Sophie Augusta of Holstein-Gottorp

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Sophie Augusta of Holstein-Gottorp
Princess of Anhalt-Zerbst
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Born(1630-12-05)5 December 1630
Gottorp
Died12 December 1680(1680-12-12) (aged 50)
Coswig
Noble family House of Holstein-Gottorp
Spouse(s) John VI, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst
Issue
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.

Coswig, Anhalt Place in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Coswig is a town in the district of Wittenberg of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated on the right bank of the Elbe, approx. 12 km west of Wittenberg, and 15 km east of Dessau.

Life

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.

Frederick III, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp Duke of Holstein-Gottorp

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John VI, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst

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Issue

She had fourteen children:

  1. John Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (b. Zerbst, 11 October 1650 – d. Zerbst, 13 March 1651).
  2. George Rudolph, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (b. Zerbst, 8 September 1651 – d. Zerbst, 26 February 1652).
  3. Karl William, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (b. Zerbst, 16 October 1652 – d. Zerbst, 8 November 1718).
  4. Anthony Günther, Prince of Anhalt-Mühlingen (b. Zerbst, 11 January 1653 – d. Zerbst, 10 December 1714).
  5. John Adolph (b. Zerbst, 2 December 1654 – d. Zerbst, 19 March 1726).
  6. John Louis I, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg (b. Zerbst, 4 May 1656 – d. Dornburg, 1 November 1704).
  7. Joachim Ernest (b. Zerbst, 30 July 1657 – d. Zerbst, 4 June 1658).
  8. Magdalene Sophie (b. Zerbst, 31 October 1658 – d. Zerbst, 30 March 1659).
  9. Frederick (b. Zerbst, 11 July 1660 – d. Zerbst, 24 November 1660).
  10. Hedwig Marie Eleonore (b. Zerbst, 30 January 1662 – d. Zerbst, 30 June 1662).
  11. Sophie Auguste (b. Zerbst, 9 March 1663 – d. Weimar, 14 September 1694), married on 11 October 1685 to Johann Ernst III, Duke of Saxe-Weimar.
  12. A daughter (b. and d. Zerbst, 12 February 1664).
  13. Albert (b. and d. Zerbst, 12 February 1665).
  14. Augustus (b. Zerbst, 23 August 1666 – d. Zerbst, 7 April 1667).

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