Princess Sophie of Luxembourg
|Princess Sophie of Luxembourg|
|Princess Sophie of Saxony|
14 February 1902|
Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg
|Died||24 May 1941
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
|Burial||Katholische Hofkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany|
|Spouse||Prince Ernst Heinrich of Saxony|
|House||House of Nassau-Weilburg
House of Wettin
|Father||William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg|
|Mother||Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal|
Princess Sophie Caroline Marie Wilhelmine of Luxembourg (14 February 1902 – 24 May 1941) was the sixth and youngest daughter of Grand Duke William IV and his wife, Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal.
Sophie was born in Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg. 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, youngest son of the last Saxon monarch Frederick Augustus III and his wife Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany, on 12 April 1921 at Schloss Hohenburg. Sophie and Ernst Heinrich had three sons:
- Prince Albrecht Friedrich August Johannes Gregor Dedo of Saxony (born 9 May 1922 in Munich); died 6 December 2009 in Radebeul, Germany.
- Prince Georg Timo Michael Nikolaus Maria of Saxony (born 22 December 1923 in Munich; died 22 April 1982 in Emden)
- Prince Rupprecht Hubertus Gero Maria of Saxony (born 12 September 1925 in Munich; died 10 April 2003 in Picton, Ontario, Canada)
Titles and styles
- 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
- Darryl Lundy (26 October 2008). "Sophie Caroline Marie Wilhelmine von Nassau-Weilburg, Princesse de Luxembourg". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-12-25.
- Paul Theroff. "LUXEMBURG". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-12-25.
- See wikipedia article on Ernst Heinrich of Saxony.
- Généalogie des rois et des princes de Jean-Charles Volkmann Edit. Jean-Paul Giserot (1998)