History - On This Day - June 25th. 1797 - Duke Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg

Duke Friedrich Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg was born on June 25th. 1797
in Bad Carlsruhe, (then a place in the Kingdom of Prussia, now renamed as
Pokój, a place in south-western Poland).



Family

His parents were Duke Eugen of Württemberg and
Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern.

Duke Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg was a nephew of
Frederick of Württemberg, the first King of Württemberg.

Travels

Between 1822 and 1824, Duke Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg undertook
some expeditions to Cuba and North America.

There he kept a diary in which he described the places he visited.

Love and Marriage

On April 17th. 1827, Duke Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg married
Princess Maria Sophia of Thurn und Taxis in Regensburg.

They would have one son. However their marriage ended in a divorce
on May 2nd. 1835.

Castle

After her divorce, Princess Maria Sophia of Thurn und Taxis acquired
the Württembergische Palais in Regenburg. There she spent the rest of
her life.

Duke Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg lived at Schloss Mergentheim.
Later he gave the order to build a new Palace in Bad Carlsruhe.
This palace was called the Palais Paulusburg.
Unfortunately this wasn't finished until the year of his death.

Death

Duke Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg died on November 25th. 1860.


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