Diane Duchess of Württemberg

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Diane Duchess of Württemberg (1964)

Diane Françoise Maria da Glória Duchess of Württemberg (born d'Orléans; born March 24, 1940 in Petrópolis , Brazil ) is a German artist of French origin and the wife of Carl Herzog von Württemberg , the head of the House of Württemberg .


Artwork "Birth of Isis"

Diane Duchess of Württemberg is the daughter of Henri d'Orléans from the House of Bourbon and Isabelle d'Orléans-Bragance .

Her artistic career began in 1954 when she became familiar with fabric painting . Then she learned numerous other techniques: wood painting , screen printing , stucco and glass painting .

On July 18, 1960, she and Carl Herzog von Württemberg married at Altshausen Castle ; the church wedding took place on July 21, 1960, also in Altshausen . The sons Friedrich , Eberhard, Philipp and Michael and the daughters Mathilde and Fleur emerged from the marriage. The family lives in Altshausen Castle in Altshausen.

After a break from work from 1968 to 1971 due to illness, around 80 pictures were created annually between 1971 and 1980. At the beginning of the eighties she turned to new techniques and devoted herself to the design in bronze and metal and had to learn to weld .

Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions around the world. Diane Duchess of Württemberg is the founder of two foundations , the German Duchess Diane von Württemberg, Princess of France Foundation for Youth Care and Monument Protection (1979) and the French Foundation Les Enfants de la Vie (1989) for projects for children in the slums of the Third World .

In 1999, Duchess Diane of Württemberg made a pilgrimage on the Spanish Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela . Since then she has been supporting projects to expand the infrastructure of the Camino de Santiago as patron.

In the media and aristocratic circles she is often addressed as "Her Royal Highness" (HRH), this is a purely polite form of address with no legal relevance.


Robert d'Orléans, duc de Chartres (1840–1910)
Jean d'Orléans, Duc de Guise (1874–1940)
Françoise d'Orléans (1844-1925)
Henri Robert d'Orléans (1908-1999)
Louis Philippe Albert d'Orléans, comte de Paris (1838–1894)
Isabelle d'Orléans, duchesse de Guise (1878–1961)
Maria Isabella d'Orléans-Montpensier (1848–1919)
Diane Duchess of Württemberg b. d'Orléans
Gaston d'Orléans, comte d'Eu (1842–1922)
Pedro d'Orléans-Braganza (1875–1940)
Isabella of Brazil (1846–1921)
Isabelle d'Orléans-Bragance (1911-2003)
Johann Wenzel Graf von Dobržensky and Dobrženicz
Elisabeth von Dobržensky and Dobrženicz (1875–1951)
Elisabeth Kottulinsky von Kottulin and Krzižkowitz


  • Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw and Mode Schaber, Calw, 2008
  • Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2008
  • Neuhausen community on the Fildern and FANUC Robotics Deutschland GmbH, Neuhausen adF, 2008
  • Centro Cultural de la República, Asuncion, Paraguay, 2009
  • Club Aleman, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009
  • Mercedes Benz Center, Moscow, Russia, 2009
  • City Sculpture Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2009
  • Clinic Deaconesses, Salzburg, 2013

honors and awards

Signature of the work of art


  • Stéphane Bern: Diane de France, la princesse rebelle . Editions Flammarion, Paris 2003, ISBN 2-08-067735-7

Web links

Commons : Diane von Württemberg  - Collection of images, videos and audio files