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Duchess Auguste of Württemberg

German noble
The basics
Date of birth Stuttgart, Stuttgart Government Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date of death Jun 04, 1787 Hornberg, Ortenau, Freiburg Government Region, Baden-Württemberg
Mother: Princess Marie Auguste of Thurn and Taxis
Father: Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg
Spouse: Karl Anselm, 4th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Brother(s): Charles Eugene Duke of Württemberg Frederick II Eugene Duke of Württemberg Louis Eugene Duke of Württemberg
Children: Princess Sophie Friederike of Thurn and Taxis Karl Alexander, 5th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
The details

Duchess Auguste Elisabeth of Württemberg (in German: Auguste Elisabeth, Herzogin von Württemberg; 30 October 1734, Stuttgart, Duchy of Württemberg, Holy Roman Empire– 4 June 1787, Hornberg, Duchy of Württemberg, Holy Roman Empire) was a member of the Ducal House of Württemberg and a Duchess of Württemberg by birth. Through her marriage to Karl Anselm, 4th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Auguste was also a member of the Princely House of Thurn and Taxis and Princess consort of Thurn and Taxis.

Family and early life

Auguste was the sixth and youngest child of Karl Alexander, Duke of Württemberg and his wife Princess Maria Augusta of Thurn and Taxis. In her youth, she had lived with her mother, until she entered the exclusive Ursuline convent in Metz in 1750. In 1752, her eldest brother Karl Eugen had wanted her to marry a French prince of the blood to assist in his reorientation of Württemberg policy towards France. The match fell through however, and to save the cost of maintaining Auguste, she was instead married off to her maternal cousin Karl Anselm, 4th Prince of Thurn and Taxis.

Marriage and issue

Auguste married Karl Anselm, 4th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, son of Alexander Ferdinand, 3rd Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Margravine Sophie Christine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, on 3 September 1753 in Stuttgart, Duchy of Württemberg. They had eight children:

  • Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis (born 10 July 1757 † 9 March 1776)
∞ 25 August 1774 Kraft Ernst, Prince of Oettingen-Oettingen
∞ 31 December 1775 Prince Hieronim Wincenty Radziwiłł (11 May 1759-18 September 1786)
∞ around 1795 NN Kazanowski
∞ 1797 to a Count Ostrorog
  • Prince Franz Johann Nepomuck of Thurn and Taxis (baptized 2 October 1759; † 22 January 1760)
  • Princess Henrica Karoline of Thurn and Taxis (baptized 25 April 1762; † 25 April 1784)
∞ 21 April 1783 with Johannes Aloysius II, Prince of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg
  • Prince Alexander Karl of Thurn and Taxis (born 19 April 1763; † 21 April 1763)
  • Princess Friederike Dorothea of Thurn and Taxis (born 11 September 1764 † 10 November 1764)
  • Karl Alexander, 5th Prince of Thurn and Taxis (born 22 February 1770; † 15 July 1827)
∞ 25 May 1789 with Duchess Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • Prince Friedrich Johann Nepomuck of Thurn and Taxis (born 11 April 1772 † 7 December 1805), unmarried

Titles and styles

  • 30 October 1734 – 3 September 1753: Her Ducal Serene Highness Duchess Auguste of Württemberg
  • 3 September 1753 – 17 March 1773: Her Ducal Serene Highness The Hereditary Princess of Thurn and Taxis
  • 17 March 1773 – 1776: Her Ducal Serene Highness The Princess of Thurn and Taxis
  • 1776 – 4 June 1787: Her Ducal Serene Highness Princess Auguste of Thurn and Taxis, Duchess of Württemberg


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