Sophie Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel
|Sophie Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel|
Sophie Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel, Duchess of Mecklenburg
|Born||16 July 1678|
|Died||30 May 1749 (aged 70)|
|Spouse||Frederick William, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin|
|Father||Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel|
|Mother||Maria Amalia of Courland|
She married on 2 January 1704 in Kassel Duke Frederick William of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1675–1713). They had no children. Frederick William probably suffered from a sexually transmitted disease.
After the death of the Duke in 1713, Sophie Charlotte lived at Bützow Castle. She was a member of the Reformed, and in the predominantly Lutheran Mecklenburg, she patron of the French Reformed Church. She founded the German Reformed Church in Bützow.
Sophie Charlotte also visited her brother, Frederick I of Sweden. She was present in Sweden during her brother's visit to Hesse in July–November 1731 to support his spouse Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden, who served as regent in his absence.
- Jacobson, Esther: Hedvig Taube: en bok om en svensk kunglig mätress [Hedvig Taube: a book about a royal Swedish mistress], Wahlström & Widstrand, Stockholm, 1919 (Swedish)
- Christian Roeth: history of Hesse, p. 322