Duchess Agnes of Württemberg

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Duchess Agnes of Württemberg
Princess Reuss Younger Line
Agnes von Württemberg.jpg
Born(1835-10-13)13 October 1835
Carlsruhe, Kingdom of Prussia
Died10 July 1886(1886-07-10) (aged 50)
Gera, Reuss Younger Line
SpouseHeinrich XIV, Prince Reuss Younger Line
IssueHeinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line
Elisabet, Princess Hermann of Solms-Braunfels
Full name
German: Pauline Louise Agnes
HouseHouse of Württemberg
House of Reuss Younger Line
FatherDuke Eugen of Württemberg
MotherPrincess Helene of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Duchess Agnes of Württemberg (German: Herzogin Pauline Louise Agnes von Württemberg; 13 October 1835 - 10 July 1886) was a German aristocrat and writer under the pseudonym of Angela Hohenstein.

Life and family[edit]

Duchess Agnes was born at Carlsruhe, Kingdom of Prussia (now Pokój, Poland) was the youngest child of Duke Eugen of Württemberg (1788–1857), (son of Duke Eugen of Württemberg, and Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern) by his second marriage to Princess Helene of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1807–1880), (daughter of Charles Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Countess Amalie of Solms-Baruth). Agnes had three half-siblings by her father's previous marriage with Princess Mathilde of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

Agnes founded numerous foundations and institutions that bore her name, such as the Agnes School, a school for female servants in Gera.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Agnes married on 6 February 1858 at Karlsruhe to Heinrich XIV, Prince Reuss Younger Line (1832–1913), son of Heinrich LXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line and Princess Adelheid Reuss of Ebersdorf.

They had two children:

  • Heinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line (10 November 1858 – 21 November 1928), married in 1884 to Princess Elise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, had issue.
  • Princess Elisabeth Reuss of Schleiz (27 October 1859 – 23 February 1951), married in 1887 to Prince Hermann of Solms-Braunfels, had issue.


  • Helene (narrative, 1867)
  • From a lovely time. Eight images (incl.: Fra Angelico Giovanni da Fiesole, Roswitha, From Venice, a fantasy forest, three folk songs in a picture, In the back room, the lilies of the cemetery Meran, Johann Arnold's diary, 1878)
  • The blessing of the Grandmother (Family picture in two volumes, 1880)


Notes and sources[edit]

Duchess Agnes of Württemberg
Born: 13 October 1835 Died: 10 July 1886
German royalty
Preceded by
Adelheid Reuss of Ebersdorf
Princess consort Reuss Younger Line
11 July 1867 – 10 July 1886
Title next held by
Elise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg