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Duke Friedrich of Württemberg

Duke Friedrich of Württemberg German noble (1961-2018)

German noble (1961-2018)
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Quick Facts
Intro German noble (1961-2018)
A.K.A. Friedrich Philipp Carl Franz Maria, Friedrich Philipp Herzog von Württemberg
Was Businessperson Entrepreneur
From Germany
Type Business
Gender male
Birth 1 June 1961, Schloss Friedrichshafen, Germany
Death 9 May 2018, Ebenweiler, Germany (aged 56 years)
Star sign GeminiGemini
Family
Mother: Diane, Duchess of Württemberg
Father: Carl, Duke of Württemberg
Children: Wilhelm Friedrich Herzog von WürttembergMarie-Amelie Herzogin von WürttembergSophie-Dorothea Herzogin von Württemberg
The details
Biography

Friedrich Philipp Carl Franz Maria Herzog von Württemberg (1 June 1961 – 9 May 2018) was the heir to the headship of the House of Württemberg.

Early life and family

Born in Friedrichshafen, he was the eldest son of Carl Herzog von Württemberg and his wife, Diane of Orléans. His godparents were paternal grandfather Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg and maternal grandmother Princess Isabelle of Brazil.

Marriage

Friedrich married his distant cousin and a descendant of the last king of Württemberg William II of Württemberg, Princess Marie of Wied (born 27 December 1973 in Munich), daughter of Ulrich of Wied and Ilke Fischer at Altshausen in a civil marriage on 11 November 1993 followed by a religious ceremony two days later. They had one son and two daughters:

Issue

  • DukeWilhelm Friedrich Carl Philipp Albrecht Nikolaus Erich Maria Herzog von Württemberg (born 13 August 1994 in Ravensburg), his godparents are: Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein, Prince Wilhelm of Wied (maternal uncle) and Hereditary Count Erich of Waldburg-Zeil and Trauchburg.
  • Duchess Marie Amelie Diane Katherine Beatrix Philippa Sophie Herzogin von Württemberg (born 11 March 1996 in Ravensburg), her godparents are: Duke Phillipp of Württemberg (paternal uncle) and Countess Stephan-Georg of Waldbourg-Zeil.
  • Duchess Sophie-Dorothea Martina Johanna Henriette Charitas Maria Herzogin von Württemberg (born 19 August 1997 in Ravensburg), her godparents are: Hereditary Countess Martina of Quadt and Count Johannes of Schaesberg.

Death

On 9 May 2018, it was announced that Friedrich had died of injuries from a car crash on the road between Ebenweiler and Fronreute. He is succeeded as heir and future head of the Württemberg family by his son Wilhelm. His funeral took place on May 25 in Altshausen and was attended by various German princely families as well as the Liechtenstein and Luxembourg families and King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians.

Honours

Dynastic

  • House of Württemberg: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Crown, Special Class
  • House of Württemberg: Knight Commander of the Royal Order of Military Merit
  • House of Württemberg: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Frederick I, Special Class

Foreign dynastic

  • Austrian Imperial and Royal Family: Knight of the Imperial and Royal Order of the Golden Fleece
  • Two Sicilian Royal Family: Knight Grand Cross of Justice of the Two Sicilian Royal Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George

Ancestry

8. Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg
8. Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg
4. Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg
9. Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria
2. Carl, Duke of Württemberg
10. Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria
5. Archduchess Rosa of Austria
11. Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
1. Duke Friedrich of Württemberg
12. Prince Jean, Duke of Guise
6. Prince Henri, Count of Paris
13. Princess Isabelle of Orléans
3. Princess Diane of Orléans
14. Pedro de Alcântara, Prince of Grão-Pará
7. Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza
15. Countess Elisabeth Dobrzensky of Dobrzenicz
8. Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg
4. Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg
9. Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria
2. Carl, Duke of Württemberg
10. Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria
5. Archduchess Rosa of Austria
11. Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
1. Duke Friedrich of Württemberg
12. Prince Jean, Duke of Guise
6. Prince Henri, Count of Paris
13. Princess Isabelle of Orléans
3. Princess Diane of Orléans
14. Pedro de Alcântara, Prince of Grão-Pará
7. Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza
15. Countess Elisabeth Dobrzensky of Dobrzenicz
4. Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg
9. Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria
2. Carl, Duke of Württemberg
10. Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria
5. Archduchess Rosa of Austria
11. Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
1. Duke Friedrich of Württemberg
12. Prince Jean, Duke of Guise
6. Prince Henri, Count of Paris
13. Princess Isabelle of Orléans
3. Princess Diane of Orléans
14. Pedro de Alcântara, Prince of Grão-Pará
7. Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza
15. Countess Elisabeth Dobrzensky of Dobrzenicz
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