Eleonore of Löwenstein-Wertheim

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Landgravine of Hesse-Rotenburg
Born(1686-02-16)16 February 1686
Vienna, Austria
Died22 February 1753(1753-02-22) (aged 67)
Schloss Rotenburg, Rotenburg
SpouseErnest Leopold of Hesse-Rotenburg
IssueJoseph, Hereditary Prince of Hesse-Rotenburg
Polyxena, Queen of Sardinia
Caroline, Princess of Condé
Constantine, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg
Christine, Princess of Carignan
Eleonore, Countess Palatine of Sulzbach
Full name
Eleonore Maria Anna[1]
HouseHouse of Hesse-Kassel
House of Löwenstein-Wertheim
FatherMaximilian Karl Albert, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort
MotherMaria Polyxena Khuen of Lichtenberg

Eleonore of Löwenstein-Wertheim (Eleonore Maria Anna; 16 February 1686 – 22 February 1753) was a Princess of the Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort. She was the Landgravine of Hesse-Rotenburg by marriage. Baptised as Eleonore Maria Anna, she was known as Eleonore' meaning 'true and perpetual beauty'.'.[1]


Born to Maximilian Carl, Count of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort and his wife Maria Polyxena Khuen of Lichtenberg, she was born in Vienna. She was their sixth child. Her father had entered imperial service at a young age, was an imperial counsellor from 1684 thus her birth in Vienna, the capital of the Holy Roman Empire then ruled by Leopold I.

Her mother was a member of the family who ruled the County of Lichtenberg und Belasi. Her parents were first cousin's. she herself would marry her first cousin; Eleonore's paternal aunt Maria Anna of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort had married William, Landgrave of Hesse-Rheinfels-Rotenburg, father of Ernest Leopold of Hesse-Rotenburg, William's son and heir.

The couple married in Frankfurt on 9 November 1704, the bride being 18 and the groom 20. They were parents of 10 children, five of which would have progeny. She outlived her husband by three years.[1]

Her eldest granddaughter, Eleonora of Savoy, was named after her. Her eldest grandson was Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia.



Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 16 February 1686 – 9 November 1704 Her Serene Highness Countess Eleonore of Löwenstein-Wertheim
  • 9 November 1704 – 20 November 1725 Her Serene Highness the Hereditary Princess of Hesse-Rotenburg
  • 20 November 1725 – 29 November 1749 Her Serene Highness the Landgravine of Hesse-Rotenburg
  • 29 November 1749 – 22 February 1753 Her Serene Highness the Dowager Landgravine of Hesse-Rotenburg

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c van de Pas, Leo. "Gräfin Eleonore zu Löwenstein-Wertheim- Rochefort". Genealogics .org. Archived from the original on 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2010-03-01.


  • Hans-Günter Kittelmann: Kleiner Führer durch die Rotenburger Quart 1627–1834 und das Fürstenhaus Hessen-Rotenburg. Geschichtsverein Altkreis Rotenburg. p. 28–43
Eleonore of Löwenstein-Wertheim
Born: 16 February 1686 Died: 22 February 1753
German royalty
Title last held by
Eleonora of Solms-Lich
Landgravine consort of Hesse-Rotenburg
20 November 1725 – 29 November 1749
Succeeded by
Maria Sophia of Starhemberg