Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg

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Frederick William
Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
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Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
Born (1768-10-25)25 October 1768
The Hague
Died 9 January 1816(1816-01-09) (aged 47)
Weilburg
Spouse Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg
House Nassau-Welburg
Father Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
Mother Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau
Prince Frederick William in an old coin.

Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg (25 October 1768, The Hague – 9 January 1816, Weilburg) was a ruler of Nassau-Weilburg. In 1806 he was given the title of Prince of Nassau, while his cousin, Prince Frederick Augustus of Nassau-Usingen, became the Duke of Nassau. Frederick William died in January 1816, only two months before his cousin. Both men were succeeded by Frederick William's son, William.

Family[edit]

Frederick William was the eldest surviving son of Karl Christian of Nassau-Weilburg and Princess Wilhelmine Carolina of Orange-Nassau.

Wilhelmine Carolina was a daughter of William IV, Prince of Orange and Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange. Anne was in turn the eldest daughter of George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach.

Marriage and children[edit]

On 31 July 1788 in Hachenburg, Frederick William married Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg (Hachenburg, 19 April 1772 - Vienna, 6 January 1827). The groom was almost twenty years old and the bride only sixteen. At the time he was still the heir to the principality. His father died on 28 November of the same year and Frederick William succeeded him.

Frederick William and Louise Isabelle had four children:

Ancestry[edit]

Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
Cadet branch of the House of Nassau
Born: 25 October 1768 Died: 9 January 1816
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Karl Christian
Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
1788–1816
Succeeded by
Wilhelm

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