Princess Louise Amelie of Baden
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|Louise Amelie of Baden|
|Princess of Vasa|
|Born||5 June 1811|
Schwetzingen, Grand Duchy of Baden
|Died||19 July 1854 (aged 43)|
Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden
|Spouse||Gustav, Prince of Vasa|
|Issue||Karoline, Queen of Saxony|
|Father||Charles, Grand Duke of Baden|
|Mother||Stéphanie de Beauharnais|
Louise Amelia was the eldest of five children born to Karl, Grand Duke of Baden by his wife Stéphanie de Beauharnais (adopted daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte). Her paternal grandparents were Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden and Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt.
On 9 November 1830 in Karlsruhe, Louise Amelie married her first cousin Gustav, Prince of Vasa in Karlsruhe. He was the only son of the deposed King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (who had been overthrown in favor of his uncle Charles in 1808), and thus had a titular claim to the Swedish throne. Prince Gustav took the title Prince of Vasa, making Louise Princess of Vasa upon their marriage. Some still viewed Prince Gustav as the legitimate heir to the Swedish throne, thus referring to Louise as the Crown Princess[who?]. Their marriage, like most alliances of the time, was politically arranged and was unhappy. They lived in Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna and had two children before they divorced in 1843.
|Prince Louis||3 March 1832||7 March 1832||died shortly after birth|
|Princess Carola||5 August 1833||15 December 1907||married King Albert I of Saxony; no issue|
Princess Louise died on 19 July 1854 in Karlsruhe.
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- Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage: Luise Amelie Stephanie Prinzessin von Baden". Retrieved 9 January 2010.