Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis

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Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis
Margravine of Meissen
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Spouse Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen
Issue Maria Emanuel, Margrave of Meissen
Princess Maria Josepha
Anna de Afif, Princess of Gessaphe
Albert, Margrave of Meissen
Mathilde, Princess Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Full name
German: Elisabeth Helene Maria Valerie Franziska Maximiliane Antonie
House House of Thurn und Taxis
House of Wettin
Father Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Mother Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria
Born (1903-12-15)15 December 1903
Regensburg, Kingdom of Bavaria
Died 22 October 1976(1976-10-22) (aged 72)
Munich, Bavaria, West Germany
Burial Royal Chapel in Königskapelle in Karrösten in North Tyrol
Religion Roman Catholicism
Princess Elisabeth Helene as a young girl.

Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis[1][2] (German: Elisabeth Helene, Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis[2]) (15 December 1903, Regensburg, Kingdom of Bavaria[1][2] – 22 October 1976, Munich, Bavaria, Germany[1][2]) was a Princess of Thurn and Taxis by birth and a Princess and Duchess of Saxony, Margravine of Meissen, and titular Queen consort of Saxony through her marriage to Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen. Elisabeth was the sixth child[1][2] of Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria.[1][2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Elisabeth married Prince Friedrich Christian of Saxony, second eldest child and son[1][2] of Frederick Augustus III of Saxony and his wife Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany,[1][2] on 16 June 1923 in Regensburg, Bavaria.[1][2] Elisabeth and Friedrich had five children:[1][2]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 15 December 1903 – 16 June 1923: Her Serene Highness Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis
  • 16 June 1923 – 18 February 1932: Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth Helene of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony, Princess of Thurn and Taxis
  • 18 February 1932 – 9 August 1968: Her Royal Highness The Margravine of Meissen
    • Title in pretence: 18 February 1932 – 9 August 1968: Her Majesty The Queen of Saxony
  • 9 August 1968 – 22 October 1976: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Margravine of Meissen

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Elisabeth Helene Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Paul Theroff. "THURN und TAXIS". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-11-28. [dead link]
Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis
Cadet branch of the House of Tassis
Born: 15 December 1903 Died: 22 October 1976
Titles in pretence
Republic declared in 1919 — TITULAR —
Queen consort of Saxony
18 February 1932 – 9 August 1968
Reason for succession failure:
Kingdom abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Anastasia of Anhalt