This is quite simply a list of royalties of Europe who were alive at any time between 1860 and 1918. Males and females are listed in separate posts, and the blog begins at the end of the alphabet so that eventually, when it is completed, it will read in alphabetical order. Where there are numerous royalties with the same first name, they are listed chronologically.
Occasional quotations or snippets of information about the royalties are are also included.
Where the Christian name begins with Marie or Maria, the person is often listed under the second part of her name (e.g. Marie Antoinette - had she lived in this period - would be listed under 'A' with 'Marie' written in brackets after Antoinette).
As the information is gathered from numerous sources, there might be irregularity of spelling the name according to the Anglicised, Germanic, French etc. etc. spelling. All the Karls/Carls/Charles for example are listed together.
As this is a work in progress, some of the dates etc. will be filled in later.

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Saturday, 23 October 2010

Female A (continued)

Antonia of Luxembourg

Born: 1899

Daughter of: William of Nassau & Maria Anna of Portugal

Married: Rupert of Bavaria (1869-1955)

Died: 1954

Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians

Born: 17 November 1905, Stockholm

Daughter of Carl, Duke of Vastergotland & Ingeborg of Denmark

Married: Leopold III (1901-1983)

Children: Badouin, Josephine, Albert

Died: Killed in a car crash 19 August 1935, Switzerland

of Hesse Homburg, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (?)

Born: 1876

Married: Frederick Ludwig (1778-1819)

Children: Paul Frederick

Died: 1871

Augusta of Saxony:

Born: 21 June 1782, Dresden

Daughter of: Frederick August I (1763-1806) & Amelie, Countess Palatine (1752-1828)

Died: 14 March 1863, Dresden

Augusta of Bavaria, Duchess of Leuchtenberg

Born: 21 June 1788, Strasburg

Daughter of: Maximilian I & Wilhelmine of Hesse Darmstadt

Married: Eugene (1781-1824 – he died of cancer)

Children: Josephine, Hortense, Auguste, Amelie, Theodelinde, Maximilian

Died: 13 May 1851, Munich

Augusta of Anhalt Dessau, Princess of Schwarzburg-Rudoltstadt

Born: 1793, Dessau

Daughter of: Frederick (1769-1814) & Amelie of Hesse Homburg (1774-1846)

Married: Frederick Gunther (1793-1867)

Died: 1854, Rudoltstadt

Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, Duchess of Cambridge

Born: 1797

Daughter of William & Caroline of Nassau

Married: Adolphus

Children: Augusta, Mary, George

Died: 1889

“She looked and could be rather severe with her firm old notions and principles, though her heart was ever full of love for all her belongings.” (Augusta of Mecklenburg Strelitz)

Augusta of Harrach

Born 1800

Morganatic wife of Frederick William III of Prussia

Died: Bad Homburg 1873

Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Queen of Prussia

Born: 30 September 1811, Weimar

Daughter of: Karl Frederick (1783-1853) & Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1786-1859)

Married: William I (1797-1888)

Children: Frederick & Louise

Died: 7 January 1890, Berlin

She was already an invalid and used a bath-chair. She was dressed in what we now might describe as a sort of squashed strawberry- coloured satin with a lot of lace, and on her head an almost black wig.” (Princess Marie Louise)

The dear, dear Princess told me once not to think ill of her if I saw her lose command over herself and she said that she was all day reproaching herself and it made her very unhappy….But....she gets so impatient with the Prince and Fritz, sometimes, with me I do not care…but the Princess gets so fidgety and worried and that it isn’t always easy.” (Future Empress Frederick)

“Mama’s fluctuating moods, which sway her to such an extent that sometimes when opinions differ it is wiser to pretend to agree so as not to irritate her still further…She is too autocratic a character to put up for any length of time with not having a say in everything.” (Frederick of Prussia)

It is so inexplicable that she felt her only son’s death so little and would never speak of him but so much of her Pflicht [duty] to go on with everything just as it had been in the days of Emperor William.” (Empress Frederick)

Augusta of Cambridge, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Born: 1822, Hanover

Daughter of: Adolphus & Augusta of Hesse (1797-1889)

Married: Frederick William

Children: Adolphus

Died: 1916

[at Queen Victoria’s Jubilee, she] made her appearance accompanied by her husband who was blind; she seated him on a bench back of that which we occupied; then she proceeded to adjust his necktie, she pulled down his coat and smoothed it out, and arranged other parts of his uniform to suit her own taste. Finally when his appearance seemed to her satisfactory she left him. (This was an Hawaiian commentator but I have lost the exact source)

“One of those who keep themselves in hot water about their rank and cannot bear the second place…I always wonder when clever people dwindle away their lives with such petty preoccupations.” (Sophie of Holland)

She wore no cap, and her absolutely bald head looked like a very big egg.” (Marie Erbach)

Reuss of Kostritz, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg Schwerin

Born: 26 May 1822, Kliphausen

Daughter of: Henry LXIII & Eleanore of Stolberg

Married: Frederick Franz II (1823-1883)

Children: Frederick Franz, Paul Frederick, Marie, Nikolaus, Johann Alexander

Died: 3 March 1862

Auguste of Austria (Tuscany) Princess of Bavaria

Born: 1825

Daughter of: Leopold II & Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies

Married: Luitpold (1821-1912)

Children: Ludwig, Arnulf, Leopold

Died: 1864

Augusta of Wurttemberg, Princess of Saxe-Weimar

Born: 4 October 1826, Stuttgart

Daughter of: William I (1881-1864) & Pauline (1800-1873)

Married: Hermann (1825-1901)

Children: Pauline, Williiam Karl, Bernard, Alexander, Ernst, Olga

Died: 3 December 1898, Stuttgart

Auguste of Saxony

Born: 22 January 1827, Dresden

Daughter of: Johann (1801-1873) & Amelie Auguste of Bavaria (1801-1877)

Died: 8 October 1857

Auguste of Urach

Born: 1842

Daughter of: William (1810-1869) & Theodolinde Beauharnais (1814-1857)

Married: 1) Count Parsifal von Enzenberg (1835-1874)
2) Count Franz von Thurn & Hohenstein (1826-1888)

Augusta of Saxe-Meiningen, Princess of Saxe-Altenburg

Born: 1843

Married: Moritz (1829-1907)

Children: Marie Anne, Elizabeth, Margaret, Ernst, Louise

Died: 1919

“She must be very plain.” (Queen Victoria)

Augusta of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg, Princess of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld

Born: 1844

Daughter of: Frederick (1814-1885) & Adelaide of Schaumburg-Lippe (1821-1899)

Married: William (1831-1890)

Children: Christian

Died: 1932

Augusta Victoria (‘Dona’) of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, German Empress

Born: 22 October 1858, Dolzig

Daughter of: Frederick (1829-1880) & Adelaide of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1835-1900)

Married: William II (1858-1941)

Children: William, Eitel, Adelbert, August William, Oskar, Joachim, Victoria Luise

Died: 11 April 1921, Doorn

"She did her best to be pleasant but looked awful in sumptuous gowns completely lacking in taste; in particular the hats she wore in the evenings were frightful; heard here that the Empress is completely under the influence of her court ladies." (Tsar Nicholas II)

You think dear Dona so pretty. We do not; nor do others. But sweet, gentle, graceful and ladylike.” (Queen Victoria)

“One of the kindest-hearted women I ever met.” (Alice Topham)

“Insipid and boring.”
(Marie Mallet)

Auguste of Bavaria, Archduchess of Austria

Daughter of: Leopold & Gisela of Austria

Married: Joseph Karl (1872-1962)

Died: 1964

Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

Born: 19 August 1890, Potsdam

Daughter of: William & Maria Theresa of the Two Sicilies

Married: 1) Manuel II (the deposed King of Portugal) (1889-1932)
2) Robert, Count Douglas

Died: 29 August 1966

Augusta of Anhalt, Princess of Prussia

Born: 1898, Ballenstedt

Daughter of: Edward (1861 & 1918) & Louise of Saxe-Altenburg (1873-1953)

Married: 1) Joachim of Prussia (1890-1920 – suicide)
2) Johannes von Loen (1902- ) Divorced 1935

Died: 1983, Essen

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