William Louis, Duke of Württemberg

William Louis of Württemberg (7 January 1647 – 23 June 1677) was the ruler of the senior Duchy of Württemberg from 1674 until his death in 1677.

William Louis, Duke of Württemberg
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William Louis of Württemberg on his deathbed
Born(1647-01-07)7 January 1647
Died23 June 1677(1677-06-23) (aged 30)
Hirsau Castle
Noble familyHouse of Württemberg
Spouse(s)Magdalena Sibylla of Hesse-Darmstadt
FatherEberhard III, Duke of Württemberg
MotherAnna Katharina of Kyrburg

William Louis was born in Stuttgart, the ninth child of Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg, and his first wife Anna Katharina of Kyrburg.

At the age of 30, the Duke died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the stop-over in Schloß Hirsau. His widow Magdalena Sibylla became regent of Württemberg between 1677 and 1693, until her son reached adulthood.


He married on 6 November 1673 in Darmstadt with Magdalena Sibylla of Hesse-Darmstadt, and had 4 children:


William Louis, Duke of Württemberg
Born: 7 January 1647 Died: 23 June 1677
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Eberhard III
Duke of Württemberg
Succeeded by
Eberhard Louis