Sophie of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach

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Sophie von Brandenburg-Ansbach (born March 10, 1485 in Ansbach , † May 24, 1537 in Liegnitz ) was a princess of Brandenburg-Ansbach and became Duchess of Liegnitz by marriage .

The renaissance portal of the Piast Castle in Liegnitz with the bust portraits of Duke Friedrich and his wife Sophie


Sophie was a daughter of Margrave Friedrich the Elder of Brandenburg-Ansbach and Bayreuth (1460-1536) from his marriage to Sophia of Poland (1464-1512), daughter of King Casimir IV of Poland .

On November 24, 1518, she married the Silesian Duke Friedrich II of Liegnitz (1480–1547). He had the Piast Castle built in Liegnitz at the beginning of the 16th century; the Renaissance portal at the main entrance is adorned with busts of Sophie and Friedrich. The couple is also shown in a window in the Church of Our Lady in Liegnitz.

Sophie should not be confused with her niece of the same name (1535–1587), who was also Duchess of Liegnitz.


From their marriage, Sophie had the following children:

⚭ 1538 Princess Katharina of Mecklenburg (1518–1581)
⚭ 1545 Princess Barbara of Brandenburg (1527–1595)
⚭ 1545 Elector Johann Georg von Brandenburg (1525–1598)


  • A. Sammter: Chronicle of Liegnitz , printed by W. Pfingsten, 1868, p. 204 f.

Individual evidence

  1. Izabella Gawin, Dieter Schulze, Reinhold Vetter: Silesia: German and Polish cultural traditions in a European border region , DuMont Reiseverlag, 1999, p. 82
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