Duchess of Courland

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Duchess of Courland[edit]

House of Kettler, 1561–1737[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Duchess Ceased to be Duchess Death Spouse
Anna of Mecklenburg.jpg Anna of Mecklenburg Albrecht VII, Duke of Mecklenburg
(Mecklenburg)
14 October 1533 3 November 1566 17 May 1587
husband's death
4 July 1602 Gotthard Kettler
Elizabete magdalena.jpg Elisabeth Magdalena of Pomerania Ernst Ludwig, Duke of Pomerania
(Pomerania)
14 June 1580 14 March 1600 17 August 1642
husband's desposition
23 February 1649 Friedrich Kettler
Sophia of Prussia, duchess of Courland.jpg Sophia of Prussia Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia
(Hohenzollern)
31 March 1582 22 October 1609 4 December 1610 Wilhelm Kettler
Luize sharlote.jpg Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg George William, Elector of Brandenburg
(Hohenzollern)
13 September 1617 9 October 1645 29 August 1676 Jacob Kettler
Sophia Amalia of Nassau-Siegen, duchess of Courland.jpg Sophie Amalie of Nassau-Siegen Henry II, Count of Nassau-Siegen
(Nassau-Siegen)
10 January 1650 25 October 1675 1 January 1682
husband's death
25 December 1688 Friedrich Casimir Kettler
Elisabeth Sophie von Brandenburg Gedeon Romandon 001.JPG Elisabeth Sophie of Brandenburg Frederick William I, Elector of Brandenburg
(Hohenzollern)
5 April 1674 29 April 1691 22 January 1698
husband's death
22 November 1748
Anna Ioannovna (Kuskovo).jpg Anna Ivanovna of Russia Ivan V of Russia
(Romanov)
7 February 1693 11 November 1710 21 January 1711
husband's death
28 October 1740 Friedrich Wilhelm Kettler
Johanna Magdalena of Saxe-Weißenfels, duchess of Courland.jpg Johanna Magdalene of Saxe-Weissenfels Johann Georg, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels
(Wettin)
17 March 1708 20 September 1730 4 May 1737
husband's death
25 January 1760 Ferdinand Kettler

House of Biron, 1737–1740[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Duchess Ceased to be Duchess Death Spouse
1730 benigna von biron by f.jpg Benigna Gottliebe von Trotha genannt Treyden Wilhelm von Trotha Truiden 15 October 1703 25 February 1723 June 1737
husband's election
19 November 1740
husband exiled
5 November 1782 Ernst Johann von Biron

House of Wettin, 1758–1763[edit]

House of Biron, 1763–1795[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Duchess Ceased to be Duchess Death Spouse
1730 benigna von biron by f.jpg Benigna Gottliebe von Trotha genannt Treyden Wilhelm von Trohta Truiden 15 October 1703 25 February 1723 1763
husband's restoration
1769
husband abdication
5 November 1782 Ernst Johann von Biron
1748 Karoline.jpg Caroline of Waldeck and Pyrmont Karl August, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
(Waldeck-Pyrmont)
14 August 1748 15 October 1765 1769
husband's restoration
1772
divorce
18 August 1782 Peter von Biron
EudoxiaYusupovBiron.jpg Yevdokiya Borisovna Yusupova Prince Boris Grigorievich Yusupov
(Yusupov)
16 May 1743 6 March 1774 1778
divorce
19 July 1780
Anna Charlotte Dorothea von Medem.PNG Dorothea von Medem Friedrich von Medem
(Medem)
3 February 1761 6 November 1779 28 March 1795
Duchy abolished
20 August 1821