Duchess Agnes of Württemberg

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Duchess Agnes of Württemberg
Princess Reuss Younger Line
Agnes von Württemberg.jpg
Agnes on an engraving by August Weger
Born (1835-10-13)13 October 1835
Carlsruhe, Kingdom of Prussia
Died 10 July 1886(1886-07-10) (aged 50)
Gera, Reuss Younger Line
Spouse Heinrich XIV, Prince Reuss Younger Line
Issue Heinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line
Elisabet, Princess Hermann of Solms-Braunfels
Full name
German: Pauline Louise Agnes
House House of Württemberg
House of Reuss Younger Line
Father Duke Eugen of Württemberg
Mother Princess Helene of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Duchess Agnes of Württemberg (German: Herzogin Pauline Louise Agnes von Württemberg; 13 October 1835 - 10 July 1886) was a German aristocrat and writer under the pseudonym of Angela Hohenstein.

Life and family

Duchess Agnes was born at Carlsruhe, Kingdom of Prussia (now Pokój, Poland) was the youngest child of Duke Eugen of Württemberg (1788–1857), (son of Duke Eugen of Württemberg, and Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern) by his second marriage to Princess Helene of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1807–1880), (daughter of Charles Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Countess Amalie of Solms-Baruth). Agnes had three half-siblings by her father's previous marriage with Princess Mathilde of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

Agnes founded numerous foundations and institutions that bore her name, such as the Agnes School, a school for female servants in Gera.

Marriage and issue

Agnes married on 6 February 1858 at Karlsruhe to Heinrich XIV, Prince Reuss Younger Line (1832–1913), son of Heinrich LXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line and Princess Adelheid Reuss of Ebersdorf.

They had two children:

  • Heinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line (10 November 1858 – 21 November 1928), married in 1884 to Princess Elise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, had issue.
  • Princess Elisabeth Reuss of Schleiz (27 October 1859 – 23 February 1951), married in 1887 to Prince Hermann of Solms-Braunfels, had issue.

Works

  • Helene (narrative, 1867)
  • From a lovely time. Eight images (incl.: Fra Angelico Giovanni da Fiesole, Roswitha, From Venice, a fantasy forest, three folk songs in a picture, In the back room, the lilies of the cemetery Meran, Johann Arnold's diary, 1878)
  • The blessing of the Grandmother (Family picture in two volumes, 1880)

Ancestry

Notes and sources

  • Genealogics - Leo van de Pas - Agnes, Herzogin von Württemberg[permanent dead link]
  • thePeerage.com - Agnes Herzogin von Württemberg
  • The Royal House of Stuart, London, 1969, 1971, 1976, Addington, A. C., Reference: II 223
  • Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser, Reference: 1956
  • L'Allemagne dynastique, Huberty, Giraud, Magdelaine, Reference: II 525
Duchess Agnes of Württemberg
Born: 13 October 1835 Died: 10 July 1886
German royalty
Preceded by
Adelheid Reuss of Ebersdorf
Princess consort Reuss Younger Line
11 July 1867 – 10 July 1886
Vacant
Title next held by
Elise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
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