Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
|Grand Duchess of Luxembourg|
|Reign||25 February 1912 – |
14 January 1919
|Regent||Marie Anne of Portugal (1912)|
|Born||14 June 1894|
Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg
|Died||24 January 1924 (aged 29)|
Schloss Hohenburg, Lenggries, Bavaria, Weimar Republic
|Father||William IV of Luxembourg|
|Mother||Marie Anne of Portugal|
Marie-Adélaïde (Marie Adelheid Thérèse Hilda Wilhelmine; 14 June 1894 – 24 January 1924), reigned as Grand Duchess of Luxembourg from 1912 until she left the throne in 1919.
She was the first Grand Duchess regnant of Luxembourg (after five grand dukes), its first female monarch since Duchess Maria Theresa (1740–1780, who was also Austrian Archduchess and Holy Roman Empress) and the first Luxembourgish monarch to be born within the territory since Count John the Blind (1296–1346).
More readings[change | change source]
- O'Shaughnessy, Edith. Marie Adelaide, Grand Duchess of Luxemburg, Duchess of Nassau. New York: Jonathan Cape and Robert Ballou, 1932.
- Schous, Marie. Marie Adelheid van Nassau, Groothertogin van Luxemburg. 's Hertogenbosch: G. Mosmans, 1931.
- Zenner, Theodor. Marie Adelheid: Lebensbild der verstorbenen Grossherzogin von Luxemburg. 1925
- Marburg, Theodor. The Story of a Soul. Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1938.
- Leighton, Isabel, and Bertram Bloch. Marie-Adelaide: A Play. New York: Rialto Service Bureau.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Marie-Adélaïde (in French) at the official website of the Luxembourg royal family