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Katharina Charlotte of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Princess Paul of Württemberg
Spouse Prince Paul of Württemberg
Issue
Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Russia
Prince Frederick of Württemberg
Pauline, Duchess of Nassau
Prince August of Württemberg
House House of Saxe-Hildburghausen
House of Württemberg
Father Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Mother Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Born 17 June 1787(1787-06-17)
Hildburghausen
Died 12 December 1847 (aged 60)
Bamberg

Princess Katharina Charlotte of Saxe-Hildburghausen (June 17, 1787 Hildburghausen - December 12, 1847 Bamberg) was the child of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg and his wife, Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Early life

Katherina lived in a world of confederacy, politics and war. Her father barely got to see her, as well as her brothers and sisters. Her mother was strict and wanted to give her a good education. As the eldest of the family, Katharina had many responsibilities, like babysitting her siblings, attending important classes, influencing many people and being a role model. Although, neither intelligent nor beautiful, Katharina never gave up hope and was always a positive thinker.

Marriage and children

On September 28, 1805 she married Prince Paul of Wurttemberg. The wedding was very extravagant. Unfortunately, Katharina and Paul did not have a happy marriage. They had plenty of arguments and Paul was said to have many mistresses, with whom he had numerous affairs. However, during their marriage, they managed to have five children together:

  • Paul (1809–1810) died at an early age
  • August (1813–1885) married Marie Bethge

Paul soon moved out and headed for Paris, therefore leaving Katharina heartbroken. Soon after Katharina died, Paul remarried. He described Katherina as "A lost figure without beauty," in many of his diary entries.

Princess Katharina was the maternal grandmother of Sofia of Nassau, who became the Queen consort of Sweden (1872–1907).

Ancestry

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