Louis III, Duke of Württemberg

Louis III, Duke of Württemberg, (German: Ludwig der Fromme; 1 January 1554, in Stuttgart – 28 August 1593, in Stuttgart) was a German nobleman. He was the Duke of Württemberg, from 1568 until his death.

Louis III
Duke of Württemberg
Reign28 December 1568 – 28 August 1593
SuccessorFrederick I
Born1 January 1554
Died28 August 1593(1593-08-28) (aged 39)
Dorothea Ursula of Baden-Durlach
(m. 1575; died 1583)
Ursula of Veldenz
(m. 1585)
FatherChristoph, Duke of Württemberg
MotherAnna Maria of Brandenburg-Ansbach

The only surviving son of Christoph, Duke of Württemberg, he succeeded him on his death on 28 December 1568. His reign was at first under the guardianship of his mother Anna Maria von Brandenburg-Ansbach, Duke Wolfgang von Zweibrücken and Margraves George Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach and Charles II, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, in the name of Count Heinrich II zu Castell.

Marriages edit

Louis married twice. On 7 November 1575, he married Dorothea Ursula (20 June 1559 – 19 May 1583), a daughter of Margrave Charles II of Baden-Durlach. His second wife was Ursula (24 February 1572 – 5 March 1635), a daughter of Count Palatine George John I of Zweibrücken-Veldenz. Both marriages were childless.

Ancestors edit

The family tree of Louis III

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Louis III, Duke of Württemberg
Born: 1 January 1554 Died: 28 August 1593
Preceded by Duke of Württemberg
Succeeded by