Viktoria von Hessen-Rotenburg

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Anna Viktoria Maria Christina von Hessen-Rotenburg (born February 25, 1728 in Rotenburg an der Fulda , † July 1, 1792 in Paris ) was a princess of Hesse and by marriage Princess of Soubise. Her husband was the French officer and statesman.


Viktoria was born in Rotenburg an der Fulda as the daughter of Hereditary Prince Joseph of Hesse-Rotenburg, and his wife Christine nee. born of Salm. She was the oldest of four children.

On December 23, 1745 she married Charles de Rohan, prince de Soubise , in Rohan Castle in Saverne . He was head of a branch line of the House of Rohan , which had the rank of " Prince étranger " at the court of Versailles .

Her husband was widowed twice. In his first marriage he was with Anne Marie Louise de La Tour d'Auvergne, daughter of Emmanuel Théodose de La Tour d'Auvergne (1722–1739), and in his second marriage with Princess Anne Thérese of Savoyen-Carignan , daughter of Victor Amadeus, prince de Carignan (1717–1745), married. Viktoria therefore had two stepdaughters: Charlotte, who later became Princesse de Condé, and Madame de Guéméné, the governess of the children of Louis XVI. has been.

Her cousins ​​were Viktor Amadeus III. and the tragic Princess Marie-Louise of Savoy-Carignan .

Like her husband, she had several lovers. 1757 she was on the orders of Louis XV. Arrested in Tournai for allegedly stealing 900,000 livres worth of jewels from her husband in order to escape with her lover, Monsieur de Laval-Montmorency.

The couple separated. They had no children and Victoria died five years after her husband.

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Leo van de Pas: Victoire de Hesse . In: Genealogics .org . Retrieved May 5, 2010.