Amalie of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
|Amalie of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld|
Electress consort of Saxony|
Queen consort of Saxony
Duchess of Warsaw
Amalie as a bride, 1769
10 May 1752|
|Died||15 November 1828 76)(aged|
|Spouse||Frederick Augustus I of Saxony|
|Issue||Maria Auguste of Saxony|
House of Wittelsbach|
House of Wettin
|Father||Frederick Michael of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld|
|Mother||Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach|
Amalie was born in Mannheim, the daughter of Count Palatine Frederick Michael of Palatinate-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld-Bischweiler and his wife, Countess Palatine Maria Francisca of Palatinate-Sulzbach. She was the sister of Maximilian Joseph, later King of Bavaria.
On 29 January 1769 she married the Saxon Elector Frederick Augustus III. In 1806, the Electress and her husband were proclaimed the first King and Queen of Saxony. The following year, Napoleon I made them Duke and Duchess of Warsaw, a newly created principality in Poland.
Amalie bore four children, three of whom were stillborn. Only one daughter, Maria Augusta, attained adulthood, but remained unmarried. From 1804, at the death of her sister-in-law Carolina of Parma, she and her other sister-in-law, Maria Theresa of Austria, shared the responsibility of raising the former's children, something they are said to have done very strictly.
Amalie died on 15 November 1828 at the age of 76, and was buried in the Hofkirche in Dresden.
- unnamed child (born/died 1771)
- unnamed child (born/died 1775)
- Maria Augusta Nepomucena Antonia Francisca Xaveria Aloysia (born Dresden 21 June 1782; died Dresden 14 March 1863)
- unnamed child (born/died 1797)
|Ancestors of Amalie of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld|
Amalie of Zweibrücken-BirkenfeldBorn: 10 May 1752 Died: 15 November 1828
Maria Antonia of Bavaria
|Electress of Saxony
29 January 1769 - 20 December 1806
|Kingdom created||Queen consort of Saxony
20 December 1806 - 5 May 1827
Title next held byMaria Theresa of Tuscany
|Duchy created||Duchess of Warsaw
9 June 1807 - January 1813