Henriette Marie of the Palatinate

Henriette Marie
Henriette Marie of the Palatinate - Studio of Honthorst

Henriette Marie, Princess Palatine (17 July 1626, Hague, Netherlands – 18 September 1651, Sárospatak, Hungary) was a German noblewoman of the House of Wittelsbach.


Henriette Marie was the third daughter and ninth child of Frederick V, Elector Palatine, the exiled "Winter King" of Bohemia and his consort Elizabeth Stuart. Her paternal grandparents were Frederick IV and Louise Juliana of Nassau. Her maternal grandparents were King James VI and I (of Scotland and England) and his consort Anne of Denmark. She was thus a potential heir to the English and Scottish crowns.


On 4 April 1651, in Sárospatak, Hungary, she was married to Sigismund Rákóczi, brother of George II Rákóczi, Prince of Transylvania.


Henriette Marie died unexpectedly on 18 September 1651. Her husband followed her to the grave a few months later; both were buried in St. Michael's Church in Gyulafehervar.

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