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William Louis, Duke of Württemberg

Duke of Württemberg
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Date of birth Stuttgart, Stuttgart Government Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date of death Jun 23, 1677 Hirsau, Calw, Calw, Karlsruhe Government Region
Mother: Anna Katharina Dorothea of Salm-Kyrburg
Sister(s): Christine Charlotte of Württemberg Christine Friederike of Württemberg-Winnental Sofie Luise of Württemberg-Winnental
Father: Eberhard III Duke of Württemberg
Spouse: Magdalena Sibylla of Hesse-Darmstadt
Children: Eberhard Louis Duke of Württemberg Magdalena Wilhelmine of Württemberg
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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 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 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:

  • Eleonore Dorothea (14 August 1674 – 26 May 1683).
  • Eberhardine Luise (11 October 1675 – 26 March 1707).
  • Eberhard Ludwig (19 September 1676 – 31 October 1733), next Duke of Württemberg.
  • Magdalena Wilhelmine (7 November 1677 – 30 October 1742), married Charles III William, Margrave of Baden-Durlach.


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

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