Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Grand Duchess consort of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Tenure 4 July 1868 – 15 April 1883
Born (1850-01-29)29 January 1850
Raben Steinfeld, Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Died 22 April 1922(1922-04-22) (aged 72)
The Hague, Netherlands
Spouse Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Issue Elisabeth Alexandrine, Grand Duchess of Oldenburg
Duke Friedrich William
Duke Adolf Friedrich
Hendrik, Prince consort of the Netherlands
Full name
Marie Caroline Augusta
House Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Father Adolph of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Mother Mathilde of Schonburg-Waldenburg

Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (German: Prinzessin Marie von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt; 29 January 1850 22 April 1922) was the consort and third wife of Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. She was mother of Prince Hendrik, consort of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and father of Queen Juliana.

Early life

Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt the first child of Prince Adolph of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, and his wife, Princess Mathilde of Schönburg-Waldenburg, was born at Raben Steinfeld, Mecklenburg-Schwerin.[1] Her paternal great-grandfathers were Frederick Charles, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt and Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg.

Her family belonged to the Principality of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt


On 4 July 1868 in Rudolstadt, Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Marie married Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, son of Paul Frederick, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.[1] Previously, Frederick Francis had been married twice: In 1849, he married Princess Augusta Reuss of Köstritz but she died in 1862. Two years later, Frederick Francis married secondly to Princess Anna of Hesse and by Rhine but less than a year after their marriage, Anna also died. At the time of the marriage, Frederick Francis was 45 and Marie 18. Together they had four children:[2]


Marie died in 1922 in The Hague. She was in The Hague to congratulate Prince Henry on his 46th birthday. The royal hearse brought the body from Noordeinde Palace to the railway station. The coffin then went by train to Germany, where the princess was buried.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

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  1. 1 2 C. Arnold McNaughton, The Book of Kings, volume 1, page 416.
  2. Arnold McNaughton, The Book of Kings, volume 1, page 417.
Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Cadet branch of the House of Schwarzburg
Born: 29 January 1850 Died: 22 April 1922
German royalty
Title last held by
Princess Anna of Hesse and by Rhine
Grand Duchess consort of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
4 July 1868 15 April 1883
Succeeded by
Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia
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