Princess Wilhelmine of Baden

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Wilhelmine of Baden
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Spouse Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse
Issue Louis III, Grand Duke of Hesse
Prince Karl
Prince Alexander
Marie, Empress consort of all the Russians
Father Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden
Mother Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
Born (1788-09-21)21 September 1788
Died 27 January 1836(1836-01-27) (aged 47)
Religion Lutheranism

Wilhelmine of Baden (21 September 1788 – 27 January 1836) was Grand Duchess consort of Hesse and the Rhine.

She was the youngest daughter of Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden and Amalia of Hesse-Darmstadt. She was married, on 19 June 1804, to her maternal first cousin, the much older Hessian Hereditary Prince Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse (1777–1848), who in 1830 succeeded as Grand Duke of Hesse and the Rhine.

Wilhelmine bore seven children, of whom four survived. From 1809, she lived apart from her spouse. Her last four children, including Alexander and Marie, were believed to have been fathered by August von Senarclens de Grancy, her longtime lover. Wilhelmine and Grancy lived together at Gut Heiligenberg from 1820.

Her descendants included both Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, and his wife, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, as well as Lord Louis Mountbatten, Earl of Burma and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Ancestry[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friedrich, Hereditary Prince of Baden-Durlach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Princess Amalia of Nassau-Dietz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Landgravine Karoline Luise of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Princess Wilhelmine of Baden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Princess Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sources[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.
Princess Wilhelmine of Baden
Born: 21 September 1788 Died: 27 January 1836
German royalty
Vacant
Title last held by
Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt
Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine
16 April 1830 – 27 January 1836
Vacant
Title next held by
Mathilde Caroline of Bavaria