Princess Sophie of Luxembourg

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Princess Sophie of Luxembourg
Princess Sophie of Saxony
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Born(1902-02-14)14 February 1902
Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg
Died24 May 1941(1941-05-24) (aged 39)
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
SpousePrince Ernst Heinrich of Saxony
IssuePrince Dedo
Prince Timo
Prince Gero
French: Sophie Caroline Marie Wilhelmine
HouseHouse of Nassau-Weilburg
House of Wettin
FatherWilliam IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
MotherInfanta Marie Anne of Portugal
ReligionRoman Catholicism

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


Sophie was born in Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg.[citation needed] Two of Sophie's elder sisters reigned as grand duchesses of Luxembourg: Marie-Adélaïde and Charlotte.

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

  • Prince Albrecht Friedrich August Johannes Gregor Dedo of Saxony (9 May 1922 in Munich;[citation needed]-6 December 2009 in Radebeul, Germany).[1]
  • Prince Georg Timo Michael Nikolaus Maria of Saxony (22 December 1923 in Munich-22 April 1982 in Emden)[citation needed] married Margrit Lucas on 7 August 1952 at Mülheim. They have two children, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He remarried Charlotte Schwindack on 3 February 1966, from whom he was divorced on 6 February 1973. He remarried Erina Eilts on 26 March 1974. He has an illegitimate son and four grandchildren.
  • Prince Rupprecht Hubertus Gero Maria of Saxony (12 September 1925 in Munich-10 April 2003 in Picton, Ontario, Canada)[citation needed]

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



  1. ^ See wikipedia article on Ernst Heinrich of Saxony.
  • Généalogie des rois et des princes de Jean-Charles Volkmann Edit. Jean-Paul Giserot (1998)