Princess Wilhelmine of Baden

Intro German princess
A.K.A. Wilhelmine Luise von Baden
Was Politician
From Germany
Type Politics
Gender female
Birth 21 September 1788, Karlsruhe, Germany
Death 27 January 1836, Rosenhohe Park, Germany (aged 47 years)
Star sign Virgo

Princess Wilhelmine of Baden (21 September 1788 – 27 January 1836), was by birth Princess of Baden and by marriage Grand Duchess consort of Hesse and the Rhine. She was the youngest daughter of Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden and Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt.

Life

In Karlsruhe on 19 June 1804, Wilhelmine married the then Hereditary Prince Louis of Hesse-Darmstadt. The union proved to be unhappy due to Louis' affairs, and they separated after the birth of their three older children. In 1820 she acquired the Heiligenberg Castle, where she met her chamberlain Baron August von Senarclens de Grancy, with whom she maintained a longtime affair; her last four children, including Alexander and Marie, were believed to have been fathered by Senarclens de Grancy, although they were recognized by Grand Duke Louis II as his own. In 1830, following her father-in-law's death, she became Grand Duchess consort of Hesse and the Rhine.

Issue

Prince Ludwig of Hesse-Darmstadt (9 June 1806 – 13 June 1877); (the future Grand Duke). Stillborn son (18 August 1807). Prince Karl Wilhelm Ludwig of Hesse-Darmstadt (23 April 1809 – 20 March 1877). Princess Amalia Elisabeth Luise Karoline Friederike Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt (20 May 1821 – 27 May 1826). Stillborn daughter (7 June 1822). Prince Alexander Ludwig Georg Friedrich Emil of Hesse-Darmstadt (15 July 1823 – 15 December 1888) Princess Maximiliane Wilhelmine Auguste Sophie Marie of Hesse-Darmstadt (8 August 1824 – 3 June 1880); the future Empress consort of Tsar Alexander II of Russia. Her descendants included both Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, and his wife, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, as well as King Juan Carlos I of Spain, King Felipe VI of Spain, Lord Mountbatten of Burma, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Ancestry

Friedrich, Hereditary Prince of Baden-Durlach
Friedrich, Hereditary Prince of Baden-Durlach
Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden
Princess Amalia of Nassau-Dietz
Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden
Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Landgravine Karoline Luise of Hesse-Darmstadt
Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg
Princess Wilhelmine of Baden
Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg
Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken
Princess Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken
Friedrich, Hereditary Prince of Baden-Durlach
Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden
Princess Amalia of Nassau-Dietz
Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden
Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Landgravine Karoline Luise of Hesse-Darmstadt
Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg
Princess Wilhelmine of Baden
Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg
Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken
Princess Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken
Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden
Princess Amalia of Nassau-Dietz
Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden
Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Landgravine Karoline Luise of Hesse-Darmstadt
Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg
Princess Wilhelmine of Baden
Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Countess Charlotte of Hanau-Lichtenberg
Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken
Princess Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken

Sources

Egon Caesar Conte Corti: Unter Zaren und gekrönten Frauen. Schicksal und Tragik europäischer Kaiserreiche an Hand von Briefen, Tagebüchern und Geheimdokumenten der Zarin Marie von Rußland und des Prinzen Alexander von Hessen. Editorial Pustet, 1949. Wilhelmine Louise, princess of Baden in: geneall.net [retrieved 5 February 2016].

Princess Wilhelmine of Baden House of ZähringenBorn: 21 September 1788 Died: 27 January 1836
German royalty
VacantTitle last held byLouise of Hesse-Darmstadt Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine16 April 1830 – 27 January 1836 VacantTitle next held byMathilde Caroline of Bavaria

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