Monday, April 30, 2012

Royal Death: Princess Marie of Württemberg

April 30, 1882

Princess Marie of Württemberg died earlier today at Villa Marienwahl, near Ludwigsburg, according to a dispatch to the New York Times.  She "was recently delivered of a still-born child."   The former Princess Marie of Waldeck und Pyrmont is the sister of the Duchess of Albany.

Marie, who was born at Arolsen on May 23, 1857, was the third child of Georg Viktor, Prince of Waldeck und Pyrmont, and Princess Helene of Nassau.  She married Prince Wilhelm at Arolsen on February 15, 1877.

Her older sister, Pauline, is married to the Prince of Bentheim und Steinfurt.  Another sister, Emma, is the Queen of the Netherlands, the consort of the elderly King Willem III.  

On April 27,  another sister, Helene, married Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, youngest son of Queen Victoria.

Marie is survived by her husband and four-year-old daughter, Princess Pauline.  A son,  Ulrich, died in December 28, 1880 at the age of five months.

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