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Duchess Amelia of Württemberg

Duchess Amelia of Württemberg

Duchess of Württemberg
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Duchess of Württemberg
Gender female
Birth 28 June 1799 (Wolany, Lower Silesian Voivodeship)
Death 28 November 1848 (Altenburg)
Mother: Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg
Father: Duke Louis of Württemberg
Siblings: Duke Alexander of WürttembergDuke Adam of WürttembergPauline Therese of WürttembergDuchess Maria Dorothea of WürttembergDuchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Württemberg
Spouse: JosephDuke of Saxe-Altenburg
Children: Marie of Saxe-AltenburgPrincess Elisabeth of Saxe-AltenburgPrincess Alexandra of Saxe-AltenburgTherese von Sachsen-Altenburg
The details

Amalie Therese Louise Wilhelmina Philippine of Württemberg (28 June 1799, Wallisfurth – 28 November 1848, Altenburg) was a Duchess of Württemberg and an ancestor of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Sofía of Spain and five Kings of Greece.
She was a daughter of Duke Louis of Württemberg and Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg.

Marriage and children

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

Amalie and Joseph had six daughters:

  • Alexandrine Marie Wilhelmine Katharine Charlotte Therese Henriette Luise Pauline Elisabeth Friederike Georgine (b. Hildburghausen, 14 April 1818 - d. Gmunden, 9 January 1907), married on 18 February 1843 to King George V of Hanover
  • Pauline Friederike Henriette Auguste (b. Kirchheim unter Teck, 24 November 1819 - d. Hildburghausen, 11 January 1825)
  • Henriette Friederike Therese Elisabeth (b. Hildburghausen, 9 October 1823 - d. Altenburg, 3 April 1915)
  • Elisabeth Pauline Alexandrine (b. Hildburghausen, 26 March 1826 - d. Oldenburg, 2 February 1896), married on 10 February 1852 to Peter II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg
  • Alexandra Friederike Henriette Pauline Marianne Elisabeth [upon her marriage, she took the name Alexandra Iosifovna in a Russian Orthodox baptism] (b. Altenburg, 8 July 1830 - d. St.Petersburg, 6 July 1911), married on 11 September 1848 to Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia
  • Luise (b. Altenburg, 4 June 1832 - d. Hummelshain, 29 August 1833)

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.


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

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