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Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg

Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg European royal

European royal
Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro European royal
A.K.A. Henriette von Nassau-Weilburg
Was Noble
From Germany
Type Royals
Gender female
Birth 22 April 1780, Kirchheimbolanden, Donnersbergkreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Death 2 January 1857, Kirchheim unter Teck, Esslingen, Stuttgart Government Region, Baden-Württemberg (aged 76 years)
Mother: Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau
Father: Charles ChristianPrince of Nassau-Weilburg
Siblings: Karl Ludwig of Nassau-WeilburgKarl Wilhelm Friedrich of Nassau-WeilburgWilhelm Ludwig Karl Flamand of Nassau-WeilburgGeorg Wilhelm Belgicus of Nassau-WeilburgFrederick WilliamPrince of Nassau-WeilburgWilhelmine Luise of Nassau-WeilburgAugusta Carolina Maria of Nassau-WeilburgKaroline Luise Friederike of Nassau-WeilburgAmelia of Nassau-Weilburg
Spouse: Duke Louis of Württemberg
Children: Duke Alexander of WürttembergDuchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of WürttembergPauline Therese of WürttembergDuchess Amelia of WürttembergDuchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg
The details


Princess Henriëtte van Nassau-Weilburg, then van Nassau (22 April 1780, in Kirchheimbolanden – 2 January 1857, in Kirchheim unter Teck) was a daughter of Prince Charles Christian, Duke of Nassau-Weilburg and Carolina of Orange-Nassau, daughter of William IV, Prince of Orange. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is her descendant through Francis, Duke of Teck, Henriette's grandson. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is her descendant through her granddaughter Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg, who is the grandmother of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark. Juan Carlos I of Spain is a descendant of her granddaughter Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, the grandmother of Alfonso XIII of Spain.

Marriage and children

She married in Hermitage, near Bayreuth, on 28 January 1797 Duke Louis of Württemberg, a son of Duke Friedrich II Eugen, Duke of Württemberg.

They had five children:

  • Maria Dorothea (1797–1855), married in 1819 Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary (1776–1847)
  • Amelie Theresa (June 28, 1799 – November 28, 1848), married in 1817 Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg (1789–1868)
  • Pauline Therese (1800–1873), married in 1820 her first cousin William I of Wurttemberg
  • Elisabeth Alexandrine (1802–1864), married in 1830 Prince Wilhelm of Baden (1792–1859)
  • Alexander (9 September 1804 – 4 July 1885), who founded a cadet branch of the House of Württemberg, known as the Dukes of Teck.


Johann Ernst, Prince Nassau-Weilburg
Charles August, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
Marie Polyxena of Leiningen-Hartenburg
Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
Georg August Samuel, Prince of Nassau-Saarbrücken-Idstein
Princess Auguste Friederike of Nassau-Idstein
Henriette Dorothea of Öttingen-Öttingen
Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg
John William Friso, Prince of Orange
William IV, Prince of Orange
Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel
Carolina of Orange-Nassau
George II of Great Britain
Anne, Princess Royal
Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach
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