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Princess Marie of Nassau

European royal
The basics
Date of birth Biebrich, Rhineland Palatinate, Verbandsgemeinde Katzenelnbogen, Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Rhineland-Palatinate
Date of death Mar 24, 1902 Neuwied, Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Mother: Princess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Brother(s): Adolphe Grand Duke of Luxembourg Prince Moritz Wilhelm of Nassau-Weilburg Prince Nikolaus Wilhelm of Nassau
Children: Elisabeth of Wied William Prince of Wied
Sister(s): Sophia of Nassau Princess Therese of Nassau-Weilburg Princess Helena of Nassau
Spouse: Hermann Prince of Wied
Father: William Duke of Nassau
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The details

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.

Early life

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:

  • Duchess Therese of Oldenburg (1815–1871)
  • Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1817–1905)

And half sister of:

  • Helena, Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1831–1888) who married George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.
  • Queen Sophia of Sweden and Norway (1836–1913), queen consort of Oscar II of Sweden.

Marriage and family

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:

  • Princess Elisabeth of Wied (29 December 1843 – 3 March 1916) married Carol I of Romania, had issue.
  • William, Prince of Wied (22 August 1845 – 22 October 1907) married Princess Marie of the Netherlands, had issue.
  • Prince Otto of Wied (22 November 1850 – 18 February 1862)

Private Life

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.

Titles and styles

  • 29 January 1825 – 20 June 1842: Her Ducal Serene Highness Princess Marie of Nassau
  • 20 June 1842 – 5 March 1864: Her Ducal Serene Highness The Princess of Wied
  • 5 March 1864 – 24 March 1902: Her Ducal Serene Highness The Dowager Princess of Wied


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