Christiane Charlotte of Nassau-Ottweiler
|Christiane Charlotte of Nassau-Ottweiler|
Christiane Charlotte van Nassau-Ottweiler (1685-1761) (Jacob Hauck, 1729)
|Born||2 September 1685|
|Died||6 November 1761 (aged 76)|
|Noble family||House of Nassau|
|Spouse(s)||Charles Louis, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken|
Frederick III, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
|Father||Frederick Louis, Count of Nassau-Ottweiler|
|Mother||Countess 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.
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 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."
From her first marriage, Christiane Charlotte had two sons, who, however, both died in infancy:
- Charles Frederick (1718–1719)
- Louis Charles (1720–1721)
- Carl Eduard Vehse: Geschichte der deutschen Höfe seit der Reformation, p. 453.