Princess Maria Sophia of Thurn and Taxis

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Princess Maria Sophia
Duchess Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg
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Born(1800-03-04)4 March 1800
Regensburg, Free Imperial City of Regensburg, Holy Roman Empire
Died20 December 1870(1870-12-20) (aged 70)
Regensburg, Kingdom of Bavaria
Spouse
IssueDuke Maximilian
Names
German: Maria Sophia Dorothea Caroline
HouseThurn and Taxis
FatherKarl Alexander, 5th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
MotherDuchess Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
ReligionRoman Catholic

Princess Maria Sophia of Thurn and Taxis (German: Maria Sophia Dorothea Caroline, Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis; 4 March 1800, Regensburg – 20 December 1870, Regensburg) was a member of the House of Thurn and Taxis and a Princess of Thurn and Taxis by birth and a member of the House of Württemberg and a Duchess of Württemberg through her marriage to Duke Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg, a German naturalist and explorer.

Family[edit]

Maria Sophia was the fifth child and fourth daughter of Karl Alexander, 5th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, and his wife, Duchess Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She was a younger sister of Maximilian Karl, 6th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and Maria Theresia, Princess Esterházy of Galántha.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Maria Sophia married her second cousin Duke Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg, fifth and youngest child of Duke Eugen of Württemberg and his wife, Princess Luise of Stolberg-Gedern., on 17 April 1827 in Regensburg. Maria Sophia and Paul Wilhelm had one son:

Maria Sophia and Paul Wilhelm divorced on 2 May 1835. Following her divorce, Maria Sophia acquired Württembergisches Palais and its adjacent Herzogspark in Regensburg. She made her residence at the Württembergisches Palais until her death.

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