Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg

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Maria Dorothea
Archduchess Maria Dorothea.jpg
Painting by Anton Einsle, 1847
Born (1797-11-01)1 November 1797
Carlsruhe (Pokój), Silesia
Died 30 March 1855(1855-03-30) (aged 57)
Budapest, Hungary
Spouse Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary
Issue Archduchess Franziska Marie
Archduke Alexander
Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska
Archduke Joseph Karl
Marie Henriette, Queen of the Belgians
Full name
Maria Dorothea Luise Wilhelmine Caroline
House Württemberg
Father Duke Louis of Württemberg
Mother Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg
Religion Roman Catholicism

Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg (Maria Dorothea Luise Wilhelmine Caroline; 1 November 1797 in Carlsruhe (now Pokój), Silesia – 30 March 1855 in Budapest, Hungary) was the daughter of Duke Louis of Württemberg (1756–1817) and Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg (1780–1857).[1]


Maria Dorothea in 1818.

Maria Dorothea was the eldest of five children born to Duke Louis of Württemberg and his second wife Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg. She was born in Carlsruhe (now Pokój), Silesia, now Poland.

Her brother Alexander was the grandfather of Mary of Teck, the future queen consort of George V of the United Kingdom.

Marriage and children[edit]

She was the third wife of Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, to whom she was married on 24 August 1819. They had five children:

Name Portrait Lifespan Notes
Archduchess Franziska Marie of Austria
Died in childhood.
Archduke Alexander of Austria
Anton Einsle 001.jpg 1825-
Died in childhood
Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria
Elisabeth Franziska Austria 1831 1903 painting.jpg 1831-
Married firstly Archduke Ferdinand Karl Viktor of Austria-Este and had issue;

married secondly Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria and had issue.

Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria
Joseph-Erzherzog-Österreich.jpg 1833-
Married Princess Clotilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and had issue.
Archduchess Marie Henriette of Austria Marie Henriette of Austria 01.jpg 1836-
Married Leopold II of Belgium and had issue



  1. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p10124.htm#i101240". The Peerage. [unreliable source]


  • Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh. Burke's Royal Families of the World, Volume 1: Europe & Latin America (1977), London, UK: Burke's Peerage Ltd, page 22.