Motivbank: Elisabeth Charlotte,
Elisabeth Charlotte: "Liselotte of the Palatinate" 1652-1722.
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As the daughter of Elector Karl I Ludwig, Princess Elisabeth Charlotte spent a carefree childhood in Heidelberg Castle. She enjoyed visiting Schwetzingen Palace, where her father's "wife to the left", Luise von Degenfeld, lived together with her half-siblings. At the age of 19, "Liselotte" was married to Philippe d'Orléans, the brother of King Louis XIV. With the death of her childless brother Charles II, the Palatinate-Simmer line became extinct. The Sun King laid claim to the Electoral Palatinate - in the Palatine-Orléans War of Succession the entire territory, including the castles of Heidelberg and Schwetzingen, was devastated. Madame" is still remembered today as an industrious letter writer. The bench is located at the Dreibrückentor.