Princess Elisabeth of Prussia

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Princess Elisabeth
Princess Charles of Hesse and by Rhine
Princess Elisabeth of Prussia (1815 - 1885).jpg
Born 18 June 1815
Berlin, Prussia
Died 21 March 1885(1885-03-21) (aged 69)
Darmstadt-Bessungen, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse
Spouse Prince Charles of Hesse and by Rhine
Issue Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse
Prince Henry
Anna, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Prince William
Full name
German: Marie Elisabeth Karoline Viktoria
House Hohenzollern
Father Prince Wilhelm of Prussia
Mother Landgravine Marie Anna of Hesse-Homburg

Princess Elisabeth of Prussia (18 June 1815 – 21 March 1885) was the second daughter of Prince Wilhelm of Prussia and Landgravine Marie Anna of Hesse-Homburg and a granddaughter of Frederick William II of Prussia. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is her great-great-grandson.

Biography[edit]

Elisabeth was born in Berlin to Prince Wilhelm of Prussia and Landgravine Marie Anna of Hesse-Homburg. Through her father, she was a granddaughter of Frederick William II of Prussia. Through her mother, she was a granddaughter of Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg. She was the fifth of seven surviving children. One of her sisters, Marie, became Queen of Bavaria.

Elisabeth married Prince Charles of Hesse and by Rhine, second son of Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse, on 22 October 1836 in Berlin. Elisabeth had good relationship with her daughter-in-law, Alice. In her later years, Elisabeth gained more weight and became obese. She lived to see her son ascend the throne as Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine on 13 June 1877 and to see Louis and Alice's two eldest daughters marry. Elisabeth and Charles' first great-grandchild, Princess Alice of Battenberg, was also born during her lifetime. She died in the borough of Darmstadt-Bessungen at the age of 69, outliving her husband by eight years.

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