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Princess Charlotte Wilhelmine of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

Princess Charlotte Wilhelmine of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld Countess by marriage of Hanau-Münzenberg

Countess by marriage of Hanau-Münzenberg
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Intro Countess by marriage of Hanau-Münzenberg
A.K.A. Charlotte Wilhelmine of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Was Noble Aristocrat
From Germany
Type Royals
Gender female
Birth 14 June 1685, Coburg, Germany
Death 5 April 1767, Hanau, Germany (aged 81 years)
Star sign GeminiGemini
Family
Mother: Sophie Hedwig of Saxe-Merseburg
Father: John Ernest IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Siblings: Princess Sophia Wilhelmina of Saxe-Coburg-SaalfeldChristian Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-SaalfeldFrancis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Spouse: Philipp Reinhard, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg
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Biography

Princess Charlotte Wilhelmine of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (14 June 1685 in Coburg - 5 April 1767 in Hanau) was a German princess by birth and Countess of Hanau-Münzenberg by marriage.

Life

She was the daughter of the John Ernest IV, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and his wife, the Duchess Sophie Hedwig of Saxe-Merseburg (1666-1686).

She married Philip Reinhard, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg (1664-1712). She was his second wife and survived him by more than half a century. The dowry that she brought into her marriage was 18000guilders. This marriage, however, remained childless.

Widowhood

After her husband's death, she received Babenhausen Castle as her widow seat. With the death of Johann Reinhard III, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg, the House of Hanau died out in the male line. The County fell to Hesse and was divided between Hesse-Kassel and Hesse-Darmstadt. She received the stately home Salzhaus in the old city of Hanau, where she lived the rest of her life.

Death

She died on 5 April 1767 at the Salzhaus. She was the last surviving member of the House of Hanau. She was buried on 11 April 1767 in the family crypt in the Lutheran Church (now called the Old St. John's Church) in Hanau. her tomb was largely destroyed when the town was bombed during World War II.

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https://d-nb.info/gnd/1048526666
https://viaf.org/viaf/307294417
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/307294417
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