Dorothea Sophie o Neuburg

Dorothea Sophie o Neuburg (Dorothea Sophie; 5 Julie 1670 – 15 September 1748) wis Duchess of Parma frae 1695 tae 1727. She wis regent o the duchy o Parma frae 1731 tae 1735 for her grandson Infante Carlos o Spain (later Duke o Parma). She wis an aw a sister o Haly Roman Empress Eleonore Magdalene (wife o Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor) as well as Queen Maria Sophie o Portugal as well as the last wife o Charles II o Spain Maria Anna o Neuburg. Infanta Maria Doroteia o Portugal wis named in her honour.

Dorothea Sophie o Neuburg
Duchess o Parma
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Dorothea bi an unkent artist.
Duchess o Parma
Tenur7 December 1696 – 26 Mey 1727
Born5 Julie 1670(1670-07-05)
Neuburg Pailace, Bavarie, HRE
Dee'd15 September 1748(1748-09-15) (aged 78)
Parma, Italy
BuirialSanctuary o Santa Maria della Steccata
SpouseOdoardo, Hereditary Prince o Parma
Francesco, Duke o Parma
IssuePrince Alessandro Ignazio
Elisabeth, Queen o Spain
Full name
Dorothea Sophie
HooseWittelsbach (bi birth)
Farnese (bi mairiage)
FaitherPhilip William, Elector Palatine
MitherElisabeth Amalie o Hesse-Darmstadt

First mairiageEedit

On 17 September 1690, she mairit Odoardo Farnese, Hereditary Prince o Parma, heir tae the throne o the Duchy o Parma an Piacenza. In thair three years of mairiage, thay haed twa childer, a son who died in infancy an a dochter, Elisabeth.

Seicont mairiageEedit

Her husband died on 6 September 1693, anly a month efter the daith o thair son. On 7 December 1696, Dorothea mairit Odoardo's hauf-brither, Francesco Farnese, who haed acome Duke o Parma when his faither died in 1694.


  1. Prince Alessandro Ignazio Farnese (6 December 1691 – 5 August 1693) died young.
  2. Princess Elisabetta Farnese (25 October 1692 – 11 Julie 1766) mairit Philip V o Spain an haed issue.

Teetles an stylesEedit

  • 5 Julie 1670 – 17 September 1690 Princess Dorothea Sophie o Neuburg.
  • 17 September 1690 – 6 September 1693 The Hereditary Princess o Parma.
  • 6 September 1693 – 7 December 1696 The Dowager Hereditary Princess o Parma.
  • 7 December 1696 – 26 May 1727 The Duchess o Parma.
  • 26 May 1727 – 15 September 1748 The Dowager Duchess o Parma.

External linksEedit

  Media relatit tae Dorothea Sophie o Neuburg at Wikimedia Commons