Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Württemberg
|Elisabeth Alexandrine of Württemberg|
|Princess William of Baden|
Elisabeth of Württemberg, 1840
27 February 1802|
|Died||5 December 1864
|Spouse||Prince William of Baden|
Sophie, Princess of Lippe
Leopoldine, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
|House||House of Württemberg (by birth)
House of Zähringen (by marriage)
|Father||Duke Louis of Württemberg|
|Mother||Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg|
Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine Constance of Württemberg (27 February 1802 in Würzau, Courland Governorate – 5 December 1864, in Karlsruhe) was a daughter of Louis of Württemberg and Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg. By her marriage to Prince William of Baden, she became a Princess of Baden.
Elisabeth was one of five children born to Duke Louis of Württemberg and his second wife Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg. Her siblings included Maria Dorothea, Archduchess of Austria; Amelia, Duchess of Saxe-Altenberg; Pauline, Queen consort of Württemberg; and Duke Alexander of Württemberg (the founder of the Teck branch of the family).
Marriage and children
Elisabeth married Prince William of Baden on 16 October 1830. Ten years older than she was, he was the second son of Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden and his second wife Luise Karoline Geyer von Geyersberg. Due to the lowly status of his mother, William had no succession rights for a time to the Grand Duchy of Baden (until his brother succeeded as Leopold I, Grand Duke of Baden earlier that year).
Elisabeth and William had four children:
- Wilhelmine Pauline Henriette Amalie Louise (May 7, 1833—August 7, 1834).
- Sophie Pauline Henriette Amalie Louise (August 7, 1834—April 6, 1904), married Woldemar, Prince of Lippe on November 9, 1858.
- Pauline Sophie Elisabeth Marie (December 18, 1835—May 15, 1891).
- Leopoldine Wilhelmine Pauline Amalie Maximiliane (February 22, 1837—December 23, 1913), married Hermann VI, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg on September 24, 1862. She was the mother of Ernst II, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.
William died on 11 October 1859. Elisabeth would die five years later, on 5 December 1864.
- Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage: Elisabeth Alexandrine Herzogin von Württemberg". Retrieved 16 December 2009.
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