Was she happy in her arranged marriage?
Yes! Despite a twenty year age difference, they were in love, which can be discerned in her letters to her grandfather. Princess Sibylla Augusta von Sachsen-Lauenburg grew up in the Bohemian Schlackenwerth, now Ostrov nad Ohří. Her family were wealthy Catholics. She and her sister were coveted candidates on the royal marriage market. When Ludwig Wilhelm von Baden-Baden came looking for a wife in 1690, he chose the 15-year-old Sibylla Augusta, much to the older Anna Maria Franziska’s chagrin.