Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium

Joséphine Charlotte Ingeborg Elisabeth Maria Josepha Margarethe Astrid, Princess of Belgium

Named for her ancestor, Empress Joséphine of France; her godmother, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg; her maternal grandmother, the Duchess of Västergötland, née Princess Ingeborg of Denmark; her paternal grandmother, the Queen of the Belgians, née Elisabeth Duchess in Bavaria; the latter’s mother Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal, and her mother.

Daughter of Léopold III King of the Belgians (1901-1983) by his first wife Astrid Princess of Sweden (1905-1935)

Born: Brussels 11. Oct 1927

Godparents: Charles, Comte de Flandre (paternal uncle) and Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

Married: Luxembourg 9. Apr 1953 Jean Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1921), son of Félix Prince of Bourbon-Parma (1893-1970) and Charlotte Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1896-1985).


Died: Fischbach Castle, Luxembourg 10 Jan 2005 from lung cancer

Buried: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Luxembourg

Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürsten I, Vol XVII, Starke Verlag 2004; Georges Dufoux ”Les Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha. Une dynastie mythique”, Fontainbleau 2000