Christina of Sweden

Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg – A Queen on the loose

This article was written by Sophie Strid. Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg was born 11 November 1599 in Königsberg, to parents John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, and his wife Anna, Duchess of Prussia. Her mother has been described as dominant, and she practised strict Lutheran orthodoxy. Maria Eleonora did not receive any formal education but showed great [read more]

Anna Sophia of Brandenburg
Anna of Prussia

Anna Sophia of Brandenburg’s love affair

Anna Sophia of Brandenburg was born on 18 March 1598 in Berlin as the eldest daughter of Johann Sigismund of Brandenburg and Anna of Prussia. Not much is known of her youth. She was only 16 years old when she married Duke Frederick Ulrich of Brunswick-Lüneburg, who was seven years her senior. It must have [read more]