|Sophie Augusta of Holstein-Gottorp|
|Princess of Anhalt-Zerbst|
|Born||5 December 1630|
|Died||12 December 1680 50) (aged|
|Noble family||House of Holstein-Gottorp|
|Spouse(s)||John VI, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst|
|Father||Frederick III, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp|
|Mother||Duchess Marie Elisabeth of Saxony|
Sophie Augusta of Holstein-Gottorp (5 December 1630 in Gottorp – 12 December 1680 in Coswig) was regent of Anhalt-Zerbst in during the minority of her son from 1667 until 1674.
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She was a daughter of Frederick III, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp and Duchess Marie Elisabeth of Saxony. On 16 September 1649 in Gottorp, she married John VI, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst. After her husband died in 1667, she became regent for her minor son Charles William, until he came of age in 1674.
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She had fourteen children:
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