Princess Sophie of Saxony

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Princess Sophie of Saxony
Duchess Sophie in Bavaria
Sophie Marie von Sachsen 1845 1867.jpg
Born (1845-03-15)15 March 1845
Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony
Died 9 March 1867(1867-03-09) (aged 21)
Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria
Burial Tegernsee Abbey
Spouse Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria
Issue Amalie, Duchess of Urach
Full name
German: Sophie Maria Friederike Auguste Leopoldine Alexandrine Ernestine Albertine Elisabeth
House Wettin
Father John of Saxony
Mother Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
Religion Roman Catholic

Princess Sophie Maria Friederike Auguste Leopoldine Alexandrine Ernestine Albertine Elisabeth of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony (Full German name: Prinzessin Sophie Maria Friederike Auguste Leopoldine Alexandrine Ernestine Albertine Elisabeth von Sachsen, Herzogin zu Sachsen[1][2]) (15 March 1845, Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony[1][2] – 9 March 1867, Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria[1][2]) was the eighth and youngest child of John of Saxony and his wife Amalie Auguste of Bavaria and a younger sister of Albert of Saxony and George of Saxony.[1][2] Through her marriage to Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria, Sophie was a member of the House of Wittelsbach and a Duchess in Bavaria.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Sophie married Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria, fifth child and third-eldest son of Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria and his wife Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, on 11 February 1865 in Dresden.[1][2] Sophie and Karl-Theodor had one child:[1][2]

Illness and death[edit]

Childbirth caused severe respiratory problems for Sophie, which progressively weakened her, although she managed to recover. However, a year later she contracted a severe case of influenza that she could not overcome. Sophie died shortly before her 22nd birthday on 9 March 1867 and was interred at Tegernsee Abbey.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 15 March 1845 – 11 February 1865: Her Royal Highness Princess Sophie of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony
  • 11 February 1865 – 9 March 1867: Her Royal Highness Duchess Sophie in Bavaria, Princess and Duchess of Saxony

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (28 Jan 2009). "Sophie Marie Prinzessin von Sachsen". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-05-27.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Paul Theroff. "SAXONY". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  • Erika Bestenreiner. The Empress Sissi. Milan, Mondadori, 2003.