Ludwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Spouse(s) Eleanor of Nassau-Saarbrücken
Noble family House of Hohenlohe
Father Albert Wolfgang, Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Mother Sophia Amalia of Nassau-Saarbrücken
Born (1696-10-20)20 October 1696
Died 16 January 1765(1765-01-16) (aged 68)

Ludwig of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (20 October 1696, in Langenburg – 16 January 1765, in Langenburg) was a Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. On 7 January 1764, he was elevated to Imperial Prince by Emperor Francis I.

He was a son of Count Albert Wolfgang of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Countess Sophia Amalia of Nassau-Saarbrücken.

During Ludwig's reign some modifications to Langenburg Castle were made: the east wing was provided with its present form and further modifications in the Baroque style took place. He also built, as his sommer residence, the Lustschloss Ludwigsruhe on the land of the former hamlet of Lindenbronn, next to the hunting park created in 1588.

Marriage and issue

On 23 January 1723 he married his cousin, Countess Eleanor of Nassau-Saarbrücken (1707–1769), daughter of Count Louis Crato of Nassau-Saarbrücken and his wife Countess Philippine Henriette of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (a sister of his father).

The marriage produced thirteen children:

Ludwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Born: 20 October 1696 Died: 16 January 1765
Preceded by
Albert Wolfgang
Count of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Succeeded by
Christian Albrecht
as Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

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