Sophia, dressed as an Indian. Painted by her sister, Louise Hollandine of the Palatinate

Sophia, dressed as an Indian. Painted by her sister, Louise Hollandine of the Palatinate

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

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

'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 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.

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.

House of Hanover Family Tree   Royal Descendants | Alfred to Elizabeth II | Wessex | Normans | Plantagenet | Tudor | Scottish | Stuart | Hanover | Windsor   << Previous TreeMouse over images and click for informationNextTree >>

House of Hanover Family Tree Royal Descendants | Alfred to Elizabeth II | Wessex | Normans | Plantagenet | Tudor | Scottish | Stuart | Hanover | Windsor << Previous TreeMouse over images and click for informationNextTree >>

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

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

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