Eleonore of Löwenstein-Wertheim

Eleonore of Löwenstein-Wertheim (Eleonore Maria Anna; 16 February 1686 – 22 February 1753) was a Princess of the Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort. She was the Landgravine of Hesse-Rotenburg by marriage. Baptised as Eleonore Maria Anna, she was known as Eleonore meaning 'true and perpetual beauty'.

Eleonore
Landgravine of Hesse-Rotenburg
Born(1686-02-16)16 February 1686
Vienna, Austria
Died22 February 1753(1753-02-22) (aged 67)
Schloss Rotenburg, Rotenburg
SpouseErnest Leopold of Hesse-Rotenburg
IssueJoseph, Hereditary Prince of Hesse-Rotenburg
Polyxena, Queen of Sardinia
Caroline, Princess of Condé
Constantine, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg
Christine, Princess of Carignan
Eleonore, Countess Palatine of Sulzbach
Full name
Eleonore Maria Anna
HouseHouse of Hesse-Kassel
House of Löwenstein-Wertheim
FatherMaximilian Karl Albert, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort
MotherMaria Polyxena Khuen of Lichtenberg

BiographyEdit

Born to Maximilian Karl Albert, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort and his wife Countess Maria Polyxena Khuen of Lichtenberg and Belasi, she was born in Vienna. She was their sixth child. Her father had entered imperial service at a young age, was an imperial counselor from 1684 thus her birth in Vienna, the capital of the Holy Roman Empire then ruled by Leopold I.

Her mother was a member of the family who ruled the County of Lichtenberg und Belasi. Her parents were first cousin's. She herself would marry her first cousin; Eleonore's paternal aunt Princess Maria Anna of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort had married William, Landgrave of Hesse-Rheinfels-Rotenburg, father of her husband Ernest Leopold of Hesse-Rotenburg, William's son and heir.

The couple married in Frankfurt on 9 November 1704, the bride being 18 and the groom 20. They were parents of 10 children, five of which would have progeny. She outlived her husband by three years.

Her eldest granddaughter, Princess Eleonora of Savoy, was named after her. Her eldest grandson was Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia.

IssueEdit

AncestryEdit

Titles and stylesEdit

  • 16 February 1686 – 9 November 1704: Her Serene Highness Countess Eleonore of Löwenstein-Wertheim
  • 9 November 1704 – 20 November 1725: Her Serene Highness the Hereditary Princess of Hesse-Rotenburg
  • 20 November 1725 – 29 November 1749: Her Serene Highness the Landgravine of Hesse-Rotenburg
  • 29 November 1749 – 22 February 1753: Her Serene Highness the Dowager Landgravine of Hesse-Rotenburg

References and notesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Hans-Günter Kittelmann: Kleiner Führer durch die Rotenburger Quart 1627–1834 und das Fürstenhaus Hessen-Rotenburg. Geschichtsverein Altkreis Rotenburg. p. 28–43
Eleonore of Löwenstein-Wertheim
Born: 16 February 1686 Died: 22 February 1753
German royalty
Vacant
Title last held by
Eleonora of Solms-Lich
Landgravine consort of Hesse-Rotenburg
20 November 1725 – 29 November 1749
Succeeded by
Maria Sophia of Starhemberg