Amalie of Saxe-Hildburghausen

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Amalie of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Spouse(s) Prince Louis of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Oehringen
Noble family House of Wettin
Father Ernest Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Mother Countess Caroline of Erbach-Fürstenau
Born (1732-07-21)21 July 1732
Hildburghausen
Died 19 June 1799(1799-06-19) (aged 66)
Öhringen

Sophie Amalie Caroline of Saxe-Hildburghausen (German: Sophie Amalie Karoline von Sachsen-Hildburghausen; born: 21 July 1732 in Hildburghausen; died: 19 June 1799 in Öhringen), was a princess of Saxe-Hildburghausen and by marriage Duchess of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Oehringen.

Life[edit]

Amalie was the youngest child and only daughter of the Duke Ernest Frederick II of Saxe-Hildburghausen from his marriage to Caroline Amalie, a daughter of Count Philipp Charles of Erbach-Fürstenau.

She married on 28 January 1749 in Hildburghausen with Prince Louis of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Oehringen (23 May 1723 – 27 July 1805). They had one son, Charles Louis Frederick (20 April 1754 – 28 February 1755).

Because they didn't have surviving male issue, after Louis' death his lands fell to Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen.

In 1770 Amalie invited her disgraced brother Eugene -and later his wife when they married in 1778- to live at the court in Öhringen, where they both lived until their deaths (in 1795 and 1790, respectively).

She was buried with her husband in a special resting place of the Collegiate Church in Öhringen. Here, in the southern transept, a marble relief of Caroline and her husband was created in a neo-classicist style by the sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow on the occasion of the golden wedding of the couple in 1799.[1]

References and sources[edit]

  • Beschreibung des Oberamts Oehringen, H. Lindemann, Stuttgart, 1865, p. 111 (Digitized)
  • Heinrich Ferdinand Schoeppl: Die Herzoge von Sachsen-Altenburg, Bozen, 1917, reprinted Altenburg, 1992

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Morgenblatt für gebildete leser, vol. 31, part 2, Stuttgart / Tübingen, 1837, p. 374 (Digitized)