Baireuth sentence example
- Wilhelmina of Baireuth >>
- CHRISTOPH FRIEDRICH VON AMMON (1766-1850), German theological writer and preacher, was born at Baireuth.
- WILHELMINA (SOPHIA FRIDERIKA WILHELMINA) (1709-1758), margravine of Baireuth, was born in Berlin on the 3rd of July 1709, the daughter of Frederick William I., crown prince, afterwards king of Prussia, and of Sophia Dorothea, daughter of the elector of Hanover (George I.
- After much talk of other matches, which came to nothing, she was eventually married in 1731 to Frederick, hereditary prince of Baireuth.
- The marriage, only accepted by Wilhelmina under threats from her father and with a view to lightening her brother's disgrace, proved at the outset a happy one, though it was clouded at first by narrow means, and afterwards by the infidelities of the future margrave with Dorothea von Marwitz, whose ascendancy at the court of Baireuth was bitterly resented by Frederick the Great, and caused an estrangement of some three years between Wilhelmina and the brother she so devotedly loved.Advertisement
- When Wilhelmina's husband came into his inheritance in 1 735 the pair set about making Baireuth a miniature Versailles.
- Their building operations included the rebuilding of their summer residence, the Ermitage, the great Baireuth opera-house, the building of a theatre and the reconstruction of the Baireuth palace and of the new opera house.
- The margravine made Baireuth one of the intellectual centres of Germany, surrounding herself with a little court of wits and artists which gained added prestige from the occasional visits of Voltaire and Frederick the Great.
- Cuttell, Wilhelmine, Margravine of Baireuth (London, 2 vols., 1905); and R.
- BAYREUTH, or Baireuth, a town of Bavaria, Germany, district of Upper Franconia, 58 m.Advertisement