Today in History - May 17th. 1889 - Marie of Prussia (Queen of Bavaria)

Princess Marie of Prussia was born on October 15th. 1825 in the City Castle of
Berlin (Germany).


Princess Marie of Prussia - Source picture: Wikipedia

Her parents were Prince Wilhelm of Prussia ( a younger brother of King
Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia) and his wife Landgravine
Marie Anne of Hesse-Homburg.

Marie was considered as a wife of Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
but she married on October 12th. 1842 Crown Prince and later
Maximilian II, King of Bavaria. They had 2 children together:
1/ Ludwig II
2/ Otto I

Marie had a great social engagement as queen of Bavaria.
She reactivated the Women's Association. Later the Bavarian Red Cross
was founded as result of this charity movement.

Maria of Prussia, Queen Consort of Bavaria died on May 17th. 1889
@ the Hohenschwangau Castle.

She is buried in the Theatine Church in Munich.

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