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King Maximilian & Queen Marie (Princess of Prussia)
« on: July 31, 2005, 11:47:00 AM »
Does anyone has any good pictures of Maximilian, father of Ludwig and Otto?

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Re: King Maximilian & Queen Marie (Princess of Prussia)
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2005, 01:20:14 PM »
thanks thomas for the pictures, if my memory is correct I believe that Max came from the Palatine-zweibrucken line of the Wittelsbachs, the last Wittelsbach of the Bavarian branch was the prince elector Maximilian who ruled Bavaria from 1745-1777.

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Re: King Maximilian & Queen Marie (Princess of Prussia)
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2005, 02:13:40 PM »
Hi Thomas, Hi Joseph,

there is a mistake. The pictures show King Maximilian I. His surving sons were King Ludwig I and Prince Karl. Ludwig I was the father of King Maximilian II (And also the father of Otto I of Greece and Princeregent Luitpold)
And Ludwig II and King Otto I of Bavaria were the sons of Maximilian II.

Greetings from Munichj

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Re: King Maximilian & Queen Marie (Princess of Prussia)
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2005, 02:35:31 PM »
Hi Mischa, thank you for pointing that out for me, sometimes it is hard to keep track of the Wittelsbach family tree and its many members!  Hope all is well in Munich!  

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Re: King Maximilian & Queen Marie (Princess of Prussia)
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2005, 08:19:21 AM »
wow Thomas, those pictures are great!  Where did you find them, if you don't mind me asking?

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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2005, 08:23:00 AM »
ah google, thanks Thomas, ;D  One of my dreams is to go to Munich, explore all the palaces, churches & museums and to the town where my family, the Kaisers lived.  That for me would be very exciting

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Re: King Maximilian & Queen Marie (Princess of Prussia)
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2005, 05:46:59 PM »
I am sorry to hear that about the Residence, one day I will go and explore the sites.  I also want to go and solve the mystery of my great, great, great grandmother (enough greats I think) Geneva Hausle Kaiser with what really happened to her.  She was the reason why my family immigrated to the United States.  But Munich I will go for the history and art.  

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Re: King Maximilian & Queen Marie (Princess of Prussia)
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2005, 04:30:28 AM »
Thomas, thnk you, lovely pictures. Thank you very much

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Re: King Maximilian & Queen Marie (Princess of Prussia)
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2005, 03:34:55 PM »
I visited the Residenz in Munich yesterday. I heard that after WW II only 50m were still covered, the rest was destroyed.

The rooms are quite empty, most of the furniture were brought to Munich from other castles, because the original ones were also destroyed. Nevertheless, there are a lot of wonderful portraits.
To sum up, the rooms look extremely artificial after the restoration.

I quite like the so-called "Allerheiligenhofkirche" in the northern (?) part of the Residenz. This church was also destroyed, but is now open to the public again. Today it isn't a church anymore, but a place for public events.
Empress Elisabeth of Austria's sisters Marie (Queen of Neaples) and Mathilde (Trani) married in the Allerheiligenhofkirche in the 19. century.

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Re: King Maximilian & Queen Marie (Princess of Prussia)
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2006, 02:40:58 PM »
Im surprised! There are a good collection of threads about the Wittelsbach, but I havent found a thread focused on Maria of Prussia, the wife of king Maximilian II, mother of Ludwig II and Otto, briefly king of Greece. It seems to me that she was a very interesting lady, with a great social engagement and equally loved by protestants (she was raised as a protestant) and catholics (she converted after the death of her husband).

This is the portraits I have found:






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Re: King Maximilian & Queen Marie (Princess of Prussia)
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2006, 01:32:39 AM »
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Im surprised! There are a good collection of threads about the Wittelsbach, but I havent found a thread focused on Maria of Prussia, the wife of king Maximilian II, mother of Ludwig II and Otto, briefly king of Greece. It seems to me that she was a very interesting lady, with a great social engagement and equally loved by protestants (she was raised as a protestant) and catholics (she converted after the death of her husband).

Marie's son Otto wasn't king of Greece, since he was mentaly ill; her brother in law was king of Greece!

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Re: King Maximilian & Queen Marie (Princess of Prussia)
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2006, 05:38:43 AM »
Here are some more details about Queen Marie's family:

Marie Friederike Franziska Auguste Hedwig was the youngest daughter of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm Karl of Prussia (1783-1851) and his wife Marie Anne Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg (1785-1846).

Marie's siblings were:

- Amalie Friederike Luise Caroline Wilhelmine (1805-1806)
- Irene (1806)
- stillborn son (1809)
- Friedrich Tassilo Wilhelm (1811-1813)
- Heinrich Wilhelm Adalbert (1811-1873); married to Therese Elssler (later Frau von Barnim, 1808-1884)
- Friedrich Wilhelm Tassilo (1813-1814)
- Marie Elisabeth Caroline Viktoria (1815-1885); married to Karl Prince of Hesse and the Rhine (1809-1877)
- Friedrich Wilhelm Waldemar (1817-1849)

... as you can see, only three of her siblings survived.


Marie was married to Maximilian II. Joseph of Bavaria (1811-1864) and had two sons:
Ludwig II. (1845-1886) and Otto I. (1848-1916)



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Re: King Maximilian & Queen Marie (Princess of Prussia)
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2006, 05:45:34 AM »

Here are some more pictures:  ;)



Marie Anna Princess of Prussia and her sons Adalbert and Waldemar - mother and brothers of Queen Marie



Princess Marie and her elder sister Princess Elisabeth



Marie (sitting) with sister Elisabeth and brother Adalbert
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Re: King Maximilian & Queen Marie (Princess of Prussia)
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2006, 05:46:33 AM »



Crownprincess Marie by Joseph Karl Stieler
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Re: King Maximilian & Queen Marie (Princess of Prussia)
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2006, 05:49:21 AM »



Marie and her husband Maximilian



Marie and her brother-in-law Prince Luitpold



Marie died at Schloss Hohenschwangau on May 17th 1889



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