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Princess Elisabeth of Luxembourg (1901–1950)

Princess Elisabeth of Luxembourg (1901–1950)

Luxembourgian princess
The basics
Quick Facts
Gender female
Birth March 7, 1901 (Luxembourg)
Death August 2, 1950 (Hohenburg)
Mother: Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal
Father: William IVGrand Duke of Luxembourg
Siblings: CharlotteGrand Duchess of LuxembourgMarie-AdélaïdeGrand Duchess of LuxembourgPrincess Hilda of LuxembourgPrincess Sophie of LuxembourgPrincess Antonia of Luxembourg
Spouse: Prince Ludwig Philipp of Thurn and Taxis
Children: Princess Iniga of Thurn and Taxis
The details

Princess Elisabeth of Luxembourg (French: Elisabeth Marie Wilhelmine de Nassau-Weilburg, Princesse de Luxembourg; 7 March 1901 – 2 August 1950) was a member of the House of Nassau-Weilburg, a Princess of Luxembourg by birth and a Princess of the House of Thurn and Taxis through her marriage to Prince Ludwig Philipp of Thurn and Taxis.


Elisabeth was the fifth-eldest daughter and child of William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and his wife Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal. Two of Elisabeth's elder sisters reigned as sovereign Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and titular Duchess of Nassau: Marie-Adélaïde and Charlotte.

Marriage and issue

Elisabeth married Prince Ludwig Philipp of Thurn and Taxis, fourth child and son of Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria, on 14 November 1922 in Hohenburg, Bavaria, Germany. Elisabeth and Ludwig had two children, five grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren:

  • Prince Anselm of Thurn and Taxis (14 April 1924 – 25 February 1944), killed in World War II
  • Princess Iniga of Thurn and Taxis (25 August 1925 – 17 September 2008) married Prince Eberhard of Urach on 18 May 1948. They have five children, sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

Prince Ludwig was killed in 1933 in a car accident . Elisabeth died in 1950 at age 49, at their home, Schloss Niederaichbach and was buried next to her husband at St. Emmeram's Abbey, Regensburg.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 7 March 1901 – 14 November 1922: Her Grand Ducal Highness Princess Elisabeth of Luxembourg
  • 14 November 1922 – 2 August 1950: Her Grand Ducal Highness Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis, Princess of Luxembourg


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