Henry Louis, Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken
Henry Louis Charles Albert, Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken (9 March 1768 in Saarbrücken – 27 April 1797 near Cadolzburg), was a titular prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken. He never actually reigned, because the country was occupied by French revolutionary troops from 1793 until after his death.
|Henry Louis, Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken|
|Born||9 March 1768|
|Died||27 April 1797 (aged 29)|
|Noble family||House of Nassau|
|Spouse(s)||Marie Francisca Maximilia of Montbarrey|
|Father||Louis, Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken|
|Mother||Wilhelmine of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt|
He was the son of Louis, Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken and his first wife, Princess Wilhelmine of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1751–1780). His parents' marriage was unhappy, so that Wihelmine retreated to Hallberg Castle, where she raised her son.
On 14 May 1793 he had to flee when French troop attacked Neunkirchen castle. He entered Prussian military service. He had to watch when his ancestral castle went up in flames in October 1793. On 14 November 1793, he was promoted to colonel in the Prussian cavalry.
In 1794 his father died and he inherited the title of Prince. However, Nassau-Saarbrücken was still occupied by French revolutionary troops and he could not rule his principality.
In 1797 he died after a fall from a horse. Since he had no descendants, Nassau-Saarbrücken fell to his first cousin once removed, Prince Charles William of Nassau-Usingen (his father's first cousin). His half brother Adolf came of age in 1805 and resumed the title Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken.
He married on 6 October 1785 to Princess Marie Françoise Maximilienne of Saint Mauris-Montbarrey (2 November 1761 – 2 February 1838), the daughter of Prince Alexandre Marie Léonor de Saint-Mauris de Montbarrey. They left no issue.
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