Princess Ida of Saxe-Meiningen

Last updated
Princess Ida
Princess Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
IdaSaMeiSaWei.JPG
Portrait by Johann Heinrich Schröder, 1808
Born(1794-06-25)25 June 1794
Meiningen, Thuringia
Died4 April 1852(1852-04-04) (aged 57)
Weimar
Burial
Spouse
Issue Prince Edward
Prince William
Prince Hermann
Prince Frederick
Princess Anna
Amalia, Princess Henry of the Netherlands
House Saxe-Meiningen
Father George I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Mother Luise Eleonore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Religion Lutheran

Princess Ida Caroline of Saxe-Meiningen (25 June 1794 – 4 April 1852), was a German princess, a member of the House of Wettin, and by marriage Princess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

Contents

Biography

Ida was born on 13 August 1794 at Meiningen, Thuringia, Germany. Her father was George I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen; and her mother was Luise Eleonore, daughter of Prince Christian of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. She was titled Princess Ida of Saxe-Meiningen, Duchess in Saxony with the style Serene Highness from her birth until the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), when the entire House of Wettin was raised to the style of Highness . Her siblings were Adelaide (later wife of King William IV of the United Kingdom) and Bernhard II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, with whom she maintained a close relationship.

In Meiningen on 30 May 1816 she married Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, who served as a General in the Netherlands and she followed him in his various garrison cities during the following years; however, during the summer she lived in Liebenstein and Altenstein Palace, where she also remained when her husband made his North American tour. In 1830 she and her children participated in the coronation of her sister and brother-in-law in London, and from 1836 she moved to Liebenstein as her permanent summer residence. [1] Thanks to her charitable activities, Ida was very popular among the population.

On 22 June 1850 she was one of the godparents of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert; however, because was unable to be physically present, she was represented by the Duchess of Kent, mother of the Queen.

Ida died of pneumonia in Weimar on 4 April 1852 aged 57. Her last words were: "I hope that this night would sleep well". She was buried in the Weimarer Fürstengruft . Two years later, in 1854, her brother Bernhard II erected the called Ida monument at the now ruined Burg Liebenstein. In 2004 the monument was extensively renovated. [2] [3]

Issue

Ancestry

Related Research Articles

Saxe-Meiningen Saxon duchy held by the Ernestine line of the Wettin dynasty in Thuringia, Germany

Saxe-Meiningen was one of the Saxon duchies held by the Ernestine line of the Wettin dynasty, located in the southwest of the present-day German state of Thuringia.

Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

Karl August, sometimes anglicised as Charles Augustus, was the sovereign Duke of Saxe-Weimar and of Saxe-Eisenach from 1758, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach from its creation in 1809, and grand duke from 1815 until his death. He is noted for the intellectual brilliance of his court.

Saxe-Hildburghausen

Saxe-Hildburghausen was an Ernestine duchy in the southern side of the present State of Thuringia in Germany. It existed from 1680 to 1826 but its name and borders are currently used by the District of Hildburghausen.

Georg I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen Duke of Saxe-Meiningen

Georg I Frederick Karl, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, was Duke of Saxe-Meiningen from 1782 to 1803. He was known as a reformer and considered a model prince by many of his peers.

Bernhard II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen German prince

Bernhard II was a Duke of Saxe-Meiningen.

Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen German noble

Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, was the penultimate Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, reigning from 1866 to 1914. For his support for his successful court theatre he was also known as the Theaterherzog.

Michael, Prince of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach is the current head of the Grand Ducal House of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, as well as the most senior agnate of the entire House of Wettin.

Coat of arms of Saxony Coat of arms of the German state of Saxony

The coat of arms of the present-day German free state of Saxony shows a tenfold horizontally-partitioned field of black (sable) and gold/yellow (or) stripes, charged with a green (vert) crancelin running from the viewer's top-left to bottom-right. Although the crancelin is sometimes shown bent (embowed) like a crown, this is due to artistic license. The coat of arms is also displayed on the state flag of Saxony.

Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1792–1862)

Prince Carl Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach was a distinguished soldier, who, in 1815, after the congress of Vienna, became colonel of a regiment in the service of the king of the Netherlands. He fought at the Battle of Quatre Bras and the Battle of Waterloo where he commanded the 2nd Brigade of the 2nd Dutch Division and became a Chief Commander of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army

Princess Sophie of the Netherlands Grand Duchess consort of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

Princess Sophie of the Netherlands was the only daughter and last surviving child of King William II of the Netherlands and of his wife Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna of Russia. She was heir presumptive to her niece, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, for seven years, from the death of her brother until her own death.

Princess Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt (1757–1830) Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

Princess and Landgravine Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt was a German princess. She was the daughter of Louis IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. On 3 October 1775 she married duke Charles Augustus of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and as such a member of the court sphere of Weimar Classicism. She was held to be serious and introverted but also compassionate and sympathetic, in the aftermath of the Battle of Jena which guaranteed her part in the later "myth of Weimar" ("Weimarmythos").

Princess Louise Eleonore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg Regent of Saxe-Meiningen

Princess Luise Eleonore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg was a German regent. She was duchess of Saxe-Meiningen by marriage to George I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Regent of Saxe-Meiningen during the minority of her son from 1803 to 1821.

Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen (1890–1972) Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen was the eldest child of Prince Friedrich Johann of Saxe-Meiningen, a younger son of Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Countess Adelaide of Lippe-Biesterfeld, a daughter of Ernst, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld. By marriage, she was known as Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

Princess Pauline of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Hereditary Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

Princess Pauline of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach was the wife of Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

Baroness Elisabeth of Wangenheim-Winterstein was the wife of Charles Augustus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and the mother of Prince Michael, current head of the House of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach may refer to:

Prince Hermann of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1825–1901)

Hermann George Bernard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach was Prince of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and Duke of Saxony, and a general in the Württemberger army.

Princess Sophie Charlotte of Brandenburg-Bayreuth Duchess consort of Saxe-Weimar

Princess Sophie Charlotte of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, was a German noblewoman member of the House of Hohenzollern and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Weimar and Saxe-Eisenach.

Princess Sophie Auguste of Anhalt-Zerbst Duchess consort of Saxe-Weimar

Sophie Auguste of Anhalt-Zerbst, was a German noblewoman member of the House of Ascania and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Weimar.

Princess Edward of Saxe-Weimar Princess Edward of Saxe-Weimar

Princess Edward of Saxe-Weimar was a British aristocrat whose marriage to Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar made her a kinswoman of the British Royal Family and a member of the royal court.

References

  1. "Palais Weimar".
  2. "Ida Denkmal".
  3. "Ida-Denkmal".