Princess Sophie of Saxony

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Princess Sophie of Saxony
Duchess Sophie in Bavaria
Sophie Marie von Sachsen 1845 1867.jpg
Spouse Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria
Issue Amalie, Duchess of Urach
Full name
German: Sophie Maria Friederike Auguste Leopoldine Alexandrine Ernestine Albertine Elisabeth
House House of Wettin
House of Wittelsbach
Father John of Saxony
Mother Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
Born (1845-03-15)15 March 1845
Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony
Died 9 March 1867(1867-03-09) (aged 21)
Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria
Burial Tegernsee Abbey
Religion Roman Catholicism

Princess Sophie Maria Friederike Auguste Leopoldine Alexandrine Ernestine Albertine Elisabeth of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony (Full German name: Prinzessin Sophie Maria Friederike Auguste Leopoldine Alexandrine Ernestine Albertine Elisabeth von Sachsen, Herzogin zu Sachsen[1][2]) (15 March 1845, Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony[1][2] – 9 March 1867, Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria[1][2]) was the eighth and youngest child of John of Saxony and his wife Amalie Auguste of Bavaria and a younger sister of Albert of Saxony and George of Saxony.[1][2] Through her marriage to Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria, Sophie was a member of the House of Wittelsbach and a Duchess in Bavaria.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Sophie married Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria, fifth child and third-eldest son of Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria and his wife Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, on 11 February 1865 in Dresden.[1][2] Sophie and Karl-Theodor had one child:[1][2]

Illness and death[edit]

Childbirth caused severe respiratory problems for Sophie, which progressively weakened her, although she managed to recover. However, a year later she contracted a severe case of influenza that she could not overcome. Sophie died shortly before her 22nd birthday on 9 March 1867 and was interred at Tegernsee Abbey.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 15 March 1845 – 11 February 1865: Her Royal Highness Princess Sophie of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony
  • 11 February 1865 – 9 March 1867: Her Royal Highness Duchess Sophie in Bavaria, Princess and Duchess of Saxony

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (28 Jan 2009). "Sophie Marie Prinzessin von Sachsen". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Paul Theroff. "SAXONY". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  • Erika Bestenreiner. The Empress Sissi. Milan, Mondadori, 2003.