Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern (1764–1834)

Louise of Stolberg-Gedern (13 October 1764 – 24 May 1834), was a German noblewoman member of the House of Stolberg and by her two marriages Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen and Württemberg.

Louise of Stolberg-Gedern
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Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern, by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen
Born(1764-10-13)13 October 1764
Gedern
Died24 May 1834(1834-05-24) (aged 69)
Carlsruhe (Pokój), Silesia
Noble familyStolberg
Spouse(s)Karl Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Duke Eugen of Württemberg
FatherChristian Karl, Prince of Stolberg-Gedern
MotherCountess Eleonore of Reuss-Lobenstein

Born in Gedern, she was the second child of Christian Karl, Prince of Stolberg-Gedern and his wife Countess Eleonore of Reuss-Lobenstein. She was born three months after her father's death, on 21 July 1764.[1]

LifeEdit

In Gedern on 5 June 1780, Louise married firstly Karl Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. Their childless union lasted only two years until Karl Wilhelm's death, on 21 July 1782.

Five years later, on 21 January 1787 in Meiningen, Louise married secondly Duke Eugen, the third child of Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg and brother of King Frederick I of Württemberg. They had five children:[2]

Louise died in Carlsruhe (now Pokój), Silesia, aged sixty-nine, having survived her second husband and two of her children.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the House of Stolberg". genealogy.euweb.cz. Retrieved 27 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the House of Württemberg". genealogy.euweb.cz. Retrieved 27 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[self-published source][better source needed]
Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern (1764–1834)
Born: 13 October 1764 Died: 24 May 1834
Royal titles
Preceded by
Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Philippsthal
Duchess consort of Saxe-Meiningen
1780-1782
Vacant
Title next held by
Louise Eleonore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg