One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
usually as title The wife of a German elector.
- ‘Friedrich August's consort was the Archduchess Maria Josefa, elder daughter of Emperor Josef I, sister of the Bavarian electress Maria Amalia and first cousin of the Empress Maria Theresia.’
- ‘Leibniz wrote to the electress to suggest that the plans for the observatory be widened to embrace an Academy of Sciences.’
- ‘The Hanoverians, who were summoned in 1714 as the nearest Protestant heirs, were related to the Stuarts and previous British dynasties through Sophia, electress of Hanover, mother of George I and granddaughter of James VI and I.’
- ‘This secured the crown for Princess Sophia, the electress of Hanover, who was James I's granddaughter.’
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