Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

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Adolphe
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Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Reign23 November 1890 – 17 November 1905
PredecessorWilliam III
SuccessorWilliam IV
Prime MinisterPaul Eyschen
Duke of Nassau
Reign20 August 1839 – 20 September 1866
PredecessorWilliam
SuccessorNassau annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia
Born(1817-07-24)24 July 1817
Biebrich Palace, Wiesbaden, Duchy of Nassau
Died17 November 1905(1905-11-17) (aged 88)
Schloss Hohenburg, Lenggries, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire
Burial
Schlosskirche of Schloss Weilburg (since 1953)
Spouse
IssueWilliam IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Hilda, Grand Duchess of Baden
HouseNassau-Weilburg
FatherWilhelm, Duke of Nassau
MotherPrincess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen

Adolphe (Adolf Wilhelm August Karl Friedrich; 24 July 1817 – 17 November 1905) was the last sovereign Duke of Nassau, reigning from 20 August 1839 until the duchy's annexation to Kingdom of Prussia in 1866.

In 1890, he became Grand Duke of Luxembourg following the death of King William III of the Netherlands, ending the personal relationship between the Netherlands and Luxembourg, until his own death in 1905.

He was the first monarch of Luxembourg from the House of Nassau-Weilburg.

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