Princess Elisabeth of Luxembourg (1901–1950)

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Princess Elisabeth of Luxembourg
Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis
Princess Elisabeth of Luxemburg.jpg
Born (1901-03-07)7 March 1901
Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Died 2 August 1950(1950-08-02) (aged 49)
Schloss Hohenburg, Hohenburg, Bavaria, Germany
Burial St. Emmeram's Abbey, Regensburg
Spouse Prince Ludwig Philipp of Thurn and Taxis
Issue Prince Anselm
Iniga, Princess Eberhard of Urach
Full name
French: Elisabeth Marie Wilhelmine
House Nassau-Weilburg
Father William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Mother Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal
Religion Roman Catholic

Princess Elisabeth of Luxembourg (Elisabeth Marie Wilhelmine; 7 March 1901 – 2 August 1950) was the daughter of Grand Duke William IV and his wife Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau.

In 1922, she married Prince Ludwig Philipp of Thurn and Taxis.[1][2]


Elisabeth was the fifth-eldest daughter and child of William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and his wife Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal.[1][2] Two of Elisabeth's elder sisters reigned as sovereign Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and titular Duchess of Nassau: Marie-Adélaïde and Charlotte.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Elisabeth married Prince Ludwig Philipp of Thurn and Taxis, fourth child and son of Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria, on 14 November 1922 in Hohenburg, Bavaria, Germany. Elisabeth and Ludwig had two children, five grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren:[1][2]

  • Prince Anselm of Thurn and Taxis (14 April 1924 – 25 February 1944), killed in World War II
  • Princess Iniga of Thurn and Taxis (25 August 1925 – 17 September 2008) married Prince Eberhard of Urach on 18 May 1948. They have five children, sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

Prince Ludwig was killed in 1933 in a car accident . Elisabeth died in 1950 at age 49, at their home, Schloss Niederaichbach and was buried next to her husband at St. Emmeram's Abbey, Regensburg.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 7 March 1901 – 14 November 1922: Her Grand Ducal Highness Princess Elisabeth of Luxembourg
  • 14 November 1922 – 2 August 1950: Her Grand Ducal Highness Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis, Princess of Luxembourg



  1. ^ a b c Darryl Lundy (23 Jun 2005). "Elisabeth Marie Wilhelmine von Nassau-Weilburg, Princesse de Luxembourg". Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  2. ^ a b c Paul Theroff. "LUXEMBURG". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-07-15.