Princess Amalie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

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Princess Amalie
Princess Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg
Born(1815-04-30)30 April 1815
Sigmaringen, Principality of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Died14 January 1841(1841-01-14) (aged 25)
Sigmaringen, Principality of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
SpousePrince Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg
IssueTherese Amalie, Duchess of Dalarna
Antoinette, Duchess of Anhalt
Prince Ludwig Joseph
Prince Johann Friedrich
German: Amalie Antoinette Karoline Adrienne
FatherCharles, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
MotherMarie Antoinette Murat

Princess Amalie Antoinette Karoline Adrienne of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (German: Amalie Antoinette Karoline Adrienne, Prinzessin von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen; 30 April 1815, Sigmaringen, Principality of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen – 14 January 1841, Sigmaringen, Principality of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen) was a member of the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and a Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen by birth. Through her marriage to Prince Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg, Amalie was also a member of the House of Saxe-Altenburg and Princess of Saxe-Altenburg. Amalie was a grand-niece of Joachim Murat, King of the Two Sicilies from 1808 to 1815 and a brother-in-law of Napoleon Bonaparte, through marriage to Napoleon's youngest sister, Caroline Bonaparte.


Amalie was the fourth and youngest child of Charles, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and his first wife Marie Antoinette Murat.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Amalie married Prince Eduard of Saxe-Altenburg, seventh but fourth surviving son of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen (of Saxe-Altenburg from 1826) and Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, on 25 July 1835 in Sigmaringen. Amalie and Eduard had four children:

  1. Therese Amalie Karoline Josephine Antoinette (b. Ansbach, 21 December 1836 - d. Stockholm, 9 November 1914), married on 16 April 1864 to Prince August of Sweden.
  2. Antoinette Charlotte Marie Josephine Karoline Frida (b. Bamberg, 17 April 1838 - d. Berchtesgaden, 13 October 1908), married on 22 April 1854 to Frederick I, Duke of Anhalt.
  3. Ludwig Joseph Karl Georg Friedrich (b. Bamberg, 24 September 1839 - d. Munich, 13 February 1844).
  4. Johann Friedrich Joseph Karl (b. Sigmaringen, 8 January 1841 - d. Munich, 25 February 1844).