Catharina of Württemberg

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Catharina of Württemberg
RSLB Brautbild Katharina Koenigin von Westphalen.jpg
A portrait of Queen Catharina in 1807
Queen consort of Westphalia
Tenure 22 August 1807 - 26 October 1813
Born 21 February 1783
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died 29 November 1835(1835-11-29) (aged 52)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Burial Ludwigsburg Palace Church[1]
Spouse Jérôme Bonaparte
Issue Jérôme Napoléon Charles Bonaparte
Mathilde Bonaparte
Prince Napoléon Bonaparte
House Württemberg
Father Frederick I of Württemberg
Mother Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

Princess Catharina Frederica of Württemberg (21 February 1783 – 29 November 1835) was the second wife of Jérôme Bonaparte, who reigned as King of Westphalia between 1807 and 1813.

Early life[edit]

Catharina was born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, to the later King Frederick I of Württemberg and Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. When she was five years old, her mother died and her father married her mother's first cousin Charlotte, Princess Royal.

Marriage and subsequent life[edit]

Catharina became Jérôme Bonaparte's second wife when they married on 22 August 1807 at the Royal Palace of Fontainebleau in France. Upon marriage, she became queen consort of the Kingdom of Westphalia. When the kingdom was dissolved after the downfall of the Napoleonic Empire, she followed her husband into exile.

She and her husband had the following children:

In November 1835, Catharina died in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 21 February 1783 - 26 December 1805: Her Serene Highness Duchess Catharina of Württemberg
  • 26 December 1805 - 22 August 1807: Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina of Württemberg
  • 22 August 1807 - 26 October 1813: Her Majesty The Queen of Westphalia
  • 26 October 1813 - 11 April 1814: Her Imperial Highness French Princess Catharina Napoléon
  • 11 April 1814 - July 1816: Cathérine Bonaparte
  • July 1816 - 29 November 1835: Her Royal Highness The Princess von Montfort

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External links[edit]

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