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Duke Adam of Württemberg

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Duke of Württemberg
Duke Adam of Württemberg
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Intro Duke of Württemberg
Was Noble
Type Royals
Gender male
Birth 16 January 1792, Puławy
Death 26 July 1847, Bad Schwalbach (aged 55 years)
Family
Mother: Maria Wirtemberska
Father: Duke Louis of Württemberg
Siblings: Pauline Therese of WürttembergDuchess Amelia of WürttembergDuchess Maria Dorothea of WürttembergDuchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Württemberg
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Biography

Adam Karl Wilhelm Nikolaus Paul Eugen von Württemberg (16 January 1792 – 26 July 1847) was a Duke of Württemberg and General in Russian and Polish-Russian service.
Württemberg was born in Puławy to Duke Louis of Württemberg (1756–1817) and Maria Anna Czartoryska (1768–1854). After his parents divorced in 1793 he was raised by his father and, as a nephew of Empress consort Maria Feodorovna, he was one of the playfellows of the later Tsar Nicholas I of Russia and soon joined the Tsarist Russian Army.
Throughout the Polish November Uprising of 1830 he commanded the Russian avantguard troops of General Cyprian Kreutz and was defeated on 19 February 1831 by the Polish forces of General Józef Dwernicki prior to the Battle of Olszynka Grochowska.
Württemberg became a Lieutenant General and adjutant of Tsar Nicholas I; after his dismissal he returned to Germany where he died in Langenschwalbach.

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