Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg

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Princess Amélie Louise d'Arenberg
Spouse Duke Pius August in Bavaria
Issue Duke Maximilian Joseph
Full name
French: Amélie Louise
House House of Arenberg
House of Wittelsbach
Father Duke Louis Marie d'Arenberg
Mother Marie Adélaïde Julie de Mailly, dame d'Ivry-sur-Seine
Born (1789-04-10)10 April 1789
Brussels, Austrian Netherlands
Died 4 April 1823(1823-04-04) (aged 33)
Bamberg, Kingdom of Bavaria
Burial Tegernsee Abbey

Princess Amélie Louise d'Arenberg,[1] full German name: Amalie Luise, Prinzessin und Herzogin von Arenberg[1] and full French name: Amélie Louise, princesse et duchesse d'Arenberg, (born 10 April 1789 in Brussels, Austrian Netherlands;[1] died 4 April 1823 in Bamberg, Kingdom of Bavaria[1]) was a member of the House of Arenberg by birth and, through her marriage to Duke Pius August in Bavaria, a member of the Palatinate-Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen line of the House of Wittelsbach. Amélie Louise was a grandmother of Empress Elisabeth of Austria through her son Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria.

Early life[edit]

Born in Brussels, Austrian Netherlands, Amélie Louise was the daughter of Prince Louis Marie d'Arenberg and his first wife, Marie Adélaïde Julie de Mailly, dame d'Ivry-sur-Seine.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Amélie Louise married Duke Pius August in Bavaria, son of Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria and his wife Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld, on 26 May 1807 in Brussels.[1] Pius August and Amélie Louise had one son:[1]

After their marriage, the couple moved to Bamberg and their son Maximilian Joseph was born the following year. In 1817, Amélie Louise sent her only son to reside with his great uncle Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, where he studied at the Royal Institute of Education. Amélie Louise did not see him until 1820. Shortly after returning from her second visit to Munich, Amélie Louise died in 1823 in Bamberg. She was interred in the burial crypt of Tegernsee Abbey.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 10 April 1789 – 26 May 1807: Her Serene Highness Princess Amélie Louise d'Arenberg
  • 26 May 1807 – 4 April 1823: Her Royal Highness Duchess Amélie Louise in Bavaria

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (15 Jan 2003). "Amelie Prinzessin von Arenberg". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-05-24.