Sophie Dorothea o Celle

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Sophie Dorothea o Celle
Electoral Princess o Hanover
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Sophia Dorothea of Brunswick, Oil paint from 1680s. Currently displayed at Herrenhausen Pailace musseum.
Born15 September 1666(1666-09-15)
Celle, Germany
Dee'd13 November 1726(1726-11-13) (aged 60)
Ahlden, Germany
BuirialStadtkirche, Celle, Germany
SpouseGeorge Louis, Electoral Prince o Hanover (m. 1682; div. 1694)
Issue
HooseHanover
FaitherGeorge William, Duke o Brunswick-Lüneburg
MitherÉléonore Desmier d'Olbreuse

Sophie Dorothea o Celle (15 September 1666 – 13 November 1726), wis the repudiated wife o future Keeng George I o Great Britain, an mither o George II. The union with her first cousin wis an arranged mairiage o state, instigated bi the machinations o his mither, Electress Sophia o Hanover. She is best remembered for her alleged affair with Philip Christoph von Königsmarck that led tae her being imprisoned in the Castle of Ahlden for the last thirty years o her life.