marriage. Elisabeth-Charlotte described this time as the happiest of her life.
Queen Sofia of Spain (Princess) Sophia of Greece and Denmark was born in Psychiko, Athens, Greece on November 2,1938, the eldest child of the King Paul of Greece (1901–1964) and his wife, Queen Frederika (1917–1981), a former princess of Hanover. Her brother is the deposed King Constantine II of Greece and her sister Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark. However, since the abolition of the monarchy, the royal titles are recognized by the Dutch Monarchy and the Danish Royal Family.
Electress Sophia of Hanover | Unofficial Royalty
Family tree showing the ancestry of the Jacobite Pretenders and their relation to the UK monarchs descended from 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