Princess Marie of the Netherlands


Princess Marie of the Netherlands
Princess Marie of the Netherlands
Princess of Wied
Marie, Princess of Wied
Spouse William, Prince of Wied
Issue
William Frederick, Prince of Wied
Prince Alexander
William, Prince of Albania
Prince Victor
Princess Louise
Princess Elisabeth
Full name
Dutch: Wilhelmina Frederika Anna Elisabeth Marie
House House of Orange-Nassau
House of Wied-Neuwied
Father Prince Frederick of the Netherlands
Mother Princess Louise of Prussia
Born 5 June 1841(1841-06-05)
Wassenaar, Netherlands
Died 22 June 1910(1910-06-22) (aged 69)
Neuwied, Kingdom of Prussia

Princess Marie of the Netherlands (Dutch: Prinses Wilhelmina Frederika Anna Elisabeth Marie der Nederlanden, Prinses van Oranje-Nassau; 5 June 1841 – 22 June 1910) was the fourth child and younger daughter of Prince Frederick of the Netherlands and wife of William, 5th Prince of Wied. She was the mother of William, Prince of Albania.

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Early life

Marie was born at Wassenaar, Netherlands the fourth child and younger daughter of Prince Frederick of the Netherlands (1797–1881) second son of William I of the Netherlands, and his wife, Princess Louise of Prussia (1808–1870), daughter of Frederick William III of Prussia.

Princess Marie suffered at an early age of hearing problems and like her sister Louise, she was considered unattractive. Her parents hoped to marry her to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII). Edward's mother, Queen Victoria, originally a supporter of the match, blew off the plan after meeting her and found her unattractive.

Marriage and family

Marie with her family

Marie married on 18 July 1871 in Wassenaar, William, Prince of Wied (1845–1907), elder son of Hermann, Prince of Wied and Princess Marie of Nassau.

They had six children:

  • William Frederick, Prince of Wied (27 June 1872 – 18 June 1945) married Princess Pauline of Württemberg, had issue.
  • Prince Alexander of Wied (28 May 1874 – 15 January 1877)
  • William, Prince of Albania (26 March 1876 – 18 April 1945) married Princess Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg (1885–1936), had issue.
  • Prince Victor of Wied (7 December 1877 – 1 March 1946) married Countess Gisela of Solms-Widenfels (1891–1976), had issue.
  • Princess Louise of Wied (24 October 1880 – 29 August 1965)
  • Princess Elisabeth of Wied (28 January 1883 – 14 November 1938)

Titles and styles

  • 5 June 1841 – 18 July 1871: Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau
  • 18 July 1871 – 22 October 1907: Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wied
  • 22 October 1907 – 22 June 1910: Her Royal Highness The Dowager Princess of Wied

Ancestry

Notes and sources



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