- Duke Alexander of Württemberg
Duke Alexander of Württemberg (9 September 1804, Saint Petersburg – 4 July 1885 Tüffer) was the father of Prince Francis of Teck and the grandfather of Adolphus Cambridge, 1st Marquess of Cambridge and Queen Mary of Great Britain, wife of King George V.
His father was Duke Louis of Württemberg, brother of King Frederick I of Württemberg and Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia. His mother was Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg, a great-granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain through his eldest daughter Anne, Princess Royal.
In 1835, he married morganatically a Hungarian Countess, Claudine Rhédey von Kis-Rhéde (1812-1841), by whom he fathered three children: Claudine, Francis and Amalie. His wife was created Countess of Hohenstein and, following the rules of morganatic marriages, the children followed their mother's title as Count (Countess) of Hohenstein from birth, and had no rights through their father to any Royal status or inheritance.
In 1841, his wife was killed—run over by horses—and he became mentally unstable, a condition which remained for the rest of his life.
In 1863, his three children were elevated to the rank of Prince (Princess) of Teck by King William I of Württemberg.
In 1871, his son Francis was created Duke of Teck by King Charles I of Württemberg five years after his marriage with Alexander's third cousin (in descent from King George II of Great Britain) Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge. Alexander's daughters were not given any new status, and remained Princesses of Teck. The Duchy of Teck was a peerage title in the former Kingdom of Württemberg.
Ancestors of Duke Alexander of Württemberg 16. Frederick Charles, Duke of Württemberg-Winnental 8. Karl Alexander, Duke of Württemberg 17. Margravine Eleonore Juliane of Brandenburg-Ansbach 4. Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg 18. Anselm Franz, 2nd Prince of Thurn and Taxis 9. Princess Maria Augusta of Thurn and Taxis 19. Princess Maria Ludovika of Lobkowicz 2. Louis of Württemberg 20. Philip William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt 10. Margrave Frederick William of Brandenburg-Schwedt 21. Princess Johanna Charlotte of Anhalt-Dessau 5. Margravine Sophia Dorothea of Brandenburg-Schwedt 22. Frederick William I of Prussia 11. Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia 23. Sophia Dorothea of Hanover 1. Duke Alexander of Württemberg 24. John Ernest, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg 12. Charles Augustus, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg 25. Maria Polyxena of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Hartenburg 6. Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg 26. George Augustus, Prince of Nassau-Idstein 13. Princess Augusta Frederika Wilhelmina of Nassau-Idstein 27. Princess Henriette Dorothea of Oettingen 3. Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg 28. John William Friso, Prince of Orange 14. William IV, Prince of Orange 29. Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel 7. Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau 30. George II of Great Britain 15. Anne, Princess Royal 31. Caroline of Ansbach
1st generation 2nd generation 3rd generation 4th generationEberhard · Louis III, Duke of Württemberg · Maximilian · Ulrich · John Frederick, Duke of Württemberg · Georg Frederick · Ludwig Frederick · Joachim Frederick · Julius Frederick · Philipp Frederick · Frederick Achilles, Duke of Württemberg-Neuenstadt · Magnus · August 5th generation 6th generationJohn Frederick · Louis Frederick · Christian Eberhard · Eberhard · William Louis, Duke of Württemberg · Karl Christof · Frederick Charles, Duke of Württemberg-Winnental · Karl Maximilian · George Frederick · Albrecht Christian · Louis · Joachim Ernst · Philipp Siegmund · Karl Ferdinand · John Frederick · Eberhard · Emanuel Eberhard · Frederick Augustus, Duke of Württemberg-Neuenstadt · Ulrich · Eberhard · Albrecht · Ferdinand Willem, Duke of Württemberg-Neuenstadt · Anton Ulrich · Christoph · Carl Rudolf, Duke of Württemberg-Neuenstadt 7th generation 8th generation 9th generation 10th generation 11th generation 12th generation 13th generation 14th generationFerdinand Eugen · Eugen Eberhard · Alexander Eugen · Ludwig Albrecht · Carl, Duke of Württemberg 15th generationFriedrich · Eberhard · Phillipp · Michael 16th generationWilhelm · Carl Theodor
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