Caroline, of Anspach, Queen Consort of George II (1683 -1737)
Wilhelmina Carolina was the daughter of John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg Ansbach, and Eleonora Edmuthe Louisa, daughter of John George, Duke of Saxe Eisenach. Her father died when she was only four and she accompanied her mother to Dresden when her mother remarried. After her mother’s death she lived in Berlin with her guardian, the Elector Frederick of Brandenburg, afterwards Frederick I of Prussia. She was a friend of Leibniz. On the 2 September 1705, she married George Augustus, electoral prince of Hanover, the future George II. Her husband and she were unpopular with his father George I, who kept him away from court. She lived with her husband much at Richmond Lodge, which he bought from the Duke of Ormonde, and where she constructed a grotto called Merlin's cave which had its own library with Stephen Duck as its librarian. John Brindley was her bookbinder.