Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Born Nov 08, 1746 at Wolfenbüttel
Died Feb 18, 1840 at Stettin

Alias: 

Elisabeth Christine of Prussia
Elisabeth Christine Ulrike, Prinzessin von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel

Biography: 

Daughter of Karl I of Brunswick and Phillipine Charlotte of Prussia. On July 14, 1765, she married Frederick William, who later became the King of Prussia. They had one daughter, Frederica Charlotte (who later became Duchess of York), but their marriage was dissolved in 1769.

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell danced with her at the court of Brunswick on August 13, 1764. Following his last night in Brunswick, August 21, he wrote that "I must not forget to mark that I fell in love with the beauteous Princess Elizabeth. I talked of carrying her off from the Prince of Prussia, and so occassioning a second Trojan War."