Charlotte, Queen Sophie
b. 1744-05-19
d. 1818-11-17
Queen Charlotte, from whom Queen Charlotte Sound and Queen Charlotte Channel take their names,1 was the wife of England's King George III and queen of the both the United Kingdom and Hanover.2 British fur trader George Dixon named the Queen Charlotte Islands after his vessel, which he named in commemoration of Queen Charlotte.3
Charlotte was Born on 19 May 1744 in the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany, and was the second daughter of Duke Charles Louis Frederick.4 She married George III on 8 September 1761 and gave birth to 15 children over the couple's 57-year marriage.5 Queen Charlotte had a keen interest in theology, botany, and literature, and her personal library contained over 4,000 volumes.6 Charlotte died at Kew Palace on November 17th, 1818.7
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 485-86.
  • 2. Clarissa Campbell Orr, Charlotte, Queen Sophie, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  • 3. Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names, 485.
  • 4. Clarissa Campbell Orr, Charlotte, Queen Sophie Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  • 5. Ibid.
  • 6. Ibid.
  • 7. Ibid.
Mentions of this person in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Charlotte, Queen Sophie. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/charlotte.html.

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