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1667-1695
Duchess Ludwika Karolina
1667-1695

Duchess Ludwika Karolina

1667-1695

Duchess Ludwika Karolina was born on February 27, 1667. Before his death her father, Bogusław Radziwiłł, left a will appointing her 11 custodians and tutors. On October 28, 1680, the duchess was engaged to the Margrave Louis of Brandenburg, brother of Brandenburg Elector Friedrich III. The couple married on January 7, 1681.

 

The duchess was an ardent believer and supporter of Evangelical Reformist Church. She established a scholarship fund at the universties in Königsberg, Frankfurt (Oder) and Berlin for 12 young men who chose to study theoology.

 

Margrave Louis died on March 28, 1687. Many noblemen were seeking her hand in marriage. Prince Jacob, son of Polish-Lithuanian King Jan Kasimir III, was among them. However, Liudvika Karolina married Charles III Philip, the Count of Palatinate-Neuburg.

 

The Duchess Ludwika Karolina died on March 25, 1695 in Brzeg, Silesia.  She is buried there. She and Charles III Philip had four children. Only one daugther survived Elizabeth Auguste Sophie. The daugther later  married Joseph Charles of Sulbach, the Count of Palatinate-Sulzbach.


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