Duke Eugen of Württemberg (1820–1875)

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Duke Eugen of Württemberg
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Eugen with his mother Mahthilde, and his sister Marie. Portrait by Carl Rothe, c. 1820's.
Spouse Princess Mathilde of Schaumburg-Lippe
Issue Duchess Wilhelmine
Duke Eugen
Pauline, Baroness of Kirbach
Full name
German: Eugen Wilhelm Alexander Erdmann
House House of Württemberg
Father Duke Eugen of Württemberg
Mother Princess Mathilde of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Born (1820-12-25)25 December 1820
Carlsruhe, Kingdom of Prussia
Died 8 January 1875(1875-01-08) (aged 54)
Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden

Duke Eugen of Württemberg (German: Herzog Eugen Wilhelm Alexander Erdmann von Württemberg; 25 December 1820 – 8 January 1875) was a German prince.

Early life and family[edit]

Duke Eugen was born at Carlsruhe, Kingdom of Prussia, second child and first son of Duke Eugen of Württemberg (1788–1857), (son of Duke Eugen of Württemberg, and Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern) and his wife, Princess Mathilde of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1801–1825), (George I, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and Princess Augusta of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen).

Military career[edit]

Eugen was Commander of the 1st Westphalian Hussars No. 8.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 15 July 1843, in Bückeburg, he married Princess Mathilde of Schaumburg-Lippe (1818–1891), daughter of George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont. They had three children:



Eugen died aged 54. At the time of his death he was second in the line to the throne of Württemberg after Prince William (later King William II).


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