Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel – The ambitious mother

Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel was born on 4 September 1729 as the daughter of Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. On 8 July 1752, she married King Frederick V of Denmark and had the thankless task of replacing his immensely popular first wife, Louise of Great Britain, who had died only six months before. It would [read more]

Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth

Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth – The uncrowned Queen

Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth was born on 19 December 1671 as the daughter of Christian Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, and his second wife, Sophie Louise of Württemberg. On 20 January 1693, she married Frederick Augustus, Duke of Saxony. He was a younger son and destined for a career in the military, but for Christiane Eberhardine it was a [read more]