Princess Elisabeth of Urach

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Princess Elizabeth of Urach
Princess Karl Aloys of Liechtenstein
Hochzeit von Elisabeth Fürstin von Urach Gräfin von Württemberg und Prinz Karl Aloys von und zu Liechtenstein.jpg
Wedding of Prince Karl Aloys of Liechtenstein and Elisabeth, Duchess of Urach and Countess of Württemberg.
Born (1894-08-23)23 August 1894
Lichtenstein Castle (Württemberg)
Died 13 October 1962(1962-10-13) (aged 68)
Frauenthal castle
Burial Vaduz Cathedral
Spouse Prince Karl Aloys of Liechtenstein
Full name
Elizabeth Auguste Marie Florestine Luise
House House of Urach
Father Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach
Mother Duchess Amalie in Bavaria

Elizabeth Auguste Marie Florestine Luise, Princess of Urach and Countess of Württemberg (born 23 August 1894 at Lichtenstein Castle (Württemberg); died 13 October 1962 in Frauenthal castle in Styria) was the wife of Prince Karl Aloys of Liechtenstein.

Life[edit]

Elizabeth was the second daughter of Duke Wilhelm Karl of Urach (1864–1928) and his first wife Duchess Amalie in Bavaria (1865–1912). After the death of her mother in May 1912, she managed the housekeeping of her father's home and looked after the education of her younger siblings.[1]

Prince Joachim of Prussia (1890–1920), the youngest son of Emperor Wilhelm II courted her in vain. Elizabeth and her father rejected him because he was a Protestant and they insisted on educating children according to catholicism.

During World War I Elizabeth corresponded with her father, who had the rank of a lieutenant general and was commander of the 26th Division in France, Russia and Serbia. Their letters are now in the main governmental archive in Stuttgart.

In spring 1921 she married Prince Karl Aloys of Liechtenstein (1878–1955), a son of Prince Alfred and Princess Henriette. Prince Karl Aloys was Imperial and Royal Cavalry Master (Rittmeister) until the end of the monarchy of Austria-Hungary[1] and from 13 December 1918 to 15 September 1920 temporarily Prime Minister (Landesverweser) of the Principality of Liechtenstein.[2][3]

They had four children:

  • Wilhelm Alfred (born 1922).
  • Maria Josepha (born 1923).
  • Franziska (born 1930).
  • Wolfgang (born 1934).

She found her last resting place in the burial vault of Vaduz Cathedral.[4]

Literature[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nicola Wurthmann: Elisabeth Fürstin von Urach Gräfin von Württemberg - Biographie und Bestand.
  2. ^ Rupert Quaderer: Liechtenstein und die Bodenreform in der Tschechoslowakei nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg. In: Aleš Skřivan Sr. und Arnold Suppan: Prague Papers on the History of International Relations. Page 281.
  3. ^ Liste der Regierungsmitglieder des Fürstentums Liechtenstein 1862–2012
  4. ^ Find a Grave