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Offline Yseult

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Adelgunde princess of Bavaria
« on: September 05, 2008, 02:50:21 PM »
I believe there´s a thread about the daughters of king Ludwig III and queen Maria Theresa, but I wish to know better this princess Adelgunde...


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Re: Adelgunde princess of Bavaria
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008, 02:38:30 PM »
She married the Furst of Hohanzollern-Sigmaringen, after his first wife Maria Theresa of Naples (daughter of Countess Mathilde Trani, so niece of Empress Sisi) died. From reports, she was a good stepmother to the three motherless children ( a pair of twins and a daughter Augusta Victoria, later married King Manuel of Portugal).

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Re: Adelgunde princess of Bavaria
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2008, 02:05:52 AM »
In most of her pictures and photos she looks quite sad and as if she had a bad-health.

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Re: Adelgunde princess of Bavaria
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2008, 02:12:26 AM »


I´ve seen just a few pictures, Sveta, but, yes, she looks very sad, never a smile in her lips...But she seems a nice woman, also. I´m glad to know she was a good stepmother to the children borne by Mädi to Fürst Wilhelm Hohenzollern-Sigmarigen.
A question...the second marriage of Wilhelm with Adelgunde was a love match or an arranged one to provide the widow a stepmother for the children?

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Re: Adelgunde princess of Bavaria
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2008, 01:37:49 PM »
Adelgunde actually looked very much like Queen Therese of Bavaria, her mother.

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Re: Adelgunde princess of Bavaria
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2008, 05:12:52 AM »
She married Furst of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen in 1915, when she was 45 old (!) and her stepchildren were nearly adults. Oldest "child" Augusta Victoria was married from 1913 and twin sons Friedrich and Franz Joseph was 16 years old in time of their fathers second wedding...

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Re: Adelgunde princess of Bavaria
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2008, 02:16:19 PM »
Was she 45 years old when she married?? I suppose she had not a better chance to marry before Fürst Hohenzollern-Sigmarigen...true?

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Re: Adelgunde princess of Bavaria
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2008, 05:08:40 PM »
she did look a bit delicate...maybe sickly like Madi ?

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Re: Adelgunde princess of Bavaria
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2008, 04:43:14 AM »
She had too much sisters, I´m affraid. Adelgunde was oldest from seven girls. Two of them were never married (Hildegarde and Helmtrud), three of them married young (Marie to Prince of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Mathilde to Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and youngest Gundelinde to Graf Preysing-Lichtenegg-Moos). Same destiny as Adelgunde had her sister Wiltrud, who married (when she was 40 years old) widowed Duke Wilhelm of Urrach, who had nine children from his first marriage with Duchess Amelie in Bavaria.

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Re: Adelgunde princess of Bavaria
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2008, 05:00:59 AM »
I understand, beladona...Ludwig and Maria Theresa had too much daughters to marry all them in a "convenable" way!

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Re: Adelgunde princess of Bavaria
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2008, 03:44:52 PM »
Yes...too many daughters to marry off. Usually the best looking goes first...

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Re: Adelgunde princess of Bavaria
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2009, 06:18:32 AM »
On her Wedding Photos, Adelgund looks not very happy, but her husband Wilhelm von Hohenzollern seams to be glad!

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Re: Adelgunde princess of Bavaria
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2009, 04:28:02 PM »
I didn't know that lady, her biography sounds interesting. Can you post a summary of her biography?

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Re: Adelgunde princess of Bavaria
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2009, 02:43:49 PM »
I´ve seen just a few pictures, Sveta, but, yes, she looks very sad, never a smile in her lips...But she seems a nice woman, also. I´m
Did she had a sad or hard life?
Why does she look so sad?

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Re: Adelgunde princess of Bavaria
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2010, 07:32:21 AM »
I think she had to have some illness or something. Look at her wedding photo:


She was six years younger than her husband, but they looks there like mother and son!

Another picture of the couple: