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Sophie of Württemberg

Queen Wilhelmina – The death of Sophie of Württemberg

Although Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands obviously never knew her father’s first wife, Sophie’s death opened up the possibility of his remarriage and the eventual birth of Wilhelmina. Sophie of Württemberg was born in Stuttgart on 17 June 1818 as the daughter of King William I of Württemberg and his second wife Catherine Pavlovna of [read more]

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Sophie of Württemberg

Princesses of Orange – Sophie of Württemberg

Sophie of Württemberg was born in Stuttgart on 17 June 1818 as the daughter of King William I of Württemburg and his second wife Catherine Pavlovna of Russia. Her mother died just seven months after her birth. She never grew close to her father’s third wife and new stepmother Pauline of Württemberg. She was very [read more]