Duke Eugen of Württemberg (1820–1875)

Duke Eugen of Württemberg (German: Herzog Eugen Wilhelm Alexander Erdmann von Württemberg; 25 December 1820 – 8 January 1875) was a German prince.

Duke Eugen of Württemberg
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Born(1820-12-25)25 December 1820
Carlsruhe, Kingdom of Prussia
Died8 January 1875(1875-01-08) (aged 54)
Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden
SpousePrincess Mathilde of Schaumburg-Lippe
IssueDuchess Wilhelmine
Duke Eugen
Pauline, Baroness of Kirbach
Names
German: Eugen Wilhelm Alexander Erdmann
HouseWürttemberg
FatherDuke Eugen of Württemberg
MotherPrincess Mathilde of Waldeck and Pyrmont

BiographyEdit

Early life and familyEdit

Duke Eugen was born at Carlsruhe, Kingdom of Prussia, second child and first son of Duke Eugen of Württemberg (1788–1857), (son of Duke Eugen of Württemberg, and Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern) and his wife, Princess Mathilde of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1801–1825), (daughter of George I, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and Princess Augusta of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen).

Military careerEdit

Eugen was Commander of the 1st Westphalian Hussars No. 8.

DeathEdit

Eugen died aged 54. At the time of his death he was second in the line to the throne of Württemberg after Prince William (later King William II).

Marriage and issueEdit

On 15 July 1843, in Bückeburg, he married Princess Mathilde of Schaumburg-Lippe (1818–1891), daughter of George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont. They had three children:

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AncestryEdit

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