Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia

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Sophia Dorothea of Prussia
Margravine of Brandenburg-Schwedt
Portrait by Antoine Pesne
Born (1719-01-25)25 January 1719
Died 13 November 1765(1765-11-13) (aged 46)
Spouse Frederick William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt (m 1734)
Issue Friederike, Duchess of Württemberg
Elisabeth Louise, Princess August Ferdinand of Prussia
Prince Georg Philipp
Philippine, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel
Prince Georg Philipp Wilhelm
Full name
Sophia Dorothea Marie
House House of Hohenzollern
Father Frederick William I of Prussia
Mother Sophia Dorothea of Hanover

Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia (Sophia Dorothea Marie; 25 January 1719 – 13 November 1765) was the ninth child and fifth daughter of Frederick William I of Prussia and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover. By marriage, she was a Margravine of Brandenburg-Schwedt.


On 10 November 1734 in Potsdam, Sophia Dorothea married her distant cousin, Frederick William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt, son of Philip William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt, and Princess Johanna Charlotte of Anhalt-Dessau, daughter of John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau.


  1. Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt (18 December 1736 – 9 March 1798) married Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg.
  2. Princess Anna Elisabeth Louise of Brandenburg-Schwedt (22 April 1738 – 10 February 1820); married her uncle Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia.
  3. Prince Georg Philipp of Brandenburg-Schwedt (10 September 1741 – 28 April 1742)
  4. Princess Philippine of Brandenburg-Schwedt (10 October 1745 – 1 May 1800) married Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel.
  5. Prince Georg Philipp Wilhelm of Brandenburg-Schwedt (3 May 1749 – 13 August 1751)

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 25 January 1719 - 10 November 1734 Her Royal Highness Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia.
  • 10 November 1734 - 13 November 1765 Her Royal Highness The Margravine of Brandenburg-Schwedt.
Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia
Born: 25 January 1719 Died: 10 November 1765
German nobility
Title last held by
Johanna Charlotte of Anhalt-Dessau
Margravine of Brandenburg-Schwedt
25 January 1699 – 19 December 1711
Title next held by
Leopoldine Marie of Anhalt-Dessau