Where did Grävenitz's career begin?
The young noblewoman from Mecklenburg came to Stuttgart in 1706. It is said that it was primarily her beautiful singing voice that drew the duke to her. Eberhard Ludwig fell deeply in love with Wilhelmine. He wanted to marry her, in order to provide social and legal protection in the event of his death; however, he was already married. In 1697, he had married Duchess Johann Elisabetha, Princess of Baden-Durlach, in a political marriage that he had initially rejected. A second marriage would be viewed as illegal and condemned accordingly.