Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern

Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern – Wife of Frederick the Great

Caesar desired that his wife should afford no occasion to be spoken of, and Queen Elisabeth Christine fulfilled these conditions entirely Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern was born on 8 November 1715 as the daughter of Duke Ferdinand Albert II of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and Duchess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. In 1733, Crown Prince Frederick of Prussia was ordered by his father to marry [read more]

Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt

Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz – Fighting the monster

A young Princess Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was born on 10 March 1776 as the daughter of Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Landgravine Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt. Louise was particularly close to her younger sister Frederica. She also had two elder sisters, Charlotte and Therese, and one younger brother who survived to adulthood. Her mother died when Louise was just [read more]

Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

Park Sanssouci – Without sorrow

Sanssouci Park is a great park with many buildings. Most were built in the 18th century and were expanded in the 19th. Sanssouci Palace is its main focus, but it houses many more amazing buildings. Above is the New Palace. Currently, under construction (of course!), it was built by Frederick the Great from 1763. It [read more]