Overview

electress of Hanover Sophia

(1630—1714) electress of Hanover, consort of Ernst August


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(1630–1714).

Sophia was a granddaughter of James I by his daughter Elizabeth, who had married the elector palatine. On the death in 1700 of Anne's last surviving child, William, duke of Gloucester, Sophia was the next non‐catholic heir, and was recognized in the Act of Settlement of 1701. She died at Herrenhausen seven weeks before Anne and her son George Lewis succeeded as George I.

Subjects: British History.


Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »


Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.