Princess Sophie of Saxony
|Princess Sophie of Saxony|
|Duchess Sophie in Bavaria|
15 March 1845|
Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony
9 March 1867 21) (aged|
Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria
|Spouse||Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria|
|Issue||Amalie, Duchess of Urach|
|Father||John of Saxony|
|Mother||Amalie Auguste of Bavaria|
Princess Sophie Maria Friederike Auguste Leopoldine Alexandrine Ernestine Albertine Elisabeth of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony (Full German name: Prinzessin Sophie Maria Friederike Auguste Leopoldine Alexandrine Ernestine Albertine Elisabeth von Sachsen, Herzogin zu Sachsen) (15 March 1845, Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony – 9 March 1867, Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria) was the eighth and youngest child of John of Saxony and his wife Amalie Auguste of Bavaria and a younger sister of Albert of Saxony and George of Saxony. Through her marriage to Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria, Sophie was a member of the House of Wittelsbach and a Duchess in Bavaria.
Marriage and issue
Sophie married Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria, fifth child and third-eldest son of Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria and his wife Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, on 11 February 1865 in Dresden. Sophie and Karl-Theodor had one child:
- Duchess Amalie in Bavaria (24 December 1865 – 26 May 1912)
Illness and death
Childbirth caused severe respiratory problems for Sophie, which progressively weakened her, although she managed to recover. However, a year later she contracted a severe case of influenza that she could not overcome. Sophie died shortly before her 22nd birthday on 9 March 1867 and was interred at Tegernsee Abbey.
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 15 March 1845 – 11 February 1865: Her Royal Highness Princess Sophie of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony
- 11 February 1865 – 9 March 1867: Her Royal Highness Duchess Sophie in Bavaria, Princess and Duchess of Saxony
- Erika Bestenreiner. The Empress Sissi. Milan, Mondadori, 2003.