Elisabeth of Urach

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Wedding of Elisabeth Fürstin von Urach, Countess von Württemberg and Prince Karl Aloys von und zu Liechtenstein

Elisabeth Auguste Marie Florestine Luise, Princess of Urach, Countess of Württemberg , married Princess von und zu Liechtenstein (born August 23, 1894 at Lichtenstein Castle ; † October 13, 1962 in Frauenthal / Styria ) was the wife of Prince Karl Aloys von und zu Liechtenstein .


Elisabeth Fürstin von Urach was the second daughter of Duke Wilhelm Karl von Urach (1864–1928) and his first wife Amalie Marie nee. Duchess in Bavaria (1865–1912). She went to the Catholic Higher Daughter School until 1909 and then to the Königin-Charlotte-Gymnasium in Stuttgart until 1911/12 . After her mother died in May 1912, she ran her father's household, which was located in a palace on Neckarstrasse in Stuttgart, and took over the upbringing of her younger siblings . The fortune of the father's household in 1914 amounted to about eight million marks with an annual income of 360,000 marks.

Prince Joachim of Prussia (1890–1920), the youngest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II , freed for her in 1913 without success. Duke Wilhelm and Princess Elisabeth rejected the Protestant courtship because they insisted that their later children should be raised Catholic.

During the First World War , Princess Elisabeth had extensive correspondence with her father, who served with the rank of lieutenant general and commander of the 26th Infantry Division in France, Russia and Serbia. The letters between Duke Wilhelm and his daughter Elisabeth are now in the Stuttgart State Archives . Since her father's election as King Mindaugas II of Lithuania, from July 11, 1918 until the November Revolution , she was considered the future princess of this country.

In 1921 she married in a civil registry office on March 31st in Stuttgart and in church on April 5th in Tegernsee Prince Karl Aloys von und zu Liechtenstein (1878–1955), a son of Alfred and Henriette von und zu Liechtenstein . Before the end of the monarchy in Austria-Hungary, Prince Karl Aloys was Imperial and Royal Rittmeister and from 1918 to 1920 provisional provincial administrator of the Principality of Liechtenstein , which corresponded to the function of head of government. On April 5, 1921, the church wedding took place in Tegernsee . They had four children:

  • Wilhelm Alfred (1922-2006)
  • Maria Josepha (1923-2005)
  • Franziska (1930-2006)
  • Wolfgang (* 1934)

She found her final resting place in the princely crypt in Vaduz .


Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Nicola Wurthmann: Elisabeth Fürstin von Urach Countess of Württemberg - biography and inventory.
  2. ^ Rudolf Martin: Yearbook of the wealth and income of the millionaires in Württemberg and Hohenzollern , Berlin 1914, p. 8
  3. List of Government Members of the Principality of Liechtenstein 1862–2012 ( Memento of June 18, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 56 kB)