Duchess Hedwig of Württemberg

Hedwig of Württemberg
Spouse(s) Louis IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg
Noble family House of Württemberg
Father Christopher, Duke of Württemberg
Mother Anna Maria of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Born (1547-01-15)15 January 1547
Died 4 March 1590(1590-03-04) (aged 43)

Duchess Hedwig of Württemberg (15 January 1547, Basel 4 March 1590, Marburg) was a princess of Württemberg by birth, and by marriage Landgravine of Hesse-Marburg.


Hedwig was the eldest daughter of the Duke Christopher of Württemberg (1515–1568) from his marriage to Anna Maria (1526–1589), daughter of the Margrave George of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach.

She married on 10 May 1563 in Stuttgart Landgrave Louis IV of Hesse-Marburg (1537–1604). As a strict Lutheran, she was a major influence on her husband. As a result, he remained with the Duke of Württemberg in close religious association, but he also came into confrontation with his brother William, who wanted to unite all Protestant forces in Germany.

Hedwig died in 1590 and was buried next to her husband under an Tomb with her statue in the St. Mary's Church in Marburg.

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