Princess Hedwig o Hesse-Rotenburg

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Hedwig o Hesse-Rotenburg
Duchess o Bouillon
Full name
Hedwig Marie Christine
Born 26 Juin 1748(1748-06-26)
Landgrave's Palace, Germany
Dee'd 27 Mey 1801(1801-05-27) (aged 52)
Paris, Fraunce
Spoose(s) Léopold de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke o Bouillon
Faither Constantine, Landgrave o Hesse-Rotenburg
Mither Sophia o Starhemberg

Princess Hedwig o Hesse-Rheinfels-Rotenburg (Hedwig Marie Christine; 26 June 1748 – 27 Mey 1801) wis a German princess o Hesse-Rotenburg bi birth an Duchess o Bouillon bi mairiage. She wis aa cried Marie Hedwige in Fraunce.

Biography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Born at the Landgrave's Pailace in Rotenburg an der Fulda to Constantine, Hereditary Prince o Hesse-Rotenburg an his wife Coontess Sophia von Starhemberg, she wis the couple's third child. She had ten ather siblings including the future Charles Emmanuel, Landgrave o Hesse-Rotenburg, named after their uncle Charles Emmanuel III o Sardinie.

On 17 July 1766 at Carlsburg she mairit Léopold de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke o Bouillon, Prince o Turenne an heir tae the sovereign Duchy o Bouillon. His parents were Godefroy de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke o Bouillon, an Louise Henriette Gabrielle o Lorraine o the Hoose o Guise.

Her husband lived in Navarre prior tae the revolution and succeeded his faither in 1792. During the collapse o the ancien régime, the duchy o Bouillon wis taken frae him in 1794 and absorbed intae Fraunce in October 1795. However, in 1800, he recovered the duchy but wis obliged tae pay off debts of 3 million livres. The duchy was incorporated in the new Kirick o the Netherlands in 1815.

The Duchess o Bouillon died childless in Paris on 27 Mey 1801.

Teetles an styles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 26 Juin 1748 – 17 Julie 1754 Princess Hedwig o Hesse-Rheinfels-Rotenburg
  • 1754 – 1766 Princess Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg.
  • 17 Julie 1766 – 3 December 1792 Princess o Turenne.
  • 3 December 1792 – 27 Mey 1801 The [[Duchess o Bouillon.