Princess Marie of Nassau

Princess Marie of Nassau (German: Prinzessin Marie Wilhelmine Friederike Elisabeth von Nassau; 29 January 1825 – 24 March 1902) was the eighth child and fourth daughter of William, Duke of Nassau and wife of Hermann, 4th Prince of Wied. She was the mother of Queen Elisabeth of Romania.

Princess Marie
Princess consort of Wied
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Born(1825-01-29)29 January 1825
Biebrich, Duchy of Nassau
Died24 March 1902(1902-03-24) (aged 77)
Neuwied, Duchy of Nassau
SpouseHermann, Prince of Wied
IssueElisabeth, Queen of Romania
William, Prince of Wied
Prince Otto
Names
German: Marie Wilhelmine Friederike Elisabeth
HouseNassau-Weilburg
FatherWilliam, Duke of Nassau
MotherPrincess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen

Early lifeEdit

Marie was born at Biebrich, Duchy of Nassau the eighth child and fourth daughter of William, Duke of Nassau (1792–1839) by his first wife, Princess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1794–1825), daughter of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg.

She was sister of:

And half sister (as well as first cousin once removed) of:

Marriage and familyEdit

Marie married on 20 June 1842 in Biebrich, Hermann, Prince of Wied (1814–1864), elder son of Johann August Carl, Prince of Wied and Princess Sophie Auguste of Solms-Braunfels. They had three children:

Private lifeEdit

According to the German writer and socialite Marie von Bunsen (1860–1941), Princess Marie is reported to have had a relationship with the Baden politician Franz von Roggenbach (1825–1907) to whom she even might have been married morganatically after her husband's death.[1]

AncestryEdit

Notes and sourcesEdit

  1. ^ Marie von Bunsen: Die Welt, in der ich lebte. Koehler & Amelang, Leipzig 1930.
  • The Royal House of Stuart, London, 1969, 1971, 1976, Addington, A. C., Reference: 351; The Royal House of Stuart, London, 1969, 1971, 1976, Addington, A. C., Reference: page 336
  • L'Allemagne dynastique, Huberty, Giraud, Magdelaine, Reference: vol III page 454.