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Duchess Sophie Adelheid in Bavaria

Duchess Sophie Adelheid in Bavaria

German princess
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German princess
Gender female
Birth 22 February 1875 (Possenhofen)
Death 4 September 1957 (Seefeld Castle)
Mother: Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal
Father: Karl TheodorDuke in Bavaria
Siblings: Duke Franz Joseph in BavariaDuke Ludwig Wilhelm in BavariaElisabeth of BavariaQueen of BelgiumDuchess Marie Gabrielle in BavariaDuchess Amalie in Bavaria
The details

Duchess Sophie in Bavaria (German: Sophie Adelheid Ludovika Maria Herzogin in Bayern); 22 February 1875 in Possenhofen, Bavaria – 4 September 1957 in Kreuth, Germany).



Her parents were Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, head of a cadet branch of the Bavarian royal family, and an ophthalmologist of recognized reputation, and his second wife, the Infanta Maria José of Braganza, daughter of King Miguel I, exiled monarch of Portugal. Her paternal aunt was Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sissi). She was also the sister of Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians, consort of Albert I and of Marie Gabrielle, wife of the last crown prince of Bavaria, Rupert, head of the House of Wittelsbach. She was named after her father's first wife, Princess Sophie of Saxony, the mother of her half-sister Amalie.

Marriage and issue

On 26 July 1898 in Bavaria's capital, Munich, Sophie Adelheid married Count Hans Veit, head of the mediatized House of Toerring-Jettenbach. They had three children:

  • Carl Theodor, Count of Toerring-Jettenbach (22 September 1900 - 14 May 1967), who married Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark on 10 January 1934 at the groom's castle, Schloss Seefeld on Lake Pilsensee in Upper Bavaria; and had a son and a daughter;
  • Countess Marie José Antonia of Toerring-Jettenbach (16 June 1902 - 18 June 1988), who married Anton Woerner and had issue;
  • Count Hans Heribert of Toerring-Jettenbach (25 December 1903 - 16 March 1977), who first married non-dynastically in 1938 Victoria Lindpainter, and wed second, Baroness Maria Immaculata Waldbott von Bassenheim (born 1921). He had five children from his second marriage.
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