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Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth

Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth

Spouse Friedrich Josias, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1942–1946)
Richard Whitten (1947–2001)
Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Victoria Astrid Whitten
Full name
Victoria-Louise Frederica Caroline Mathilde
German: Viktoria-Luise Friederike Karoline Mathilde
House House of Solms-Baruth
House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Father Count Hans of Solms-Baruth
Mother Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Born (1921-03-13)13 March 1921
Schloss Casel, Casel, Weimar Republic
Died 1 March 2003(2003-03-01) (aged 81)
Louisiana, United States

Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth (Christened as Countess Viktoria-Luise Friederike Karoline Mathilde of Solms-Baruth; 13 March 1921 – 1 March 2003)

Early life

Countess Viktoria-Luise was born at Schloss Casel in Casel, Weimar Republic. Her parents were Count Hans of Solms-Baruth and Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Her maternal grandparents were Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.


On 25 January 1942, Viktoria-Louise married her first cousin (by virtue of their common maternal grandparents) Prince Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the youngest child of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg at the Pfarr- und Patronatskirche Kasel. She and Friedrich Josias divorced on 19 September 1946.[1]

They had one child:

She married, secondly, Richard Whitten on 6 November 1947 at Steinwänd bei Werfen, Austria. They were remarried in a religious ceremony on 14 February 1948 at San Francisco, California.[1]

They had one child:

  • Victoria Astrid Solms Whitten (b. Salzburg, Austria, 23 August 1948)


References and sources

  • Victoria Louise Frederica Caroline Matildhe Gräfin zu Solms-Baruth
  • Genealogics - Leo van de Pas: Gräfin Viktoria-Luise zu Solms-Baruth
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