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Princess Maria Sophia of Thurn and Taxis
Duchess Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg
Spouse Duke Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg
Issue
Duke Maximilian
Full name
German: Maria Sophia Dorothea Caroline
House House of Thurn and Taxis
House of Württemberg
Father Karl Alexander, 5th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Mother Duchess Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Born 4 March 1800(1800-03-04)
Regensburg, Free Imperial City of Regensburg, Holy Roman Empire
Died 20 December 1870 (aged 70)
Regensburg, Kingdom of Bavaria
Religion Roman Catholic

Princess Maria Sophia Dorothea Caroline of Thurn and Taxis[1][2] (full German name: Maria Sophia Dorothea Caroline, Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis)[1][2] (born 4 March 1800 in Regensburg, Free Imperial City of Regensburg, Holy Roman Empire[1][2]; died 20 December 1870 in Regensburg, Kingdom of Bavaria[1][2]) was a member of the House of Thurn and Taxis and a Princess of Thurn and Taxis by birth and a member of the House of Württemberg and a Duchess of Württemberg through her marriage to Duke Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg[1][2], a German naturalist and explorer.

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Family

Maria Sophia was the fifth child and fourth daughter[1][2] of Karl Alexander, 5th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Duchess Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.[1][2] She was a younger sister of Maximilian Karl, 6th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and Maria Theresia, Princess Esterházy of Galántha.[1][2]

Marriage and issue

Maria Sophia married Duke Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg, fifth and youngest child[1][2] of Duke Eugen of Württemberg and his wife Princess Luise of Stolberg-Gedern.[1][2], on 17 April 1827 in Regensburg.[1][2] Maria Sophia and Paul Wilhelm had one son:[1][2]

  • Duke Wilhelm Ferdinand Maximilian Karl of Württemberg (Schloss Taxis 3 September 1828 – Regensburg 28 July 1888)[1][2], married Princess Hermine of Schaumburg-Lippe

Maria Sophia and Paul Wilhelm divorced on 2 May 1835.[1] Following her divorce, Maria Sophia acquired Württembergisches Palais and its adjacent Herzogspark in Regensburg. She made her residence at the Württembergisches Palais until her death.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

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Titles and styles

  • 4 March 1800 – 17 April 1827: Her Serene Highness Princess Maria Sophia of Thurn and Taxis
  • 17 April 1827 – 20 December 1870: Her Royal Highness Duchess Maria Sophia of Württemberg, Princess of Thurn and Taxis

Ancestry

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Darryl Lundy (30 Nov 2008). "Maria Sophia Dorothea Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis". thePeerage.com. http://www.thepeerage.com/p11059.htm#i110583. Retrieved 2010-01-01.  
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Paul Theroff. "THURN und TAXIS". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. http://www.angelfire.com/realm/gotha/gotha/thurn.html. Retrieved 2010-01-01.  

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