Elizabeth Christina, queen of Prussia, born in Brunswick, Nov. 8, 1715, died Jan. 13, 1797. She was a princess of Brunswick-Be-vern, and a niece of the empress of Germany, and was betrothed to the future Frederick the Great, March 10, 1732. Carlyle describes her as being at that time "an insipid, fine-com-plexioned young lady;" and Frederick, who was compelled to marry her by his father, and who was much opposed to the match, said of her in his letters to Grumkow: "She is not at all beautiful, speaks almost nothing, and is given to pouting." The marriage ceremony, however, was performed at Potsdam, June 12, 1733; and Carlyle says that, "with the gay temper of 18 and her native loyalty of mind, she seems to have shaped herself successively to the prince's taste, and growing yearly grace-fuller and better-looking was an ornament and pleasant addition to his existence." Frederick made generous provision for her, and remarked in his will: "During my whole reign she has never given me the slightest cause of dissatisfaction, and her high moral character must inspire respect and love." She wrote several works in French.