Wilhelmine, Countess von Lichtenau
|Birthname||Wilhelmina Friderica Bernardina Encke|
|born on||29 December 1753 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )|
|Place||Dessau, Germany, 51n50, 12e14|
|Timezone||LMT m12e14 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||07°59' 01°24 Asc. 13°13'|
German countess, the official mistress of King Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia from 1769 until 1797. Known popularly as "Beautiful Wilhelmine," she was elevated by him into the nobility. The couple had five children, of whom only one survived to adulthood. She is regarded as politically active and influential in the policy of Prussia during his reign. She died 9 June 1820 in Berlin.
Sy Scholfield quotes "Wilhelmine von Lichtenau (1753-1820): von der Mätresse zur Mäzenin" by Alfred P. Hagemann (Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar, 2007): "Eintrag im Taufregister der St. Marienkirche in Dessau für 1753, Nr. 68: "Diderica Wilhelmina Friderica Bernhardina, Herrn Johann Elias Enckens, Waldhornist bei Ihre H.D. der Prinzessin Anna Wilhelmine zu Anhalt pp. und seiner Ehefrau, zu Anhalt pp. und seiner Ehefrau, Marie Susanne Schnetzern, Tochter ist geboren den 19ten Decbr., Mittwochs Vormittag, um 11 Uhr, und den 23. XII. von Herrn Archi.-Diac. Herrn de Marees in der Schloß- und Stadtkirche getauft wordem."
Abridged translation: Entry in the baptismal register of St. Mary's Church in Dessau in 1753, No. 68: "Diderica Wilhelmina Friderica Bernardina: to Mr. Johann Elias Enckens and his wife Marie Susanne Schnetzern, a daughter was born the 19th of December, Wednesday morning, at 11 o'clock, and baptised on the 23rd.
Note: 19/12/1753 NS was a Wednesday.
- Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Official mistress of King Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia)