Countess Maria Aurora von Königsmarck ( Swedish: Aurora Königsmarck) (28 August 1662 – 16 February 1728) was a Swedish and German noblewoman of Brandenburg extraction and mistress of Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland . Life Philippe Christophe Königsmarck.
Maria Aurora, countess von Königsmark, (born May 8, 1662, Stade, Bremen [Germany]—died Feb. 16, 1728, Quedlinburg, Brandenburg), German noblewoman and mistress of Augustus II the Strong, elector of Saxony and king of Poland. She was for many years a powerful figure at the Saxon court.
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Maria Aurora von Königsmarck was the daughter of Conrad Christofer von Königsmarck and Maria Kristina Wrangel and lived in Sweden from 1680 to 1692, where she was a central figure in the pious circle connected to Queen Ulrika Eleonora the elder. In 1684, she aroused interest when she staged Racine’s play Iphigénie en Aulide at Court.
The composer, singer, musical theorist, and diplomat Johann Mattheson used a full-length portrait of her as his frontispiece for Das Neu-Eröffnete Orchestre in 1713, and it is apparent from his Grundlage einer Ehren-Pforte, from 1740, that he had known her since 1703.
- April 28, 1662
- February 16, 1728
Born 8 May 1662in Stade, Germany Ancestors Daughter of Kurt Christoph Königsmarckand Maria Christina Wrangel Sister of Amalia Vilhelmina von Königsmarck [spouse(s) unknown] Descendants Mother of Hermann Moritz (Sas) de Saxe Died 16 Feb 1728in Quedlinburg, Germany Profile manager: Marek Michniewicz[send private message]
- May 8, 1662
- February 16, 1728
Countess Maria Aurora von Königsmarck (sv: Aurora Königsmarck) (28 August 1662 – 16 February 1728) was a Swedish and German noblewoman of Brandenburg extraction and mistress of Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland. Oops something went wrong: 403
Maria Aurora von Spiegel, born Fatima  (1681 – fl 1733), also referred to as Fatime,  Fatima Kariman or Fatima von Kariman,  was the Ottoman Turkish mistress of Augustus II the Strong. Fatima was one of the many Turkish captives during the Battle of Buda. She was brought to the royal courts of Europe, including Sweden, Poland, and ...