Christiane Eberhardine, Queen Consort of Poland
|born on||19 December 1671 Jul.Cal. (29 Dec 1671 greg.) at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )|
|Place||Bayreuth, Germany, 49n57, 11e35|
|Timezone||LMT m11e35 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||08°11' 20°41 Asc. 01°24'|
German and Polish royalty, born a Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, she became Electress of Saxony from 1694 to 1727 (her death) and titular Queen of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1697 to 1727 by marriage to Augustus II the Strong (August II der Starke). Not once throughout the whole of her thirty-year reign did she set foot in Poland, instead living in Saxony in self-imposed exile.
She was called Sachsens Betsäule, "Saxony's pillar of prayer", by her Protestant subjects for her refusal to convert to Catholicism and her loyalty to the Protestant faith. Despite the allegiance of Christiane Eberhardine and her mother-in-law, Anna Sophie of Denmark, to Lutheranism, her husband and son, later August III, both became Catholics, ensuring Catholic succession in the Albertine lands after a century-and-a-half.
She married Friedrich August (English: Frederick Augustus), Duke of Saxony, the younger brother of the elector, Johann Georg IV (John George IV), on 20 January 1693 at age 21. The marriage was purely political and highly unhappy. August considered her boring, while she was shocked and hurt by his constant infidelity with a long succession of mistresses.
Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth died on 4 September 1727 at the age of 55 in Pretzsch an der Elbe. Neither her husband nor her son were present at the funeral.
- parent->child relationship with August III, King of Poland (born 17 October 1696 (greg.))
- spouse relationship with August II der Starke (born 12 May 1670 Jul.Cal. (22 May 1670 greg.)). Notes: 1893-1727, her death
- sibling relationship with Georg Wilhelm, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (born 16 November 1678 Jul.Cal. (26 Nov 1678 greg.))
- other kin relationship with Erdmann August, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (born 28 September 1615 Jul.Cal. (8 Oct 1615 greg.)). Notes: Grandkin
- Relationship : Marriage 20 January 1693 (greg.) (Friedrich August, Duke of Saxony)
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Sy Scholfield quotes from Observations historical and genealogical in which the originals of the emperor, kings, electors, and other the sovereign princes of Europe, with a series of their births, matches, more remarkable actions, and deaths, as also the augmentations, decreasings, and pretences of each family, are drawn down to the year MDCXC (original Observationes historico-genealogicae written in Latin by Anton Wilhelm Schowart) (J. Walthoe, London, 1693), page 340: "Christiana Eberhardina, born at six in the Evening, Dec. 19. 1671."
- Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Royal)
- Family : Childhood : Family noted (Royal)
- Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First of six)
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
- Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hohenzollern, Germany)