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Re: Duke Eugen von Württemberg (1788–1857) and his descendants
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2010, 08:53:16 AM »
Here's Duchess Wilhelmine (1844-92), finally a picture from Das herzogliche Haus Württemberg zu Carlsruhe in Schlesien by Friedrich Carl Esbach. The book is not in copyright, so I am posting the image



When I manage to read the Gothic text of the book I'll post more info on the Duchess and her family.

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Re: Duke Eugen von Württemberg (1788–1857) and his descendants
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2010, 10:22:39 AM »

Here’s a portrait of Eugen with one of his wives. I am not sure is this Mathilde of Helena: the hair-do is more closer to the 1830s though so could have been Helena




Yes, it can only be Helena, because Mathilde died in 1825, and then she couldn't definitively have such a hair-style...

But now, here is the point : does someone know a picture of Mathilde? I know, it must be difficult, she died so young...

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Re: Duke Eugen von Württemberg (1788–1857) and his descendants
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2010, 02:40:50 PM »
One small query.

Wasn't Prince Maximilian von Württemberg born in 1828?

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He died in Bad Mergentheim in 1860 leaving,just one son and the only child by his wife Princess Sophie,Prince Maximilian von Württemberg(1818-1888) who in 1876 married at Schloss Bückeburg Princess Hermine zu Schaumburg-Lippe(1845-1930)

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Re: Duke Eugen von Württemberg (1788–1857) and his descendants
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2010, 06:29:04 PM »
True,lapsus calami...

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Re: Duke Eugen von Württemberg (1788–1857) and his descendants
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2010, 04:42:51 PM »
Don't know where to post this,so decided here...

Just watched on History Channel an interesting documentary in which Karoline von Rottenburg,illegitimate daughter of Prince Paul von Württemberg(1785-1852) with actress Friederike Porth(1776-1860),was frequently mentioned...she was living with her fatherPaul in Paris untill 1829 when she left him because he wanted to marry her to someone she didn't like...so,she then came to Stuttgart and asked her uncle King Wilhelm I of Württemberg for financial support and he granted it with some silver which he also gave her...in 1836 she married for love with Karl Maximilian Friedrich Hubert,Freihher von Pfeffel(1811-1890),son of Christian Humbert,Freiherr von Pfeffel and Caroline,Baroness von Tettenborn in the chapel of Augsburg...the wedding was performed by the Bishop of Augsburg himself while Prime-Minister of Württemberg and Mayor of Augsburg were acted as witnesses...pretty important for an illegitimate daughter who was pregnant for 5 months when she married and 6 years older then her husband...It seems that she was acknowledged by the legitimate family...

Their grand-daughter Freiin Marie Louise von Pfeffel,daughter of their son Humbert,Freiherr von Pfeffel and Helene von Riviere,settled in Britain forgetting about the roots of her family and her descendants,not knowing for it's origin and their ancestry,sold the family silver,which was a gift from King Wilhelm,for a trip to Australia...

It is also interesting to note that this Karoline Adelheid Pauline von Rottenburg,illegitimate daughter of Prince Paul von Württemberg,is a direct ancestor of Boris Johnson,Mayor of London,as well as many other noble families,the most notable being Princes von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst and Counts von Preysing-Lichtenegg-Moos...

Sorry for the bump,just wanted to share this story with you...

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Re: Duke Eugen von Württemberg (1788–1857) and his descendants
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2011, 06:16:09 AM »
All children of Duke Eugen:





2.Alexandrine (1829-1913), unmarried





Here's very old Alexandrine


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Re: Duke Eugen von Württemberg (1788–1857) and his descendants
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2011, 03:29:44 AM »
A thread about the descendants of Duke Eugen von Württemberg (1788–1857),son of prince Eugen (1758-1822) and thus a nephew of Russian Empress Maria Fedorovna, second wife of Emperor Pavel I.
Eugen-junior was quite famous in Russia, as he spent there half of his life, was a very good military-commander and had a rank of Russian infantry general. He left the Russian Army in 1828 and moved to Germany.

His direct descendants are not well-known, except the fact that his grandson Wilhelm Eugen married Russian Grand Duchess Vera Konstantinovna. The lack of information is really strange as the Württemberg clan was very close to the Russian Imperial family due to such Württemberg Princesses as Empress Maria Fedorovna and GDss Elena Pavlovna. Also Olga,daughter of Nicholas I, was Queen of Württemberg.
The Eugen line was extinct in 1903 when his son Nikolaus died.

Here’s Duke Eugen, his famout portrait from the Hermitage Museum

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a2/Eugene_of_Wurtemberg.jpg

He was married twice:

1.In 1817 Princess Mathilde von Waldeck-Pirmont (1801-25)





Mardam's wonderful site now has an image of Mathilde!

http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-families/waldeck/waldeckpyrmont1/1801%20Mathilde.jpg

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Re: Duke Eugen von Württemberg (1788–1857) and his descendants
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2011, 09:13:13 PM »
At least Mathilde!!!! I did'nt hope any more to see her one day.....

Wonderful!