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Duchess Amelia of Württemberg

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Amelia of Württemberg
Duchess consort of Saxe-Altenburg
Tenure29 September 1834 – 28 November 1848
Born(1799-06-28)28 June 1799
Wallisfurth, Kingdom of Prussia (modern Wolany, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland)
Died28 November 1848(1848-11-28) (aged 49)
Altenburg, Saxe-Altenburg
Spouse
(m. 1817)
Issue
Names
  • Amelia Theresa Louise Wilhelmina Philippina
  • German: Amalie Therese Luise Wilhelmine Philippine
HouseWürttemberg
FatherDuke Louis of Württemberg
MotherPrincess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg

Duchess Amelia of Württemberg (German: Amalie Therese Luise Wilhelmine Philippine von Württemberg; 28 June 1799 – 28 November 1848) was the Duchess of Saxe-Altenburg by marriage to Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg.

She was a daughter of Duke Louis of Württemberg and Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg. She was tutored by her governess, the known memoirist Alexandrine des Écherolles, who described her pupils in her memoirs.[1]

Marriage and children[edit]

She married Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (1789–1868), on 24 April 1817, at Kirchheim unter Teck.

Amalie and Joseph had six daughters:

Amalia died on 28 November 1848 at the age of 49 in Altenburg. Her husband decided two days later to abdicate in the favor of his brother George, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg. Joseph died in 1868 at Altenburg.

Ancestry[edit]

Duchess Amelia of Württemberg
Born: 28 June 1799 Died: 28 November 1848
German royalty
Vacant
Title last held by
Elisabeth Sophie of Saxe-Altenburg
Duchess consort of Saxe-Altenburg
29 September 1834 – 28 November 1848
Succeeded by

References[edit]

  1. ^ Side Lights on the Reign of Terror; being the memoirs of Mademoiselle des Écherolles (London, 1900)