Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg

Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg (Maria Dorothea Luise Wilhelmine Caroline; 1 November 1797 in Carlsruhe (now Pokój), Silesia – 30 March 1855 in Pest, Hungary) was the daughter of Duke Louis of Württemberg (1756–1817) and Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg (1780–1857).[1]

Maria Dorothea
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Born(1797-11-01)1 November 1797
Carlsruhe (Pokój), Silesia
Died30 March 1855(1855-03-30) (aged 57)
Budapest, Hungary
SpouseArchduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary
IssueArchduchess Franziska Marie
Archduke Alexander
Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska
Archduke Joseph Karl
Marie Henriette, Queen of the Belgians
Full name
Maria Dorothea Luise Wilhelmine Caroline
FatherDuke Louis of Württemberg
MotherPrincess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg
ReligionRoman Catholicism


Maria Dorothea in 1818.

Maria Dorothea was the eldest of five children born to Duke Louis of Württemberg and his second wife Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg. She was born in Carlsruhe (now Pokój), Silesia, now Poland.

Her brother Alexander was the grandfather of Mary of Teck, the future queen consort of George V of the United Kingdom.

Marriage and childrenEdit

She was the third wife of Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, to whom she was married on 24 August 1819. They had five children:

Name Portrait Lifespan Notes
Archduchess Franziska Marie of Austria
Died in childhood.
Archduke Alexander of Austria
Died in childhood
Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria
Married firstly Archduke Ferdinand Karl Viktor of Austria-Este and had issue;

married secondly Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria and had issue.

Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria
Married Princess Clotilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and had issue.
Archduchess Marie Henriette of Austria   1836-
Married Leopold II of Belgium and had issue



  1. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p10124.htm#i101240". The Peerage.[unreliable source]


  • Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh. Burke's Royal Families of the World, Volume 1: Europe & Latin America (1977), London, UK: Burke's Peerage Ltd, page 22.