The Info List - Amalia Of Nassau-Dietz

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Princess Amalia of Nassau-Dietz (Anna Charlotte Amalie; 23 October [O.S. 13 October] 1710 – 18 September 1777) was the wife of Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Baden-Durlach, and mother of Charles Frederick, the first Grand Duke of Baden. Life[edit] Anna Charlotte Amalia was the only daughter of Johan Willem Friso of Nassau-Dietz (after 1702 Prince of Orange) and his wife, Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel. She grew up in Friesland and spoke West Frisian herself. After her marriage to Friedrich of Baden-Durlach in 1727 she moved to Durlach. During her pregnancies, Amalia tyrannized her servants, and because of the princess's many tantrums, rumors circulated at the court of Durlach that she was mentally ill. Friedrich died on 26 March 1732, shortly after the birth of their second child. As further evidence of her alleged mental illness, it was charged that she shed no tears at the sight of her husband's corpse. Her father-in-law, Margrave Karl III Wilhelm, did not want Amalia influencing the new crown prince Karl Friedrich; though mother and son continued to live in Karlsburg Castle in Durlach, Amalia lived the rest of her life in a separate apartment in the castle, shielded from the outside world. The education of her two sons, Karl Friedrich and Wilhelm Ludwig, was taken over by her mother-in-law, Magdalena Wilhelmine of Württemberg. Marriage and children[edit] In 1727 Amalia married Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Baden-Durlach (1703–1732). They had two sons:

Charles Frederick (1728–1811) William Louis (1732–1788)


Ancestors of Princess Amalia of Nassau-Dietz

16. Ernst Casimir I of Nassau-Dietz

8. William Frederick, Count of Nassau-Dietz

17. Sophia Hedwig of Brunswick-Lüneburg

4. Henry Casimir II, Count of Nassau-Dietz

18. Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (=22)

9. Princess Albertine Agnes of Nassau

19. Amalia of Solms-Braunfels (=23)

2. John William Friso, Prince of Orange

20. John Casimir, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau

10. John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau

21. Agnes of Hesse-Kassel

5. Princess Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau

22. Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (=18)

11. Princess Henriette Catherine of Nassau

23. Amalia of Solms-Braunfels (=19)

1. Amalia of Nassau-Dietz

24. William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel

12. William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel

25. Amalie Elisabeth of Hanau-Münzenberg

6. Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel

26. George William, Elector of Brandenburg (=30)

13. Margravine Hedwig Sophia of Brandenburg

27. Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate (=31)

3. Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel

28. Wilhelm Kettler, Duke of Courland

14. Jacob, Duke of Courland

29. Duchess Sophie of Prussia

7. Princess Maria Amalia of Courland

30. George William, Elector of Brandenburg (=26)

15. Margravine Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg

31. Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate (=27)

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 221186066 GND: 1017917434 B