Dorothea Friederike of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Dorothea Friederike of Brandenburg-Ansbach (12 August 1676, Ansbach
Ansbach, originally Onolzbach, is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is the capital of the administrative region of Middle Franconia. Ansbach is situated southwest of Nuremberg and north of Munich, on the Fränkische Rezat, a tributary of the Main river. As of 2004, its population was 40,723.Ansbach...

 – 13 March 1731, Hanau
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) was the daughter of Margrave John Frederick of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1654 – 1686) and his first wife, Margravine Johanna Elisabeth of Baden-Durlach (1651 – 1680). She was a half-sister of Queen Caroline of Great Britain, the wife of King George II
George II of Great Britain
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On 20 (or 30) August 1699, Dorothea Friederike Count married Johann Reinhard III of Hanau-Lichtenberg
Johann Reinhard III of Hanau-Lichtenberg
Johann Reinhard III of Hanau-Lichtenberg was the last of the counts of Hanau-Lichtenberg. He reigned from 1680 to 1736...

. She was the last Countess of Hanau. The marriage produced one daughter: Charlotte Christine Magdalene Johanna (1700 – 1726). Charlotte was the sole heiress of the county of Hanau and married on 5 April 1717 Crown Prince Louis VIII
Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Louis VIII was the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt from 1739 to 1768. He was the son of Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt and Margravine Dorothea Charlotte of Brandenburg-Ansbach....

 of Hesse-Darmstadt
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 (1691 – 1768).

Friederike Dorothea died on 13 March 1731 and was buried on 17 or 25 March 1731 in the family vault of the Hanau counts in the St. John's Church (Hanau) (currently known as Old St. John's Church) in Hanau. The tomb was largely destroyed in the bombing of the Second World War.


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