Louise of Belgium

Louise Marie Amélie, Princess of Belgium

Named for her paternal grandmother, Queen Louise of the Belgians, and the latter's mother, Queen Marie Amélie of the French.

Daughter of Leopold II King of the Belgians (1836-1909) by his wife Marie Henriette, Archduchess of Austria (1836-1902).

Born: Brussels 18. Feb 1858

Married: Brussels 4. Feb 1875 (div. 1906) Philipp, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844-1921), her second cousin, son of August, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1818-1881) by his wife Clémentine, Princess d’Orléans (1817-1907).


Died: Wiesbaden 1. Mar 1924

Buried: Südfriedhof, Wiesbaden

Georges Dufoux ”Les Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha. Une dynastie mythique”, Fontainbleau 2000; Detlev Schwennicke “Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folge” Vol I.1; Vittorio Klostermann, 2005