Luise Marie of the Palatinate

Luise Marie of the Palatinate (Luise Marie von der Plafz; 23 July 1647 – 11 March 1679) was a Palatine princess who married Charles Theodore, the Prince (Fürst) of Salm-Salm. A great-granddaughter of James I of England and niece of Sophia, Electress of Hanover, she and her family, as Catholics, were excluded from the line of succession to the British throne.

Early lifeEdit

She was the eldest daughter of the landless Prince Palatine Edward and his French-Italian wife, Anna Gonzaga. She was probably named after her mother's sister, Ludwika Maria Gonzaga, Queen of Poland (in German, Louise Marie). Her younger sisters were Anne Henriette, wife of Henri Jules, Prince de Condé and Benedicta Henrietta, wife of John Frederick, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. On her father's side, she was a first cousin of George I of Great Britain and Elisabeth Charlotte, Duchess of Orléans.

MarriageEdit

On March 20, 1671, she married Charles Theodore, Prince of Salm. They had three children:

  • Princess Louise Apollonia of Salm, born February 23, 1672; died on May 22, 1678 at the age of 6.[1]
  • Louis Otto, who became the last Prince of Salm-Salm, was born on October 24, 1674.[2]
  • Princess Eleonore Christine of Salm, was born on March 14, 1678; married Conrad Albert, first Duke of Ursel, with whom she had issue; and died March 23, 1737, at the age of 59.[3]

AncestryEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Geni website
  2. ^ Geni website
  3. ^ Geni website