Charlottenburg Palace and about Sophie Charlotte

Hello, my name is Chaco.
There is a palace near where I live. It’s famous sightseeing spot in Berlin.
And the backyard of the palace called Schloss Park is extremely well-maintained and beautifully pruned like a theme park.

Sofie Charlotte - a princess

The former owner of this castle is Sofie Charlotte, a princess. (Photo from Wiki)

Birth: October 30, 1668 Bad Iburg Castle
Died: February 1, 1705 Hanover
Spouse: King Friedrich I of Prussia (1684-1705)
Children: Duke Friedrich William I of Prussia, Duke Friedrich Augustus of Brandenburg, Duke of Hohenzollern, unnamed son
Parents: Sophia of Hanover; Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover
Siblings: King George I of England

Sophie Charlotte is the first Queen of Prussia. 
She is a super celebrity, even the namesake of Charlottenburg Palace and the borough of Berlin, Charlottenburg District.

Inside the palace, you can get to know Sophie Charlotte and her family in pictures, including her husband Frederick I. You can go in search of exciting things about Sophie Charlotte and her family in the palace. For example, how the queen and king lived, what they spent their time doing, what they collected, how they were portrayed, etc.

You will get to know the old palace of Charlottenburg and visit its magnificent baroque rooms.

Friedrich I. in Preußen - "der schiefe Fritz"

This is her husband, 
Friedrich I. in Preußen
“der schiefe Fritz” (crooked Fritz), “the crooked Fritz”.
Why is this not a particularly flattering name for a ruler?

Friedrich III of Brandenburg was born in Königsberg on July 11, 1657. His father was Grand Elector Friedrich William, and his mother was Louise Henriette of Orange.
His mother unfortunately died early, and his relationship with his father was not particularly good. Initially, he was not supposed to be heir to the throne.

He was sickly and had a serious accident that left him hunchbacked. That is why he was also called “der schiefe Fritz the crook. However, since he was the last surviving son from his father’s first marriage, he took over as regent after his father’s death in 1688.

Friedrich married Sophie Charlotte of Brunswick-Hanover, a very cultured woman who above all promoted the development of the arts and sciences in the country and was a friend of the philosopher Wilhelm Leibniz.

This is what it looks like inside.


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