Duchess Olga of Württemberg

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Olga of Württemberg
Princess Maximilian of Schaumburg-Lippe
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Duchess Olga of Württemberg, photograph 1896.
Born (1876-03-01)1 March 1876
Stuttgart, Kingdom of Württemberg
Died 21 October 1932(1932-10-21) (aged 56)
Ludwigsburg, Weimar Republic
Spouse Prince Maximilian of Schaumburg-Lippe
Issue Prince Eugen
Prince Albrecht
Prince Bernhard
Full name
German: Herzogin Olga Alexandrine Marie von Württemberg
House House of Württemberg
House of Schaumburg-Lippe
Father Duke Eugen of Württemberg
Mother Grand Duchess Vera Constantinovna of Russia

Olga of Württemberg (German: Herzogin Olga Alexandrine Marie von Württemberg; 1 March 1876 – 21 October 1932) was a daughter of Duke Eugen of Württemberg and Grand Duchess Vera Constantinovna of Russia. She married Prince Maximilian of Schaumburg-Lippe.[1]

Early life and family[edit]

Princess Olga was born at Stuttgart, Württemberg, the younger twin daughter of Duke Eugen of Württemberg (1846–1877), (son of Duke Eugen of Württemberg, and Princess Mathilde of Schaumburg-Lippe) and his wife, Grand Duchess Vera Constantinovna of Russia (1854–1912), (daughter of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia and Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg). Her older twin was Duchess Elsa of Württemberg (1876–1932). They did not look alike and Olga, much taller than her sister, seemed to be the elder of the two.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Olga of Württemberg with her sons: Prince Albrecht of Schaumburg-Lippe (right) and Prince Eugen of Schaumburg-Lippe (left).

There were plans to marry Princess Olga to Prince Maximilian of Baden, but he ultimately married Princess Marie Louise of Hanover. In March 1898 there were reports of her engagement to Prince Eugen of Sweden, the youngest son of King Oscar II of Sweden. The marriage never occurred. Prince Eugen, a notable artist, remained a bachelor.

Olga married Prince Maximilian of Schaumburg-Lippe (13 March 1871 – 1 April 1904) on 3 November 1898 at Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg.[1] He was a son of Wilhelm, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe, and Bathildis, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau.

Their marriage lasted less than six years. Her husband died young. They had three children:

  • Prince Eugen of Schaumburg-Lippe (8 August 1899 – 9 November 1929). He died unmarried at age 30 at Caterham, Surrey, England, in a plane crash.[1]
  • Prince Albrecht of Schaumburg-Lippe (17 October 1900 – 20 May 1984). He married on 2 September 1930 Baroness Walburga von Hirschberg (26 March 1906 – 10 April 1986). They had no children. He had a daughter with Baroness Marie-Gabriele von Pfetten-Arnbach (10 June 1927):
      • Andrea of Schaumburg-Lippe ( Born 19 September 1960). She married on 4 September 1993 Count Franz von Degenfeld-Schonburg. They had three children.[1]
  • Prince Bernhard of Schaumburg-Lippe (8 December 1902 – 24 June 1903). Died in childhood.[1]

Ancestry[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Willis, The Romanovs in the 21st Century, p. 162

References[edit]

  • Willis, Daniel. The Romanovs in the 21st Century: a genealogical Biography,VDM, 2009.ISBN 978-3-639-17480-9
  • Genealogics - Leo van de Pas - Herzogin Olga von Württemberg
  • thePeerage.com - Olga Herzogin von Württemberg