Sophia of Hanover

1630 - 1714

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Sophia of Hanover (born Princess Sophia of the Palatinate; 14 October 1630 – 8 June 1714) was the Electress of Hanover by marriage to Elector Ernest Augustus, and later the heiress presumptive to the thrones of England and Scotland (later Great Britain) and Ireland under the Act of Settlement 1701. She died less than two months before she would have become queen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sophia of Hanover has received more than 1,523,937 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Sophia of Hanover is the 108th most popular nobleman (down from 79th in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 46th in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Nobleman.

Sophia of Hanover was the granddaughter of James I and the daughter of James II. She married Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg, who became King of Great Britain and Ireland as George I in 1714.

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Among noblemen, Sophia of Hanover ranks 108 out of 843Before her are Louise Élisabeth of France, Élisabeth of France, Joanna I of Naples, Roger I of Sicily, Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, and Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. After her are Ramesses VI, Joan of France, Duchess of Berry, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Albert, Duke of Prussia, and Mariana of Austria.

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Among people born in 1630, Sophia of Hanover ranks 3Before her are Charles II of England and Stenka Razin. After her are Eleonora Gonzaga, Hennig Brand, Madame de Brinvilliers, Olaus Rudbeck, Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma, Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria, Ludolf Bakhuizen, Josefa de Óbidos, and Pjetër Bogdani. Among people deceased in 1714, Sophia of Hanover ranks 2Before her is Anne, Queen of Great Britain. After her are Maria Luisa of Savoy, Charles, Duke of Berry, Bernardino Ramazzini, Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, Marie Anne Mancini, Carlo Fontana, Andreas Schlüter, Constantin Brâncoveanu, Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert.

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Among people born in Netherlands, Sophia of Hanover ranks 64 out of 1,209Before her are Jan Oort (1900), William II, Prince of Orange (1626), Jan Tinbergen (1903), Geert Hofstede (1928), Dieric Bouts (1415), and Pieter de Hooch (1629). After her are Christiaan Eijkman (1858), Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836), Rem Koolhaas (1944), Petrus Christus (1410), Sylvia Kristel (1952), and William V, Prince of Orange (1748).

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