Amalie Auguste of Bavaria

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Saxony

The Kingdom of Saxony began its life in 1806 as nearly 500 years of an Electorate of Saxony came to an end. The last elector became the first King of Saxony; his name was King Frederick Augustus I. The first Queen consort of Saxony was his wife, Amalie of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld. She went on to deliver three [read more]

Finland

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Finland

The Kingdom of Finland is perhaps one of the most shortlived Kingdoms in history. Finland declared independence from the Russian Empire on 6 December 1917, but as monarchists were in the minority, it was originally declared a republic. This was followed by a civil war after which Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse was elected King of [read more]

Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Hanover

The Kingdom of Hanover began its life in 1814, before then it had been the Electorate of Hanover. The Electorate had been in personal union with the Kingdom of Great Britain when the Elector of Hanover succeeded as King George I of Great Britain through the Act of Settlement 1701. His mother was Sophia, a granddaughter [read more]

Alexandra of Greece

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Greece

The Kingdom of Greece began its life in 1832 after the Greeks had risen up against the Ottoman Empire. They became fully independent in 1830, and the Treaty of London in 1832 made Greece a monarchy. A Bavarian Prince named Otto was chosen as its first King. Otto married Amalia of Oldenburg, and she was thus [read more]

Agnes of Beaujeu

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Navarre

House of Íñiguez Íñigo Arista of Pamplona was the first King of Navarre, then known as Pamplona, and he is known as the nation’s founder. This happened around 824. The name of his wife is unknown, but he had several children, including his successor García Íñiguez. He succeeded his father in 851 or 852. The name [read more]