Louise of Stolberg-Gedern

Five brave royal women who should be remembered – #InternationalWomensDay

For this International Women’s Day I’d like to shine a spotlight on five royal women who should be remembered for their bravery. Sophie of Hohenberg The daughter of the assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg tried to negotiate her brothers’ release from Dachau concentration camp with Heinrich Himmler, [read more]

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Marie Antoinette

The Princesse de Lamballe – The best friend of Marie Antoinette (Part one)

Marie-Thérèse Louise of Savoy-Carignan was born on the 8th of September 1749 in Turin. She was the sixth child of Louis Victor, Prince of Carignano and his wife Landgravine Christine of Hesse-Rheinfels-Rotenberg. As her father was descended from King Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia, Marie-Thérèse was a member of a cadet branch of the House of [read more]