Charlotte von Preussen

BORN 21 Jun 1831, Berlin: Schönhausen palace - DIED 30 Mar 1855, Meiningen, Thüringen
GRAVE LOCATION Meiningen, Thüringen: Parkfriedhof, Am Steinernen Berg

Charlotte von Preussen was the daughter of Prince Albert of Prussia, the younger brother of king Frederick William III. Her mother was princess Marianne of the Netherlands, a daughter of king William I of the Netherlands. Her father had many love affairs and the marriage ended in 1849. Her father obtained the custody of Charlotte and her siblings Albert and Alexandrine and they were taken care of by their aunt Elisabeth Ludovika, the wife of William IV of Prussia.

After a short engagement, she married Georg, the heriditary prince of Saxe-Meiningen in October. She received a villa on Lake Como from her mother that was renamed Villa Carlotta. It was a marriage of love and they shared an interest in the theatre. Charlotte wrote several military marches, songs and pieces for the piano. With Georg she had four children, but early in 1855 their son Georg died and two months later Charlotte also died of childbirth complications.

• Mother: Marianne van Oranje-Nassau
• Daughter: Marie-Elisabeth, Prinzessin von Sachsen-Meiningen
• Husband: Georg II, herzog von Sachsen-Meiningen (1850-1855, Berlin: Charlottenburg)


The grave with the ashes of the Dukes of Meiningen at the Parkfriedhof, Meiningen.
Picture by Androom (30 Aug 2013)


Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1831–1855) - Wikipedia

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Published: 22 Dec 2019
Last update: 07 Aug 2022