Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A bride to be

Marlene A. Eilers Koenig Collection
Princess Elisabeth of Stolberg-Rossla poses for an official portrait in 1909 at the time of her engagement to Duke Johann Albrecht of Mecklenburg.  They were married on December 15, 1909, a year after the death of Johann Albrecht's first wife, Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

The princess was 24 years old when she married.  Duke Johann Albrecht, Regent for the Duchy of Brunswick, was 52 years old.

The marriage was childless.   Duke Johann Albrecht died in 1920.  Four years later, Elisabeth married her late husband's half-brother, Duke Adolf Friedrich, whose first wife, Princess Viktoria Feodora Reuss, died the day after giving birth to a daughter, Woizlawa Feodora in December 1918.

Princess Elisabeth was the daughter of Prince Botho of Stolberg-Rossla and Princess Hedwig of Ysenburg und Büdingen.

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