Today in History - January 26th. 1631- Louis Frederick, Duke of Württemberg-Montbéliard

Louis Frederick of Württemberg-Montbéliard was born on January 29th. 1586
as the 5th child of Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg and Sibylla of Anhalt.

Louis Frederick, Duke of Württemberg-Montbéliard - Source picture: Wikipedia


On May 28th. 1617, Louis Frederick agreed with his older brother,
Duke John Frederick, to divide the possessions of Württemberg.
Louis Frederick received the possessions on the left bank of the Rhine:
Montbéliard, Riquewihr and Horburg.

Louis Frederick married twice.

1/ Elisabeth Magdalene of Hesse-Darmstadt on July 14th. 1617.
They would have 3 children.

2/ Anna Eleonora of Nassau-Weilburg-Saarbrücken on May 15th. 1625.
They also would have 3 children.

On July 28th. 1828, Duke John Frederick died and Louis Frederick moved
to Stuttgart to act as regent for his nephew Eberhard III. This period wasn't
a great success because Württemberg lost a third of his possessions.

Louis Frederick died on January 26th. 1631 at the age of 44.