German Female Historical Personalities

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Anne of Cleves
(Former Queen Consort of England (January 1540 - July 1540))
Anne of Cleves
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Birthdate: September 22, 1515
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: July 16, 1557

Anne of Cleves was the Queen of England for 6 months in 1540, as the fourth wife of King Henry VIII. Their unconsummated marriage deprived led to the annulment of the marriage, following which she received a settlement and came to be known as the King's Beloved Sister.

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Alexandra Feodorovna
(Empress Consort of Russia (1894 - 1917))
Alexandra Feodorovna
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Birthdate: June 6, 1872
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: July 17, 1918

Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Emperor Nicholas II, was the last Russian tsarina and reigned from 1894 to 1917. She suffered from hemophilia. Alexandra and her entire family were murdered by the Bolshevik revolutionaries. In 2000, the Russian Orthodox Church canonized her as Saint Alexandra the Passion Bearer.

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Victoria, Princess Royal
(German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1888))
Victoria, Princess Royal
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Birthdate: November 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 5, 1901

Victoria, Princess Royal was the Queen of Prussia and German Empress from 9 March 1888 to 15 June 1888. Victoria, Princess Royal had an opportunity to influence the German Empire's policy, but the death of her husband German Emperor Frederick III, just 99 days after his accession, ruined her opportunity. Victoria has been portrayed in several movies and TV series.

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Empress Matilda
(Former Holy Roman Empress (1114 - 1125))
Empress Matilda
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Birthdate: February 7, 1102
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sutton Courtenay, England
Died: September 10, 1167

Empress Matilda was the daughter of King Henry I of England and one of the claimants to the throne of England during the 'Anarchy'. Her participation in the civil war and tales of bravery have been the subject of historical fiction. She has also been depicted in films, stage shows, and TV series.

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Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia
(Former Duchess Consort of Brunswick (1913 - 1918))
Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia
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Birthdate: September 13, 1892
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: December 11, 1980

The only daughter of German emperor Wilhelm II, Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia became II Guard Hussar Regiment’s colonel-in-chief. She later became the Duchess consort of Brunswick by her marriage to Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick. Her memoirs were collated and published as The Kaiser’s Daughter.

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Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
(Former Queen Consort of the United Kingdom and Hanover (1830 - 1837))
Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
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Birthdate: August 13, 1792
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Meiningen, Germany
Died: December 2, 1849

The queen consort of the UK and Hanover by her marriage to King William IV, Adelaide was also the daughter of George I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. She miscarried twice and lost 2 more children as infants, and the royal throne eventually went to Princess Alexandrina Victoria, who later ruled as Queen Victoria.

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Claude of France
(French Princess and Former Duchess Consort of Lorraine (1559 - 1575))
Claude of France
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Birthdate: November 12, 1547
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fontainebleau, France
Died: February 21, 1575

French princess Claude of France, who was the daughter of King Henry II of France, later became the duchess consort of Lorraine by her marriage to Charles III, Duke of Lorraine. She is known to have suffered from a club foot and a hunchback, traits she inherited from her mother, Catherine de' Medici.

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Sophia of Prussia
(Princess of Prussia and Former Queen consort of the Hellenes (1913 - 1917))
Sophia of Prussia
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Birthdate: June 14, 1870
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Palace, Potsdam, Germany
Died: January 13, 1932

The daughter of German emperor Frederick III, Princess Sophia of Prussia was also one of the granddaughters of Queen Victoria through her mother. She later became the queen consort of the Hellenes by her marriage to King Constantine I of Greece. Following the National Schism, she spent her life in exile.

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Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine
(German Princess Who Married Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia and Eventually Became a Nun)
Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine
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Birthdate: November 1, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bessungen, Darmstadt, Germany
Died: July 18, 1918

Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine was a princess of the House of Hesse-Darmstadt and one of the granddaughters of Queen Victoria. She later married Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia and became well-known for her philanthropic activities. Following her husband’s murder, she became a nun and established a Moscow-based convent.

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Frederica of Hanover
(German Princess and Former Queen Consort of the Hellenes (1947 - 1964))
Frederica of Hanover
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Birthdate: April 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blankenburg, Germany
Died: February 6, 1981

Frederica, princess of Hanover, Great Britain, Ireland, and Brunswick-Lüneburg, later became the Queen consort of the Hellenes, by her marriage to King Paul of Greece. Following the fall of the Greek monarchy, and the rise of a democratic republic, she was exiled in Spain, where she died following a cataract surgery.

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Brunhild
(Norse Mythological Figure Known for Her Beauty and Heroic Strength)
Brunhild
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Birthplace: Germany

Part of Germanic heroic literature and Norse mythology Brunhild was an Amazon-like princess who appears in works such as the epic Nibelungenlied and the Völsunga saga. Also described as a Valkyrie in some texts, she appears to have caused the death of a suitor who won her for someone else by deception.

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Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine
(German Princess and Later Duchess of Orléans by Her Marriage to Philippe I, Duke of Orléans)
Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine
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Birthdate: May 27, 1652
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Heidelberg Castle, Heidelberg, Electoral Palatinate, Holy Roman Empire
Died: December 8, 1722

German princess Elizabeth Charlotte, also known as Madame Palatine, became the duchess of Orléans as the second wife of Philippe I, Duke of Orléans. Interestingly, she converted from Protestantism to Catholicism just to get married to Philippe I. An ancestress of several royal families, she was also known as the Grandmother of Europe.

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Louise of Hesse-Kassel
(Queen Consort of Denmark from 1863 to 1898)
Louise of Hesse-Kassel
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Birthdate: September 7, 1817
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kassel, Electorate of Hesse, German Confederation
Died: September 29, 1898

Louise of Hesse-Kassel was the Queen consort of Denmark from 1863 until her demise in 1898. Although she did not take an active part in state affairs, Louise's intelligence, psychological strength, and judgment were of prime importance as King Christian IX was dependent on these qualities of his wife. She also supported 26 different charitable organizations during her reign.

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Sophia Dorothea of Celle
(Electoral Princess of Hanover Who Was Imprisoned by Her Husband, George I of Great Britain for Infidelity)
Sophia Dorothea of Celle
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Birthdate: September 15, 1666
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Celle, Germany
Died: November 13, 1726

The only child of George William, the duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Celle, Sophia Dorothea got married to George Louis, the future King George I of Great Britain, who was also her cousin. She was imprisoned in the castle of Ahlden for infidelity for 32 years and eventually died in captivity.

Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt
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Birthdate: June 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ballenstedt, Germany
Died: May 22, 1983
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Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: August 11, 1086
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Goslar, Germany
Died: May 23, 1125
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Hermine Reuss of Greiz
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Birthdate: December 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greiz, Principality of Reuss-Greiz, German Empire
Died: August 7, 1947
Princess Alexandrine of Baden
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Birthdate: December 6, 1820
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: December 20, 1904
Princess Ludovika of Bavaria
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Birthdate: August 30, 1808
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: January 25, 1892
Lady May Abel Smith
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Birthdate: January 23, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Claremont, Esher, Surrey
Died: May 29, 1994
Charlotte, Princess Royal
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Birthdate: September 29, 1766
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buckingham House, London, England
Died: October 5, 1828
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Maria of Yugoslavia
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Birthdate: January 6, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gotha, Germany
Died: June 22, 1961
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Isabeau of Bavaria
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Birthdate: 1370 AD
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: September 24, 1435
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Isabella of Portugal
(Former Holy Roman Empress (1530 - 1539))
Isabella of Portugal
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Birthdate: October 24, 1503
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: May 1, 1539

Isabella of Portugal was Holy Roman Empress and Queen consort of Italy by her marriage to Emperor Charles V. She also served as the Queen consort of Spain, Queen of the Romans, and Lady of the Netherlands from 1526 to 1539. Due to Emperor Charles V's constant travels, she was  the regent of Spain and under her regency Spain was quite prosperous .

Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
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Birthdate: July 20, 1835
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Langenburg, Germany
Died: January 25, 1900
Archduchess Gisela of Austria
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Birthdate: July 12, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Laxenburg, Austria
Died: July 27, 1932
Sophia Dorothea of Hanover
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Birthdate: March 16, 1687
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanover, Principality of Calenberg
Died: June 28, 1757
Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia
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Birthdate: July 25, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany
Died: March 14, 1917
Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Birthdate: April 20, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eastwell Park, Kent, England
Died: July 13, 1966
Princess Thyra of Denmark
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Birthdate: September 29, 1853
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yellow Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: February 26, 1933
Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein
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Birthdate: August 12, 1872
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cumberland Lodge, Old Windsor
Died: December 8, 1956
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Victoria of Baden
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Birthdate: August 7, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Died: April 4, 1930
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Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
(Queen of Prussia and the wife of King Frederick William III)
Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
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Birthdate: March 10, 1776
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: July 19, 1810
Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont
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Birthdate: February 17, 1861
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Arolsen, Germany
Died: September 1, 1922
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Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine
(Princess of Hesse and by Rhine Who Became the Princess of Prussia by Marriage to Prince Henry)
Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine
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Birthdate: July 11, 1866
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Palace, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, German Empire
Died: November 11, 1953

The third daughter of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, and Princess Alice of the UK, Princess Irene lost 2 of her sisters, Ella and Alix, to the Bolsheviks. She and her husband, Prince Henry of Prussia, were named The Very Amiables, because of their polite nature.

Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Birthdate: September 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Rödental, Germany
Died: April 16, 1942
Princess Viktoria of Prussia
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Birthdate: April 12, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Palace, Potsdam, Germany
Died: November 13, 1929
Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia
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Birthdate: May 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 8, 1967
Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine
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Birthdate: May 24, 1874
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: November 16, 1878
Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont
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Birthdate: August 2, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Arolsen Castle, Arolsen, Germany
Died: March 20, 1934
Nadejda Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven
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Birthdate: March 28, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cannes, France
Died: January 22, 1963
Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen
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Birthdate: May 12, 1879
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: August 26, 1945
Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony
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Birthdate: 1156
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 28, 1189
Princess Josephine Charlotte of Belgium
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Birthdate: October 11, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Died: January 10, 2005
Princess Augusta of Cambridge
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Birthdate: July 19, 1822
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palace of Montbrillant, Hanover
Died: December 5, 1916
Princess Antonia, Duchess of Wellington
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Birthdate: April 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
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Birthdate: September 30, 1811
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Weimar, Germany
Died: January 7, 1890
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Elizabeth Alexeievna
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Birthdate: January 24, 1779
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Baden
Died: May 16, 1826
Maria Anna of Neuburg
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Birthdate: October 28, 1667
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Benrath Palace, Düsseldorf, Electoral Palatinate
Died: July 16, 1740
Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine
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Birthdate: March 11, 1895
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: November 16, 1903