Sophia Dorothea of Celle

1666 - 1726

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Sophia Dorothea of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Celle (15 September 1666 – 13 November 1726) was the repudiated wife of future King George I of Great Britain. The union with George, her first cousin, was a marriage of state, arranged by her father George William, her father-in-law the Elector of Hanover, and her mother-in-law, Electress Sophia of Hanover, first cousin of King Charles II of England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sophia Dorothea of Celle has received more than 786,126 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Sophia Dorothea of Celle is the 229th most popular companion (down from 205th in 2019), the 829th most popular biography from Germany (down from 767th in 2019) and the 35th most popular German Companion.

Sophia Dorothea of Celle is most famous for being the wife of George I of Great Britain and the mother of George II.

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Among companions, Sophia Dorothea of Celle ranks 229 out of 784Before her are Nazli Sabri, Constance of Aragon, Sophie of Württemberg, Clarice Orsini, Blanche of Navarre, Queen of France, and Maria Amalia of Austria. After her are Sigrid the Haughty, Catherine Opalińska, Joseph Ferdinand of Bavaria, Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Mary of Hungary, Queen of Naples, and Meritamen.

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Among people born in 1666, Sophia Dorothea of Celle ranks 4Before her are Ivan V of Russia, Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia, and Guru Gobind Singh. After her are Stephen Gray, Marie Anne de Bourbon, Maria Sophia of Neuburg, Antonio Maria Valsalva, Odoardo Farnese, Hereditary Prince of Parma, Jean-Féry Rebel, Nevşehirli Damat Ibrahim Pasha, and Princess Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau. Among people deceased in 1726, Sophia Dorothea of Celle ranks 3Before her are Isaac Newton, and Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria. After her are Sultan Husayn, Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin, Michel Richard Delalande, Domenico Zipoli, Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Margravine Johanna of Baden-Baden, Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg, Princess Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau, and John Vanbrugh.

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Among people born in Germany, Sophia Dorothea of Celle ranks 829 out of 7,253Before her are George, King of Saxony (1832), Bruno Walter (1876), Sophie of Württemberg (1818), Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt (1765), Bernhard Schlink (1944), and Levin August von Bennigsen (1745). After her are Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1671), Klaus Hasselmann (1931), Otto Ernst Remer (1912), Bruno of Querfurt (970), Herta Oberheuser (1911), and Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg (1505).

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