Princess Augusta of Bavaria

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Princess Augusta
Duchess of Leuchtenberg
Auguste-Amélie deBavière Stieler.jpg
Princess Augusta of Bavaria
painting by Joseph Karl Stieler c. 1820
Born (1788-06-21)21 June 1788
Died 13 May 1851(1851-05-13) (aged 62)
Spouse Eugène de Beauharnais
Issue Josephine, Queen of Sweden
Eugénie, Princess of Hohenzollern-Hechingen
Auguste, 2nd Duke of Leuchtenberg
Amélie, Empress of Brazil
Théodoline, Countess Wilhelm of Württemberg
Princess Carolina
Maximilian, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg
House Wittelsbach
Father Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria
Mother Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt

Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Duchess of Leuchtenberg (German: Augusta Amalia Ludovika von Bayern) (Strasbourg, 21 June 1788 – Munich, 13 May 1851) was the second child and eldest daughter of Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Although originally promised in marriage to the heir of Baden, Charles, the engagement was broken at the behest of Napoleon I of France. On 14 January 1806 in Munich, Augusta married Eugène de Beauharnais, only son of Josephine de Beauharnais and Alexandre, vicomte de Beauharnais and stepson of Napoleon. Although a diplomatic marriage, this union would turn out to be a happy one. In 1817, Augusta's father created his son-in-law Duke of Leuchtenberg and Prince of Eichstädt, with the style Royal Highness.

Augusta and Eugène had seven children: