'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.
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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