Elisabeth Christine, Queen of Prussia (c. 1740) Daughter of Duke Ferdinand Albrecht II of Brunswick-Bevern (r. 1735) and the niece of Emperor Charles VI (r. 1711-40), married Frederick II in 1733. The marriage had been arranged for Prussian diplomatic advantage and occurred against Frederick’s will. Elisabeth Christine dedicated her time to reading, painting, playing cards and contributing to charitable causes. Her marriage remained childless. Oil on canvas by Antoine Pesne, c. 1740.