Margravine Road recalls the existence of Bradenburg House, a riverside mansion built by Sir Nicholas Crispe in the time of Charles I., used as the headquarters of General Fairfax in 1647 during the civil wars, and occupied in 1792 by the margrave of Bradenburg-Anspach and Bayreuth and his wife, and in 1820 by Caroline, consort of George IV.
WILHELMINA (SOPHIA FRIDERIKA WILHELMINA) (1709-1758), margravine of Baireuth, was born in Berlin on the 3rd of July 1709, the daughter of Frederick William I., crown prince, afterwards king of Prussia, and of Sophia Dorothea, daughter of the elector of Hanover (George I.
The margravine made Baireuth one of the intellectual centres of Germany, surrounding herself with a little court of wits and artists which gained added prestige from the occasional visits of Voltaire and Frederick the Great.
The margravine's memoirs, Me'moires de ma vie, written or revised between 1748 and her death, are preserved in the Royal Library of Berlin.
Cuttell, Wilhelmine, Margravine of Baireuth (London, 2 vols., 1905); and R.