Duchess Marie Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

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Duchess Marie Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Duchess consort of Saxe-Altenburg
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Born (1803-03-31)31 March 1803
Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Died 26 October 1862(1862-10-26) (aged 59)
Meiningen, Saxe-Meiningen
Spouse Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Issue Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Prince Albrecht Frederick
Prince Moritz
Full name
German: Marie Luise Friederike Alexandrine Elisabeth Charlotte Catherine
House House of Mecklenburg
House of Saxe-Altenburg
Father Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Mother Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia

Duchess Marie Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (German: Herzogin Marie Luise Friederike Alexandrine Elisabeth Charlotte Catherine Mecklenburg-Schwerin; 31 March 1803 – 26 October 1862) was daughter of Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and consort of Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg.

Early life[edit]

Marie Louise was born at Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, second child and first daughter of Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1778–1819), (son of Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg) and his wife, Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (1784–1803), (daughter of Paul I of Russia and Duchess Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg).

Marriage[edit]

Marie Louise married 7 October 1825 at Ludwigslust to Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (1796–1853), son of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, and his wife, Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

They had three children:

  1. Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (b. Hildburghausen, 16 September 1826 – d. Altenburg, 7 February 1908); married Princess Agnes of Anhalt-Dessau.
  2. Prince Albrecht Frederick August (b. Hildburghausen, 31 October 1827 – d. Ludwigslust, 28 May 1835).
  3. Prince Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg (b. Eisenberg, 24 October 1829 – d. Arco, Italy, 13 May 1907); married Princess Augusta of Saxe-Meiningen.

Titles and Styles[edit]

  • 31 March 1803 – 7 October 1825: Her Highness Duchess Marie Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
  • 7 October 1825 – 30 November 1848: Her Highness Duchess George of Saxe-Altenburg
  • 30 November 1848 – 3 August 1853: Her Highness The Duchess of Saxe-Altenburg
  • 3 August 1853 – 26 October 1862: Her Highness The Dowager Duchess of Saxe-Altenburg

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Duchess Marie Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Born: 31 March 1803 Died: 26 October 1862
German royalty
Preceded by
Amelia of Württemberg
Duchess consort of Saxe-Altenburg
30 November 1848 – 3 August 1853
Succeeded by
Agnes of Anhalt-Dessau