Princess Adelheid of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym

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Princess Adelheid
Duchess of Oldenburg
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Spouse Duke Paul Frederick Augustus of Oldenburg
Issue Amalia, Queen of Greece
Friederike, Baroness von Washington
House House of Ascania (birth)
House of Oldenburg (marriage)
Father Victor II, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
Mother Amelia of Nassau-Weilburg
Born (1800-11-02)2 November 1800
Schaumburg Castle, Rhineland-Palatinate
Died 13 September 1820(1820-09-13) (aged 20)
Oldenburg

Princess Adelheid of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (German: Prinzessin Adelheid von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym; 23 February 1800 – 13 September 1820) was a princess of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym by birth as a daughter of Victor II, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym. As the wife of Duke Paul Frederick Augustus of Oldenburg she became a Duchess of Oldenburg by marriage.

Birth and family[edit]

Princess Adelheid was born on 23 February 1800 at Schaumburg Castle. She was the second daughter of Victor II, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, and Princess Amelia of Nassau-Weilburg. Adelheid had three sisters: Hermine, Emma, and Ida. She grew up with her sisters in Hoym in Anhalt.

Marriage[edit]

Adelheid married Duke Paul Frederick Augustus of Oldenburg on 24 July 1817 at Schaumburg Castle. The princess was just 17 years old when she married the 34-year-old duke. Duke Paul Frederick Augustus was the eldest son of Duke Peter of Oldenburg, heir to the Duchy of Oldenburg, and was thus second in line of succession after his father.

Adelheid and Augustus had two daughters; Amalia, who was born in 1818 an later married Prince Otto of Bavaria, the elected King of Greece, and thus became Queen consort of Greece; and Frederica, who was born in 1820 and later married Maximilian Emanuel von Washington, the son of Jakob von Washington, a distant relative of the first President of the United States George Washington.

Death[edit]

At the age of 20 and after three years of marriage, Princess Adelheid died suddenly on 13 September 1820 at Oldenburg.

In 1825, after five years of widowhood, Augustus married Adelheid's younger sister, Princess Ida of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym. Augustus became Grand Duke of Oldenburg in 1829.

Ancestry and descent[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

Issue[edit]

Name Birth Death Notes
Duchess Amalia 21 December 1818 20 May 1875 married Otto of Bavaria, the elected King of Greece, and thus became Queen consort of Greece.
Duchess Frederica 8 June 1820 20 March 1891 married Jakob von Washington, a distant relative of the first President of the United States George Washington.

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