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Princess Sophie of Saxony

Saxon princess
The basics
AKA Sophie von Sachsen
Date of birth Dresden
Date of death Mar 09, 1867 Munich
Mother: Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
Brother(s): Albert of Saxony George
Children: Duchess Amalie in Bavaria
Sister(s): Princess Anna of Saxony Princess Margaretha of Saxony Princess Elisabeth of Saxony
Spouse: Karl Theodor Duke in Bavaria
Father: John of Saxony
Authority VIAF id
The details

Princess Sophie Maria Friederike Auguste Leopoldine Alexandrine Ernestine Albertine Elisabeth of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony (Full German name: Prinzessin Sophie Maria Friederike Auguste Leopoldine Alexandrine Ernestine Albertine Elisabeth von Sachsen, Herzogin zu Sachsen) (15 March 1845, Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony – 9 March 1867, Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria) was the eighth and youngest child of John of Saxony and his wife Amalie Auguste of Bavaria and a younger sister of Albert of Saxony and George of Saxony. Through her marriage to Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria, Sophie was a member of the House of Wittelsbach and a Duchess in Bavaria.

Marriage and issue

Sophie married Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria, fifth child and third-eldest son of Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria and his wife Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, on 11 February 1865 in Dresden. Sophie and Karl-Theodor had one child:

  • Duchess Amalie in Bavaria (24 December 1865 – 26 May 1912)
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Illness and death

Childbirth caused severe respiratory problems for Sophie, which progressively weakened her, although she managed to recover. However, a year later she contracted a severe case of influenza that she could not overcome. Sophie died shortly before her 22nd birthday on 9 March 1867 and was interred at Tegernsee Abbey.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 15 March 1845 – 11 February 1865: Her Royal Highness Princess Sophie of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony
  • 11 February 1865 – 9 March 1867: Her Royal Highness Duchess Sophie in Bavaria, Princess and Duchess of Saxony


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