|Sophie Marie of Hesse-Darmstadt|
|Born||7 May 1661|
|Died||22 August 1712 (aged 51)|
|Spouse||Christian, Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg|
|Father||Louis VI of Hesse-Darmstadt|
|Mother||Maria Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp|
Sophie Marie was born in Darmstadt, a daughter of Count Louis VI of Hesse-Darmstadt (1630–1678) from his marriage to Maria Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp (1634–1665), a daughter of Duke Frederick III of Holstein-Gottorp.
On 9 February 1681 in Darmstadt, she married Duke Christian of Saxe-Eisenberg. At the time, he was a widower and father of a daughter. He had become the first Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg when Saxe-Gotha had been divided by Christian and his six brothers the year before. They had no children and Christian died without leaving an heir. A dispute erupted among the remaining brothers and their descendants about he inheritance of Saxe-Eisenberg.
The Duchess was described as a very hard-working housewife, with a particular fondness for spinning. Disguised as an ordinary woman, she supplied local merchants with wool and yarn. She died in Gotha.
- Klemm, Gustav Friedrich (1859). Die Frauen: Culturgeschichtliche Schilderungen des Zustandes und Einflusses der Frauen in den verschiedenen Zonen und Zeitaltern, Band 3 (The Women). Arnoldische Buchhandlung. p. 308. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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- Johann Georg Theodor Grässe: The lore of the Kingdom of Saxony, Volume 2, Dresden 1874, p. 323-325.
Princess Louise of DenmarkBorn: 7 May 1661 Died: 22 August 1712
Title last held byChristiane of Saxe-Merseburg
| Duchess consort of Saxe-Eisenberg
|Merged to the Duchy of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg|