Princess Mathilde Sophie of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg

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Princess Mathilde Sophie
Princess Mathilde von Thurn und Taxis.jpg
Princess consort of Thurn and Taxis
Reign 24 January 1839 – 10 November 1871
Predecessor Baroness Wilhelmine of Dörnberg
Successor Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria
Born (1816-02-09)9 February 1816
Oettingen, Kingdom of Bavaria
Died 20 January 1886(1886-01-20) (aged 69)
Obermais, Meran, County of Tyrol, Austria–Hungary
Burial Gruftkapelle, Saint Emmeram's Abbey, Regensburg
Spouse Maximilian Karl, 6th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Issue Prince Otto
Prince Georg
Prince Paul
Princess Amalie
Prince Hugo
Prince Gustav
Prince Wilhelm
Prince Adolf
Prince Franz
Prince Nikolaus
Prince Alfred
Princess Marie Georgine
Full name
German: Mathilde Sophie
House Oettingen-Spielberg
Father Johannes Aloysius III, Prince of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg
Mother Princess Amalie Auguste of Wrede
Religion Roman Catholic

Princess Mathilde Sophie of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg[1][2] (in German: Mathilde Sophie, Prinzessin zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg;[1][2] 9 February 1816, Oettingen, Kingdom of Bavaria[1][2]– 20 January 1886, Obermais, Meran, County of Tyrol, Austria–Hungary[1][2]) was a member of the Princely House of Oettingen-Spielberg and a Princess of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg by birth. Through her marriage to Maximilian Karl, 6th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, Mathilde Sophie was also a member of the Princely House of Thurn and Taxis and Princess consort of Thurn and Taxis.

Family[edit]

Mathilde Sophie was the eldest daughter and second-eldest child of Johannes Aloysius III, Prince of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg and his wife Princess Amalie Auguste of Wrede.[1][2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Mathilde Sophie and Maximilian Karl with their family at the occasion of their silver wedding anniversary on 24 January 1864.

Mathilde Sophie married Maximilian Karl, 6th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, fourth child of Karl Alexander, 5th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Duchess Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, on 24 January 1839 in Oettingen, Kingdom of Bavaria.[1][2] Mathilde Sophie and Maximilian Karl had twelve children:[1]

  • Prince Otto of Thurn and Taxis (28 May 1840 – 6 July 1876)[1]
  • Prince Georg of Thurn and Taxis (11 July 1841 – 22 December 1874)[1]
  • Prince Paul of Thurn and Taxis (27 May 1843 – 10 March 1879)[1]
  • Princess Amalie of Thurn and Taxis (12 May 1844 – 12 February 1867)[1]
  • Prince Hugo of Thurn and Taxis (24 November 1845 – 15 May 1873)[1]
  • Prince Gustav of Thurn and Taxis (23 February 1848 – 9 July 1914)[1]
  • Prince Wilhelm of Thurn and Taxis (20 February 1849 – 11 December 1849)[1]
  • Prince Adolf of Thurn and Taxis (26 May 1850 – 3 January 1890)[1]
  • Prince Franz of Thurn and Taxis (2 March 1852 – 4 May 1897)[1]
  • Prince Nikolaus of Thurn and Taxis (2 August 1853 – 26 May 1874)[1]
  • Prince Alfred of Thurn and Taxis (11 June 1856 – 9 February 1886)[1]
  • Princess Marie Georgine of Thurn and Taxis (25 December 1857 – 13 February 1909)[1]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 9 February 1816 – 24 January 1839: Her Serene Highness Princess Mathilde Sophie of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg
  • 24 January 1839 – 10 November 1871: Her Serene Highness The Princess of Thurn and Taxis
  • 10 November 1871 – 20 January 1886: Her Serene Highness The Dowager Princess of Thurn and Taxis

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Darryl Lundy (29 December 2008). "Mathilde Sophie Prinzessin zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-11-27.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Paul Theroff. "OETTINGEN". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-11-27.
Princess Mathilde Sophie of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg
Cadet branch of the House of Oettingen-Wallerstein
Born: 9 February 1816 Died: 20 January 1886
German nobility
Preceded by
Baroness Wilhelmine of Dörnberg
Princess consort of Thurn and Taxis
24 January 1839 – 10 November 1871
Succeeded by
Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria