Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
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|Duchess Alexander of Württemberg|
|Princess Antoinette, oil on canvas, 1794|
|Spouse||Duke Alexander of Württemberg|
|Marie, Duchess of Sax-Coburg and Gotha
Paul of Württemberg
Alexander, Duke of Württemberg
Ernest of Württemberg
Frederick Wilhelm Ferdinand of Württemberg
|Antoinette Ernestine Amalie|
|House||House of Wettin (by birth)
House of Württemberg (by marriage)
|Father||Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld|
|Mother||Countess Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf|
28 August 1779|
|Died||14 March 1824
Princess Antoinette Ernestine Amalie of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (28 August 1779, Coburg – 14 March 1824, Saint Petersburg) was a German princess of the House of Wettin. By marriage, she was a Duchess of Württemberg. Through her eldest surviving son, she is the ancestress of today's (Catholic) House of Württemberg.
Antoinette was the second daughter of Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and his wife, Countess Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, daughter of count Heinrich XXIV. von Reuß-Ebersdorf and his wife Karoline Ernestine von Erbach-Schönberg. Her paternal grandparents were Ernst Friedrich and his wife princess Sofie Antoinette of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel.
Marriage and issue
In Coburg on 17 November 1798, she married Alexander of Württemberg. The couple settled in Russia, where Alexander made a military and diplomatic career.
They had five children:
- Paul of Württemberg (1800–1801).
- Alexander of Württemberg (1804-1881), Duke of Württemberg.
- Ernest of Württemberg (1807–1868), Duke of Württemberg, who in 1860 married Nathalie Eschhorn von Grünhof (1829–1905). Their only daughter, Alexandra Nathalie Ernestine von Grünhof, married Robert von Keudell and had issue
- Frederick Wilhelm Ferdinand of Württemberg (St Petersburg 29 April 1810 – St Petersburg, 25 April 1815)
|Ancestors of Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld|
- von Wiebeking, Carl Friedrich. Biographie des Herzogs Alexander zu Württemberg. Munich, 1835.
- Sauer, Paul. "Alexander (I.)." In Das Haus Württemberg. Ein biographisches Lexikon, ed. Sönke Lorenz, Dieter Mertens, and Volker Press. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1997. ISBN 3-17-013605-4
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