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Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Württemberg

Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Württemberg

German duchess
The basics
Date of birth Courland
Date of death Dec 05, 1864 Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe Government Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Mother: Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg
Brother(s): Duke Alexander of Württemberg Duke Adam of Württemberg
Children: Princess Sophie of Baden Princess Leopoldine of Baden
Sister(s): Pauline Therese of Württemberg Duchess Amelia of Württemberg Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg
Spouse: Prince William of Baden
Father: Louis, Duke of Württemberg
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The details

Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine Constance of Württemberg (27 February 1802 in Würzau, Courland Governorate – 5 December 1864, in Karlsruhe) was a daughter of Duke Louis of Württemberg and Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg. By her marriage to Prince William of Baden, she became a Princess of Baden.


Elisabeth, aged 18.

Elisabeth was one of five children born to Duke Louis of Württemberg and his second wife Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg. Her siblings included Maria Dorothea, Archduchess of Austria; Amelia, Duchess of Saxe-Altenberg; Pauline, Queen consort of Württemberg; and Duke Alexander of Württemberg (the founder of the Teck branch of the family).

Elisabeth's paternal grandparents were Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg and Friederike Dorothea of Brandenburg-Schwedt.

Her maternal grandparents were Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg and Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau, a daughter of William IV, Prince of Orange.

Marriage and children

Elisabeth married Prince William of Baden on 16 October 1830. Ten years older than she was, he was the second son of Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden and his second wife Luise Karoline Geyer von Geyersberg. Due to the lowly status of his mother, William had no succession rights for a time to the Grand Duchy of Baden (until his brother succeeded as Leopold I, Grand Duke of Baden earlier that year).

Elisabeth and William had four children:


William died on 11 October 1859. Elisabeth would die five years later, on 5 December 1864.


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