Christiane Charlotte of Nassau-Ottweiler

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Christiane Charlotte of Nassau-Ottweiler
Christiane Charlotte van Nassau-Ottweiler (1685-1761), by Jacob Hauck.jpg
Christiane Charlotte van Nassau-Ottweiler (1685-1761) (Jacob Hauck, 1729)
Born(1685-09-02)2 September 1685
Ottweiler
Died6 November 1761(1761-11-06) (aged 76)
Bad Homburg
Noble familyHouse of Nassau
Spouse(s)Charles Louis, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken
Frederick III, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
FatherFrederick Louis, Count of Nassau-Ottweiler
MotherCountess Christiane of Ahlefeldt

Christiane Charlotte of Nassau-Ottweiler (2 September 1685 – 6 November 1761) was a Countess of Nassau-Ottweiler by birth and by marriage successively Countess of Nassau-Saarbrücken and countess of Hesse-Homburg.

Life[edit]

Christiane Charlotte was a daughter of the Count Frederick Louis of Nassau-Ottweiler (1651–1728) from his first marriage with Countess Christiane of Ahlefeldt (1659–1695).

She married her first husband, Count Charles Louis of Nassau-Saarbrücken, on 22 April 1713 in Saarbrücken:

She closed her second marriage on 17 October 1728 in Saarbrücken with Landgrave Frederick III of Hesse-Homburg. This marriage came into existence after mediation by Frederick's brother, Landgrave Ernest Louis of Hesse-Darmstadt. This marriage should consolidate the ailing finances of Hesse-Homburg. An imperial debit commission had found only two silver spoons at the court. Frederick III had raised concerns and proposed to inform his bride-to-be, who demanded a proper dower, about his financial situation. Ernest Louis then wrote to Frederick : "Write to her brother, write, as long as you have time, you can do so."

Issue[edit]

From her first marriage, Christiane Charlotte had two sons, who, however, both died in infancy:

  • Charles Frederick (1718–1719)
  • Louis Charles (1720–1721)

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