Princess Sophie of Luxembourg

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Princess Sophie of Luxembourg
Princess Sophie of Saxony
Princess Sophia of Luxembourg.jpg
Born (1902-02-14)14 February 1902
Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg
Died 24 May 1941(1941-05-24) (aged 39)
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Burial Katholische Hofkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Spouse Prince Ernst Heinrich of Saxony
Issue Prince Dedo
Prince Timo
Prince Gero
Full name
French: Sophie Caroline Marie Wilhelmine
House House of Nassau-Weilburg
House of Wettin
Father William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Mother Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal
Religion Roman Catholicism

Princess Sophie Caroline Marie Wilhelmine of Luxembourg[1][2] (14 February 1902 – 24 May 1941) was the sixth and youngest daughter[1][2] of Grand Duke William IV and his wife, Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal.[1][2]


Sophie was born in Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg.[1][2] Two of Sophie's elder sisters reigned as sovereign Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and titular Duchess of Nassau: Marie-Adélaïde and Charlotte.

Sophie married Prince Ernst Heinrich of Saxony,[1][2] youngest son[1][2] of the last Saxon monarch Frederick Augustus III and his wife Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany,[1][2] on 12 April 1921 at Schloss Hohenburg.[1][2] Sophie and Ernst Heinrich had three sons:[1][2]

  • Prince Albrecht Friedrich August Johannes Gregor Dedo of Saxony (born 9 May 1922 in Munich);[1][2] died 6 December 2009 in Radebeul, Germany.[3]
  • Prince Georg Timo Michael Nikolaus Maria of Saxony (born 22 December 1923 in Munich; died 22 April 1982 in Emden)[1][2]
  • Prince Rupprecht Hubertus Gero Maria of Saxony (born 12 September 1925 in Munich; died 10 April 2003 in Picton, Ontario, Canada)[1][2]

Sophie died on 24 May 1941 at age 39 in Munich of pneumonia.[1][2] Following her death, Ernst Heinrich married secondly and morganatically to Virginia Dulon on 28 June 1947 in Paris.[1][2]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 14 February 1902 – 12 April 1921: Her Grand Ducal Highness Princess Sophie of Luxembourg
  • 12 April 1921 – 24 May 1941: Her Royal Highness Princess Sophie of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony, Princess of Luxembourg



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Darryl Lundy (26 October 2008). "Sophie Caroline Marie Wilhelmine von Nassau-Weilburg, Princesse de Luxembourg". Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Paul Theroff. "LUXEMBURG". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  3. ^ See wikipedia article on Ernst Heinrich of Saxony.
  • Généalogie des rois et des princes de Jean-Charles Volkmann Edit. Jean-Paul Giserot (1998)