Henry Louis, Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken

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Henry Louis, Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken
Spouse(s) Marie Francisca Maximilia of Montbarrey
Noble family House of Nassau
Father Louis, Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken
Mother Wilhelmine of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Born (1768-03-09)9 March 1768
Died 27 April 1797(1797-04-27) (aged 29)

Henry Louis Charles Albert, Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken (9 March 1768 in Saarbrücken – 27 April 1797[1] near Cadolzburg), was a titular Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken. he never actually reigned, because the country was occupied by French revolutionary troops from 1793 until after his death. He was the last descendant of the Counts of Nassau-Saarbrücken.


He was the son of Louis, Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken and his first wife, Wilhelmine of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1751–1780). His parents' marriage was unhappy, so that Wihelmine retreated to Halberg Castle, where she raised her son.

He studied physics, first in Strasbourg and from 1782 to 1785 in Göttingen. Then he went on his Grand Tour. In 1786, he was in Berlin and in the spring of 1787 in Italy.

On 14 May 1793 he had to flee when French troop attacked Neunkirchen castle. He entered Prussian military service. He had to watch when his ancestral castle went up in flames in October 1793. On 14 November 1793, he was promoted to colonel in the Prussian cavalry.

In 1794 his father died and he inherited the title of prince. However, Nassau-Saarbrücken was still occupied by French revolutionary troops and he could not rule his principality.

In 1797 he died after a fall from a horse. Since he had no descendants, Nassau-Saarbrücken fell to his first cousin once removed, Prince Charles William of Nassau-Usingen (his father's first cousin).


He married on 6 October 1785 to Princess Marie Françoise Maximilienne of Saint Mauris-Montbarrey (2 November 1761 – 2 February 1838), the daughter of Alexandre Marie Léonor de Saint-Mauris de Montbarrey. They left no issue.



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  1. ^ Some sources mention 1799
Henry Louis, Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken
Born: 9 March 1768 Died: 27 April 1797
Preceded by
Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken
Succeeded by
Charles William
as Prince of Nassau-Usingen