Duke Nicholas of Württemberg
|Duke Nicholas of Württemberg|
1 March 1833|
Carlsruhe, Kingdom of Prussia
|Died||22 February 1903
Bad Carlsruhe, Kingdom of Prussia
|Spouse||Duchess Wilhelmine of Württemberg|
|House||House of Württemberg|
|Father||Duke Eugen of Württemberg|
|Mother||Princess Helene of Hohenlohe-Langenburg|
Early life and family
Duke Nicholas was born at Carlsruhe, Kingdom of Prussia (now Pokój, Poland) was the third 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). Nicholas had three half-siblings by his father's previous marriage with Princess Mathilde of Waldeck and Pyrmont.
After attending high school in Breslau and studied at the University of Hanover. He was initially in the Austrian navy, and later in the Austrian Army. In 1860 he reached the rank of Major, in 1864 he participated in the Second Schleswig War and in 1866 at the Austro-Prussian War.
On 8 May 1868, in Carlsruhe, he married Duchess Wilhelmine of Württemberg (1844–1892), daughter of Duke Eugen of Württemberg and Princess Mathilde of Schaumburg-Lippe. Wilhelmine was the elder daughter of Nicholas' half-brother. They had no issue.
Since 1888, Duke Nicholas lived in Carlsruhe (now Karlsruhe), where he operated as agriculture and forestry, and carried out studies on the fishing industry. As a member of the House of Württemberg in 1855 he had a seat in the Estates of Württemberg.
Nicholas died on 22 February 1903. At his death the third branch of the House of Württemberg (Carlsruhe) became extinct in the male line. His funeral took place on 27 February 1903. According to his will, Carlsruhe was passed to King William II, which he had from 1903 to his death in 1921, annually the King spent several weeks in hunting vacation at Carlsruhe. After The King's death Carlsruhe and the headship of the House of Württemberg went to Duke Albrecht (1865–1939).
- Order of the Crown (Württemberg)
- Knight of the Order of the Black Eagle, Kingdom of Prussia - invested 18 January 1900
|Ancestors of Duke Nicholas of Württemberg|
Notes and sources
- Genealogics - Leo van de Pas - Herzog Nikolaus von Württemberg
- thePeerage.com - Nikolaus Herzog von Württemberg
- The Royal House of Stuart, London, 1969, 1971, 1976, Addington, A. C., Reference: 223
- L'Allemagne dynastique, Huberty, Giraud, Magdelaine, Reference: II 525
- "Court Circular". The Times (36043). London. 19 January 1900. p. 7.
Duke Nicholas of WürttembergBorn: 1 March 1833 Died: 22 February 1903
|Heir to the Throne of Württemberg
as heir presumptive
6 November 1896 – 22 February 1903