Princess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen

Princess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Duchess of Nassau
Princess of Nassau-Weilburg
Born (1794-01-28)28 January 1794
Hildburghausen, Saxe-Hildburghausen
Died 6 April 1825(1825-04-06) (aged 31)
Biebrich, Duchy of Nassau
Spouse William, Duke of Nassau
Issue Therese, Duchess of Oldenburg
Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Marie, Princess of Wied
Full name
German: Charlotte Luise Friederike Amalie Alexandrine
House House of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Father Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Mother Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Princess Charlotte Luise Friederike Amalie Alexandrine of Saxe-Hildburghausen,[1][2] full German name: Charlotte Luise Friederike Amalie Alexandrine, Prinzessin von Sachsen-Hildburghausen[1][2] (28 January 1794, Hildburghausen, Saxe-Hildburghausen[1][2] – 6 April 1825, Biebrich, Duchy of Nassau[1][2]) was a member of the House of Saxe-Hildburghausen and a Princess of Saxe-Hildburghausen (and later of Saxe-Altenburg) by birth. Through her marriage to William, Duke of Nassau, Louise was also a member of the House of Nassau-Weilburg and Duchess consort of Nassau. Louise was briefly Princess consort of Nassau-Weilburg in 1816.


Louise was the seventh child of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen and his wife Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.[1][2] One of her godparents were her aunt, Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen consort of Kingdom of Prussia. Louise and her sister Therese were considered very beautiful, and were the subject of the Friedrich Rückert poem “Mit drei Moosrosen."

Marriage and issue

In 1809, Ludwig, Crown Prince of Bavaria visited Schloss Hildburghausen to choose his bride. Ludwig chose between Louise and Therese and finally selected Therese. Louise married William, Duke of Nassau, eldest son of Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg and his wife Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg, on 24 June 1814 in Weilburg.[1][2] To honor the occasion of their marriage, the Civil Guard of Weilberg and Samuel Luja (1735–1818) composed the "Cantate am Feste der Heimführung des Erbprinzen Wilhelm von Nassau mit der Prinzessin Louise von Sachsen-Hildburghausen."

Louise and William had eight children:[1]

The marriage was an unhappy one. Louise's husband was not only autocratic in politics, but also with regard to his family circle and bullied his wife and children.

Louise died in 1825 shortly after the birth of her youngest daughter, Marie. Following her death, Louise's husband married her sister Charlotte's daughter Princess Pauline of Württemberg (1810–1856). The Luisenplatz and Luisenstraße in Wiesbaden are named for Louise.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles



  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Darryl Lundy (23 Jun 2005). "Luise Prinzessin von Sachsen-Altenburg". Retrieved 2009-08-02. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Paul Theroff. "SAXONY". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-08-02.
  3. Theroff, Paul. "Princely House of Wied". (Paul Theroff’s Royal Genealogy Site).


Princess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 28 January 1794 Died: 6 April 1825
German nobility
Preceded by
Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg
Princess consort of Nassau-Weilburg
Succeeded by
(Principality incorporated into the Duchy of Nassau)
Preceded by
(Newly created state)
Duchess consort of Nassau
9 January 1816–6 April 1825
Succeeded by
Pauline of Württemberg
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