Dominic Constantine, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort

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Dominic Constantine
Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
prev. Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort
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Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Reign 1803-1814
Predecessor Himself as Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort
Successor Charles Thomas
Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort
Reign 1789-1803
Predecessor Charles Thomas
Successor Title Changed
Spouse Princess Leopoldine of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Bartenstein
Countess Maria Kreszentia of Königsegg-Rothenfels
Full name
German: Dominik Constantin
House House of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Father Prince Theodor Alexander of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort
Mother Countess Luise of Leiningen-Dachsburg-Hartenburg
Born (1762-05-16)16 May 1762
Nancy
Died 18 April 1814(1814-04-18) (aged 51)
Frankfurt

Dominic Constantine, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort (16 May 1762 – 18 April 1814) was the forth and last reigning Prince of the Rochefort line of the House of Löwenstein-Wertheim.

He was born in Nancy as the third children and first son of Prince Theodor Alexander of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort (1722 - 1780), seventh and youngest son of Dominic Marquard, 3rd Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort (1690 - 1735), and his wife Countess Luise of Leiningen-Dachsburg-Hartenburg (1735 - 1805) a granddaughter of Johann Friedrich, Count of Leiningen-Hartenburg (1661-1722). Throughout his parents were born six children, but only two reached adulthood.

He was baptized on the same day of his birth in the parish church of San Rocco in Nancy. He grew up in Strasbourg, where he also attended the military school. In Fulda he began a serious course of study under the supervision of a tutor, and since it was foreseeable that he would be the successor to his uncle Charles Thomas, he settled in Wertheim in 1783.

On 5 May 1780 he married in Nancy Princess Leopoldine of Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, by whom he had seven children:

    • Princess Luise Josepha of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort (1781 - 1785)
  • Princess Christiane Henriette Polyxena of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1782 - 1811) married on 25 July 1805 Franz Thaddaus, 2nd Prince of Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg and had issue
  • Charles Thomas, 5th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1783 - 1849) married in 1799 Countess Sophie of Windisch-Grätz and had issue
  • Princess Josepha Luise of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort (1784 - 1789)
  • Prince Constantin Ludwig Carl Franz di Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1786 - 1844) married his niece Leopoldine, daughter of his brother Charles Thomas, without issue
  • Princess Louise Christiane Charlotte of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort (1788 - 1799)
  • Prince Wilhelm Theodor Ludwig Constantin of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1795 - 1838) married morganatically in 1833 Emilie David, created by Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse in 1838 Baroness von Habitzheim; they have no children.

After the death of his first wife he married Countess Maria Kreszentia of Königsegg-Rothenfels and had three more children:

  • Prince August Chrisostomus Carl of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1808 - 1874) unmarried
  • Prince Maximilian Franz of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1810 - 1884) unmarried
  • Princess Josepha Maria Josefine Sophie of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1814 - 1876) married first in 1841 Prince Franz Joseph of Salm-Salm and had one daughter, after his husband death she married in 1845 Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels son of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Solms-Braunfels and Princess Friederike of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Martina Heine: Der letzte Fürst des Alten Reiches. In: Wertheimer Zeitung. vom 16. Mai 2012.

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