Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth

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Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth
Born (1921-03-13)13 March 1921
Schloss Casel, Casel, Weimar Republic
Died 1 March 2003(2003-03-01) (aged 81)
Louisiana, United States
Spouse Friedrich Josias, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(m. 1942; div. 1946)

Richard Whitten
(m. 1947–2001)
Issue Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Victoria Astrid Whitten
Full name
Victoria-Louise Frederica Caroline Mathilde
German: Viktoria-Luise Friederike Karoline Mathilde
House Solms-Baruth
Father Count Hans of Solms-Baruth
Mother Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth (Christened as Countess Viktoria-Luise Friederike Karoline Mathilde of Solms-Baruth; 13 March 1921 – 1 March 2003) was a German noblewoman.

Early life[edit]

Countess Viktoria-Luise was born at Schloss Casel in Casel, Weimar Republic to Count Hans of Solms-Baruth and Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Her maternal grandparents were Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, and Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.


On 25 January 1942, Viktoria-Louise married her first cousin (by virtue of their common maternal grandparents) Prince Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the youngest child of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg at the Pfarr- und Patronatskirche Kasel. She and Friedrich Josias divorced on 19 September 1946.[1] They had one child:

She married, secondly, Richard Whitten on 6 November 1947 at Steinwänd bei Werfen, Austria. They were remarried in a religious ceremony on 14 February 1948 at San Francisco, California.[1] They had one daughter:

  • Victoria Astrid Solms Whitten (23 August 1948); married Jack Terry Taubin in 1967 and were divorced. They have two children and six grandchildren. She remarried to Michael Lee Beveridge in 1975. They have one daughter.
    • Keith Lyle Taubin (30 September 1967); married Tiffiny Ann Somerhalder in 1998 and divorced. They have one son. He has an illegitimate daughter with Nancy Adams.
      • Connor Shiké Taubin (1998)
      • Jolie Taubin (2001)
    • Richard Todd Taubin (8 March 1969); married Jamie Elizabeth Bourgeois in 1987 and divorced. They have one daughter Kirsten. He remarried Christie Elizabeth Hall in 1992 and divorced. They have three children:
      • Kirsten Monique Taubin (1988) married Joshua Waguespack in 2014
      • Alexis Carlyle Taubin (1996)
      • Madeleine Elizabeth Taubin (1999)
      • Christopher Todd Taubin (2001)
    • 1.Victoria Elizabeth Beveridge (12 July 1980)


  • ;13 March 1921 - 25 January 1942: Her Illustrious Highness Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth
  • 25 January 1942 - 19 September 1946: Her Highness Princess Viktoria-Luise, The Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Countess of Solms-Baruth
  • 19 September 1946 - 6 November 1947: Her Illustrious Highness Princess Viktoria-Luise, Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Countess of Solms-Baruth
  • 6 November 1947 - 1 March 2003: Her Illustrious Highness Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth, Mrs. Whitten



  1. ^ a b C. Arnold McNaughton, The Book of Kings: A Royal Genealogy, in 3 volumes (London, UK: Garnstone Press, 1973), volume 1, page 25.

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