Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

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Marie-Adélaïde
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Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Reign25 February 1912 –
14 January 1919
PredecessorWilliam IV
SuccessorCharlotte
RegentMarie Anne of Portugal (1912)
Prime Ministers
Born(1894-06-14)14 June 1894
Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg
Died24 January 1924(1924-01-24) (aged 29)
Schloss Hohenburg, Lenggries, Bavaria, Weimar Republic
Burial
Full name
Marie Adelheid Thérèse Hilda Wilhelmine
HouseNassau-Weilburg
FatherWilliam IV of Luxembourg
MotherMarie Anne of Portugal
ReligionCatholicism

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