Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen

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Birth Date:
08.07.1792
Death date:
26.10.1854
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Therese Charlotte Luise of Saxony-Hildburghausen, Therese of Bavaria, Saksijas-Hildburghauzenes Terēze, Тереза Саксен-Гильдбурггаузенская, Therese Charlotte Luise Friederike Amalie von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, также Т
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In 1809, she was on the list of possible brides for Napoleon, but in 1810 married the Bavarian crown prince Ludwig. Their wedding was the occasion of the first ever Oktoberfest. She became queen in 1825. During the numerous love affairs of her husband, Therese suffered but tolerated the situation. She did not refrain, however, from demonstrating her disapproval in discreet ways; in 1831, she left town during one of his affairs, and she strictly rejected associating with the mistresses. Therese often assisted with the administration of the kingdom of Bavaria, especially when Ludwig was absent from Munich during his numerous journeys, and she did have some political influence and participated in political issues. She was very popular and was considered to embody an ideal image of queen, wife and mother. She was involved in a great number of charitable organizations for widows, orphans and the poor. She was the object of great sympathy during her husband's infidelity with Lola Montez, which caused him to abdicate in 1848.

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Therese Charlotte Luise of Saxony-Hildburghausen (Therese of Bavaria; 8 July 1792 – 26 October 1854) was a queen consort of Bavaria as the wife of Ludwig I, King of Bavaria.

Biography

Therese was a daughter of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, and Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, eldest daughter of Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. In 1809, she was on the list of possible brides for Napoleon, but in 1810 married the Bavarian crown prince Ludwig. Their wedding was the occasion of the first ever Oktoberfest. She became queen in 1825. During the numerous love affairs of her husband, Therese suffered but tolerated the situation. She did not refrain, however, from demonstrating her disapproval in discreet ways; in 1831, she left town during one of his affairs, and she strictly rejected associating with the mistresses. Therese often assisted with the administration of the kingdom of Bavaria, especially when Ludwig was absent from Munich during his numerous journeys, and she did have some political influence and participated in political issues. She was very popular and was considered to embody an ideal image of queen, wife and mother. She was involved in a great number of charitable organizations for widows, orphans and the poor. She was the object of great sympathy during her husband's infidelity with Lola Montez, which caused him to abdicate in 1848.

Children

Therese and Ludwig had children:

  • Maximilian (1811–1864), who married Princess Marie of Prussia (1825–1889); King of Bavaria as Maximilian II from 1848 to 1864.
  • Mathilde Caroline (1813–1862), who married Ludwig III, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (1806–1877).
  • Otto (1815–1867), who married Duchess Amalie of Oldenburg (1818–1867); King of Greece as Otto I from 1832 to 1862.
  • Theodelinde (1816–1817).
  • Luitpold (1821–1912), who married Archduchess Auguste of Austria (1825–1864); Prince Regent of Bavaria (1886–1912).
  • Adelgunde (1823–1914), who married Francis V, Duke of Modena (1819–1875).
  • Hildegard (1825–1864), who married Archduke Albert of Austria (1817–1895) Duke of Teschen.
  • Alexandra (1826–1875).
  • Adalbert (1828–1875), who married Infanta Amelia Philippina of Spain (1834–1905).

Honours

 Kingdom of Bavaria : Sovereign of the Order of Saint Elizabeth

Source: wikipedia.org

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        1Prince AdalbertPrince AdalbertSon19.07.182821.09.1875
        2Матильда Каролина БаварскаяМатильда Каролина БаварскаяDaughter30.08.181325.05.1862
        3Ludwig I  of BavariaLudwig I of BavariaHusband25.08.178629.02.1868
        4Максимилиан IМаксимилиан IFather in-law27.05.175613.10.1825
        5Августа Вильгельмина Мария Гессен-ДармштадтскаяАвгуста Вильгельмина Мария Гессен-ДармштадтскаяMother in-law14.04.176530.03.1796
        6Louis IIILouis IIISon in-law09.06.180613.06.1877
        7Августа Амалия БаварскаяАвгуста Амалия БаварскаяSister in-law21.06.178813.05.1851
        8Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of BavariaPrince Ludwig Ferdinand of BavariaGrandson22.10.185923.11.1949
        9Prince Ferdinand  of BavariaPrince Ferdinand of BavariaGreat grandson10.05.188405.10.1958
        10Георгий БагратионГеоргий БагратионDescendant22.02.194416.01.2008
        11Maximilian de  BeauharnaisMaximilian de BeauharnaisDistant relative02.10.181701.11.1852
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