Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg

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Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg
Duchess Louis of Württemberg
Henriette von Württemberg (1780-1857).jpg
Born (1780-04-22)22 April 1780
Died 2 January 1857(1857-01-02) (aged 76)
Kirchheim unter Teck
Spouse Duke Louis of Württemberg
Issue Maria Dorothea, Archduchess Joseph of Austria-Hungary
Amelie Theresa, Duchess of Saxe-Altenburg
Pauline Therese, Queen of Württemberg
Elisabeth Alexandrine, Princess Wilhelm of Baden
Duke Alexander
House Nassau-Weilburg
Father Charles Christian, Duke of Nassau-Weilburg
Mother Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau

Princess Henriëtte van Nassau-Weilburg, then van Nassau (22 April 1780, in Kirchheimbolanden – 2 January 1857, in Kirchheim unter Teck) was a daughter of Prince Charles Christian, Duke of Nassau-Weilburg and Carolina of Orange-Nassau, daughter of William IV, Prince of Orange. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is her descendant through Francis, Duke of Teck, Henriette's grandson. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is her descendant through her granddaughter Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg, who is the grandmother of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark. Juan Carlos I of Spain is a descendant of her granddaughter Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, the grandmother of Alfonso XIII of Spain.

Marriage and children[edit]

She married in Hermitage, near Bayreuth, on 28 January 1797 Duke Louis of Württemberg, a son of Duke Friedrich II Eugen, Duke of Württemberg.

They had five children:


Johann Ernst, Prince Nassau-Weilburg
Charles August, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
Marie Polyxena of Leiningen-Hartenburg
Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
Georg August Samuel, Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken-Idstein
Princess Auguste Friederike of Nassau-Idstein
Henriette Dorothea of Öttingen-Öttingen
Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg
John William Friso, Prince of Orange
William IV, Prince of Orange
Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel
Carolina of Orange-Nassau
George II of Great Britain
Anne, Princess Royal
Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach