Princess Helena of Nassau

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Princess Helena
Princess Consort of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Princess of Nassau
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Helena, Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Born (1831-08-18)18 August 1831
Wiesbaden, Duchy of Nassau, German Confederation
Died 28 October 1888(1888-10-28) (aged 57)
Pyrmont, Waldeck and Pyrmont, German Empire
Burial Fuerstliches Erbbegraebnis,
Spouse Prince George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
(m. 1853 - 1888; her death)
Issue Princess Sophie Nikoline
Princess Pauline, Dowager Princess of Bentheim and Steinfurt
Crown Princess Marie of Württemberg
Queen Emma, Queen Mother of the Netherlands
Princess Helena, Duchess of Albany
Prince Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Princess Elisabeth, Dowager Princess of Erbach-Schönberg
Full name
Helena Wilhelmina Henriette Pauline Marianne
House House of Nassau-Weilburg (by birth)
House of Waldeck and Pyrmont
(by marriage)
Father William, Duke of Nassau
Mother Princess Pauline of Württemberg

Princess Helena of Nassau (German: Prinzessin Helene Wilhelmine Henriette Pauline Marianne von Nassau-Weilburg; 18 August 1831 – 27 October 1888) was a daughter of William, Duke of Nassau, and consort of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

Early life[edit]

Helena was born at Wiesbaden, Duchy of Nassau. She was the ninth child of William, Duke of Nassau (1792–1839), by his second wife Princess Pauline of Württemberg (1810–1856), daughter of Prince Paul of Württemberg. She was the half-sister of Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (then Hereditary Prince of Nassau). She was related with the Dutch Royal Family and also, distantly, to the British Royal Family through her father and mother, both were descendants of King George II of Great Britain.

Marriage and family[edit]

Princess Helena married on 26 September 1853 in Wiesbaden to George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, son of George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.[2]


They had seven children:


Among her grandchildren were:

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 18 August 1831 – 26 September 1853: Her Ducal Serene Highness Princess Helena of Nassau
  • 26 September 1853 – 28 October 1888: Her Ducal Serene Highness The Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont


Notes and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Find a Grave
  2. ^ Almanach de Gotha. 1893. p. 111. 
Princess Helena of Nassau
Cadet branch of the House of Nassau
Born: 18 August 1831 Died: 28 October 1862
German royalty
Title last held by
Princess Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
26 September 1853 – 28 October 1888
Title next held by
Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg