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Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg
Duchess Amélie Louise in Bavaria
Spouse Duke Pius August in Bavaria
Duke Maximilian Joseph
Full name
French: Amélie Louise
House House of Arenberg
House of Wittelsbach
Father Duke Louis Marie of Arenberg
Mother Marie Adélaïde Julie de Mailly, dame d'Ivry-sur-Seine
Born 10 April 1789(1789-04-10)
Brussels, Austrian Netherlands
Died 4 April 1823 (aged 33)
Bamberg, Kingdom of Bavaria
Burial Tegernsee Abbey

Princess and Duchess Amélie Louise of Arenberg[1], full German name: Amalie Luise, Prinzessin und Herzogin von Arenberg[1] and full French name: Amélie Louise, princesse et duchesse d'Arenberg, (born 10 April 1789 in Brussels, Austrian Netherlands[1]; died 4 April 1823 in Bamberg, Kingdom of Bavaria[1]) was a member of the House of Arenberg by birth and, through her marriage to Duke Pius August in Bavaria, a member of the Palatinate-Birkenfeld-Gelnhausen line of the House of Wittelsbach. Amélie Louise was a grandmother of Empress Elisabeth of Austria through her son Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria.


Early life

Born in Brussels, Austrian Netherlands, Amélie Louise was the daughter of Duke Louis Marie of Arenberg and his first wife Marie Adélaïde Julie de Mailly, dame d'Ivry-sur-Seine.

Marriage and issue

Amélie Louise married Duke Pius August in Bavaria, son of Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria and his wife Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld, on 26 May 1807 in Brussels.[1] Pius August and Amélie Louise had one son:[1]

After their marriage, the couple moved to Bamberg and received their son Maximilian Joseph the following year. Amélie Louise's marriage was marked by conflict as Pius August was choleric and often provoked violent brawls. For this reason in 1817, Amélie Louise sent her only son to reside with his great uncle Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria where he studied at the Royal Institute of Education. Amélie Louise did not see her son for almost three years until 1820. Shortly after returning from her second visit to Munich, Amélie Louise died in 1823 in Bamberg. She was interred in the burial crypt of Tegernsee Abbey.

Titles, styles, honours and arms


Titles and styles

  • 10 April 1789 – 26 May 1807: Her Serene Highness Princess and Duchess Amélie Louise of Arenberg
  • 26 May 1807 – 4 April 1823: Her Royal Highness Duchess Amélie Louise in Bavaria



  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (15 Jan 2003). "Amelie Prinzessin von Arenberg". Retrieved 2009-05-24.  


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