Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth
|Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth|
|Spouse||Friedrich Josias, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1942–1946)
Richard Whitten (1947–2001)
|Issue||Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Victoria Astrid Whitten
|House||House of Solms-Baruth
House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
|Father||Count Hans of Solms-Baruth|
|Mother||Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg|
13 March 1921|
Schloss Casel, Casel, Weimar Republic
|Died||1 March 2003
Louisiana, United States
Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth (Christened as Countess Viktoria-Luise Friederike Karoline Mathilde of Solms-Baruth; 13 March 1921 – 1 March 2003)
Countess Viktoria-Luise was born at Schloss Casel in Casel, Weimar Republic to Count Hans of Solms-Baruth and Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Her maternal grandparents were Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.
On 25 January 1942, Viktoria-Louise married her first cousin (by virtue of their common maternal grandparents) Prince Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the youngest child of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg at the Pfarr- und Patronatskirche Kasel. She and Friedrich Josias divorced on 19 September 1946. They had one child:
- Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. 21 March 1943)
She married, secondly, Richard Whitten on 6 November 1947 at Steinwänd bei Werfen, Austria. They were remarried in a religious ceremony on 14 February 1948 at San Francisco, California. They had one child
- Victoria Astrid Solms Whitten (born Salzburg, Austria, 23 August 1948).
|Ancestors of Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth|
- C. Arnold McNaughton, The Book of Kings: A Royal Genealogy, in 3 volumes (London, UK: Garnstone Press, 1973), volume 1, page 25.
- Victoria Louise Frederica Caroline Matildhe Gräfin zu Solms-Baruth profile, thepeerage.com; accessed 15 April 2014.
- Profile, Gräfin Viktoria-Luise zu Solms-Baruth, genealogics.org; accessed 15 April 2014.