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Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis

Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis German princess

German princess
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German princess
A.K.A. Elisabeth Helene von Thurn und Taxis
Gender female
Birth 15 December 1903
Death 22 October 1976 (Munich)
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
Family
Mother: Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria
Father: Albert8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Siblings: Franz Joseph9th Prince of Thurn and TaxisPrince Ludwig Philipp of Thurn and TaxisPrince Raphael Rainer of Thurn and TaxisKarl August10th Prince of Thurn and TaxisPrince Max Emanuel of Thurn and Taxis
Spouse: Friedrich ChristianMargrave of Meissen
Children: Maria EmanuelMargrave of MeissenPrincess Anna of SaxonyAlbertMargrave of MeissenPrincess Mathilde of Saxony
The details
Biography

Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis (German: Elisabeth Helene, Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis) (15 December 1903, Regensburg, Kingdom of Bavaria – 22 October 1976, Munich, Bavaria, Germany) was a Princess of Thurn and Taxis by birth and a Princess and Duchess of Saxony, Margravine of Meissen, and titular Queen consort of Saxony through her marriage to Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen. Elisabeth was the sixth child of Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria.

Marriage and issue

Elisabeth married Prince Friedrich Christian of Saxony, second eldest child and son of Frederick Augustus III of Saxony and his wife Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany, on 16 June 1923 in Regensburg, Bavaria. Elisabeth and Friedrich had five children:

  • Maria Emanuel, Margrave of Meissen (1926–2012); married Princess Anastasia of Anhalt
  • Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony (born 1928)
  • Princess Anna of Saxony (1929–2012); married Roberto de Afif, Prince of Gessaphe
  • Albert, Margrave of Meissen (1934–2012); married Elmira Henke
  • Princess Mathilde of Saxony (born 1936); married Prince Johannes Heinrich of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Titles, styles and honours

Titles

  • 15 December 1903 – 16 June 1923: Her Serene Highness Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis
  • 16 June 1923 – 18 February 1932: Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth Helene of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony
  • 18 February 1932 – 9 August 1968: Her Royal Highness The Margravine of Meissen
  • 9 August 1968 – 22 October 1976: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Margravine of Meissen

Honours

National dynastic honours

  • Holy Roman Empire House of Thurn and Taxis: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Perfect Friendship
  • Kingdom of Saxony House of Wettin: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Rue Crown
  • Kingdom of Saxony House of Wettin: Former Grand Mistress Dame of the Order of Sidonia
  • Kingdom of Saxony House of Wettin: Former Grand Mistress Dame of the Order of Maria-Anna

Ancestry

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