Princess Helena of Nassau

Princess Helena of Nassau (German: Prinzessin Helene Wilhelmine Henriette Pauline Marianne von Nassau-Weilburg; 18 August 1831 – 27 October 1888) was a daughter of William, Duke of Nassau, and consort of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont. A paternal second cousin of Francis, Duke of Teck, father-in-law of king George V.

Princess Helena
Helena prinses van Nassau, moeder van kon Emma.jpg
Born(1831-08-18)18 August 1831
Wiesbaden, Duchy of Nassau, German Confederation
Died28 October 1888(1888-10-28) (aged 57)
Pyrmont, Principality of Waldeck and Pyrmont, German Empire
Fuerstliches Erbbegraebnis,
SpouseGeorge Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
IssuePrincess Sophie
Pauline, Princess of Bentheim and Steinfurt
Marie, Princess William of Württemberg
Emma, Queen of the Netherlands
Princess Helena, Duchess of Albany
Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Elisabeth, Princess of Erbach-Schönberg
Helena Wilhelmina Henriette Pauline Marianne
FatherWilliam, Duke of Nassau
MotherPrincess Pauline of Württemberg

Early lifeEdit

Helena was born at Wiesbaden, Duchy of Nassau. She was the ninth child of William, Duke of Nassau (1792–1839), by his second wife Princess Pauline of Württemberg (1810–1856), daughter of Prince Paul of Württemberg. She was the half-sister of Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (then Hereditary Prince of Nassau). She was related to the Dutch Royal Family and also, distantly, to the British Royal Family through her father and mother, both were descendants of King George II of Great Britain.

Marriage and familyEdit

Princess Helena married on 26 September 1853 in Wiesbaden to George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, son of George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.[1]


They had seven children:


Among her grandchildren were:


Notes and sourcesEdit

  1. ^ Almanach de Gotha. 1893. p. 111.
  • The Royal House of Stuart, London, 1969, 1971, 1976, Addington, A. C., Reference: vol II page 337/347
  • For My Grandchildren London, 1966, Athlone, HRH Princess Alice, Countess of, Reference: Page 41 part of biographical notes
Princess Helena of Nassau
Cadet branch of the House of Nassau
Born: 18 August 1831 Died: 28 October 1862
German royalty
Title last held by
Princess Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
26 September 1853 – 28 October 1888
Title next held by
Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg