Caroline of Ansbach

1683 - 1737

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Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach (Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline; 1 March 1683 – 20 November 1737) was Queen of Great Britain and Ireland and Electress of Hanover from 11 June 1727 until her death in 1737 as the wife of King George II. Caroline's father, Margrave John Frederick of Brandenburg-Ansbach, belonged to a branch of the House of Hohenzollern and was the ruler of a small German state, the Principality of Ansbach. Caroline was orphaned at a young age and moved to the enlightened court of her guardians, King Frederick I and Queen Sophia Charlotte of Prussia. At the Prussian court, her previously limited education was widened and she adopted the liberal outlook possessed by Sophia Charlotte, who became her good friend and whose views influenced Caroline all her life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Caroline of Ansbach has received more than 951,619 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Caroline of Ansbach is the 47th most popular companion (down from 39th in 2019), the 185th most popular biography from Germany (down from 174th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Companion.

Caroline of Ansbach was the wife of King George II of Great Britain. She is most famous for being the mother of Queen Caroline of Great Britain, who married King George III.

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Among companions, Caroline of Ansbach ranks 47 out of 673Before her are Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Magda Goebbels, Salman the Persian, Maria Carolina of Austria, Marie Leszczyńska, and Désirée Clary. After her are Elizabeth Woodville, Mary Boleyn, Mary Tudor, Queen of France, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Elisabeth of Valois, and Princess Helena of the United Kingdom.

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Among people born in 1683, Caroline of Ansbach ranks 4Before her are Philip V of Spain, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and George II of Great Britain. After her are René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, Maria Anna of Austria, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, 6th Dalai Lama, John Theophilus Desaguliers, Christoph Graupner, Gottfried Silbermann, and Christian Ludwig II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Among people deceased in 1737, Caroline of Ansbach ranks 2Before her is Antonio Stradivari. After her are Emperor Nakamikado, Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Louis Alexandre, Count of Toulouse, Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg, Rinaldo d'Este, James Louis Sobieski, Ferdinand Kettler, François Lemoyne, Vakhtang VI of Kartli, and Lobsang Yeshe, 5th Panchen Lama.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Caroline of Ansbach ranks 185 out of 6,142Before her are Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), Olaf Scholz (1958), Arnulf of Carinthia (850), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), Max Born (1882), and Augustus III of Poland (1696). After her are Emmy Noether (1882), Matthias Grünewald (1480), Ilse Koch (1906), Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), Hans Holbein the Younger (1497), and Edith Stein (1891).

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Among companions born in Germany, Caroline of Ansbach ranks 6Before her are Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), Eva Braun (1912), Queen Silvia of Sweden (1943), Anne of Cleves (1515), and Magda Goebbels (1901). After her are Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868), Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1691), Sepp Dietrich (1892), Alexandra Feodorovna (1798), Katharina von Bora (1498), and Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1776).