Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (4 September 1557 – 14 October 1631) was Queen of Denmark and Norway by marriage to Frederick II of Denmark. She was the mother of King Christian IV of Denmark. She was Regent of Schleswig-Holstein 1590–1594.
Jul 09, 2020 · Genealogy for Sophie von Mecklenburg-Güstrow (Mecklenburg), Duchess, Queen Consort of Denmark og Norway (1557 - 1631) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives.
- September 04, 1557
- Roskilde, Danmark
- Wismar, Mecklenburg, Deutschland (HRR)
Sep 04, 2015 · Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (born 4 September 1557) Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow was the daughter of Ulrich III and his wife, Princess Elizabeth of Denmark. On 20 July 1572, when she was fourteen, she was married to the Danish king, Frederick II, at the urging of his council. (For his part, Frederick would rather have married his long-time ...
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She was the daughter of Duke Ulrich III of Mecklenburg-Güstrow and Princess Elizabeth of Denmark (a daughter of Frederick I and Sophie of Pomerania). Through her father, a grandson of Elizabeth of Oldenburg, she descended from King John of Denmark. Like Ulrich, she had a great love of knowledge. Later, she would be known as one of the most learned Queens of the time.
At the age of fourteen Sophie married Frederick II of Denmark; he was thirty-seven. They were first half-cousins, through their grandfather, Frederick I, King of Denmark and Norway. The marriage was arranged by the Danish Council, who wished the King to marry. King Frederick married her after being barred from marrying his mistress Anne of Hardenberg, the daughter of the Lord Chancellor. Despite the age difference between Sophie and Frederick, the marriage was described as harmonious. Queen Sophie was a loving mother, nursing her children personally during their illnesses. Because her spouse was well known for vast meals, heavy drinking, and restless behavior which included unfaithfulness, she sent her three eldest children to live with her parents in Güstrow for their early years. She showed a keen interest in science and visited the astronomer Tycho Brahe. She was also interested in the old songs of folklore. She proved a diligent matchmaker. Her daughter, Anne of Denmark, would m...
Queen Sophie had no political power during the lifetime of her spouse. When her underage son Christian IV became King in 1588, she was given no place in the Regency Council in Denmark itself. From 1590, however, she acted as Regent for the Duchies of Schleswig-Holstein for her son. She organised a grand funeral for her spouse, arranged for the dowries for her daughters and for her own allowance, all independently and against the will of the Council. She engaged in a power struggle with the Regents of Denmark and with the Council of State, which had Christian declared of age in 1593. She wished the duchies to be divided between her younger sons, which caused a conflict. Sophie only gave up her position the following year, 1594. As such, she came into conflict with the government, which exiled her to the Palace of Nykøbing Slot on the island of Falster. She spent her time there in the study of chemistry, astronomyand other sciences. She also renovated Nykøbing Slot. The Dowager Queen...Queen Sophie at the website of the Royal Danish Collection
Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (4 September 1557, Wismar – 14 October 1631, Nykoping) was a German queen of Denmark and Norway.She was the mother of King Christian IV of Denmark and Anne of Denmark.
Apr 23, 2021 · The wife of Frederik II, King of Denmark and Norway, Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow was born on September 4, 1557, in Wismar, Duchy of Mecklenburg, now in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. She was the only child of Ulrich III, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow and his first wife Elizabeth of Denmark, daughter of Frederik I, King of Denmark ...
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