Elisabeth Ludovika, Queen Consort of Prussia
|born on||13 November 1801 at 16:15 (= 4:15 PM )|
|Place||Munich, Germany, 48n08, 11e34|
|Timezone||LMT m11e34 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||20°50' 27°05 Asc. 19°05'|
German royalty, a Princess of Bavaria and later Queen consort of Prussia.
Elisabeth was the daughter of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and his Queen Friederike Karoline Wilhelmine Margravine of Baden. She was the identical twin sister of Queen Amalie of Saxony, consort of King John I of Saxony, and sister of Archduchess Sophie of Austria; as well as Ludovika, Duchess in Bavaria, mother of Franz Josef's consort, Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sisi), who was Elisabeth's godchild and namesake.
On 29 November 1823, she married the future King Frederick William IV of Prussia. Becoming Queen consort of Prussia in 1840, she was never without influence in Prussian politics, where she was active in preserving the close friendship between Prussia and the Austrian Empire.
After her husband's death on 2 January 1861, Elisabeth lived quietly at her seats at Sanssouci, Charlottenburg, and Stolzenfels and dedicated herself to charity work in memory of her late husband. Her brother-in-law, Emperor Wilhelm I of Germany, held her in high regard as a true friend.
During a visit to her sister, Queen Amalie of Saxony, Elisabeth died on 14 December 1873 in Dresden.
- child->parent relationship with Maximilian I, King of Bavaria (born 27 May 1756)
- spouse relationship with Friedrich Wilhelm IV, King of Prussia (born 15 October 1795)
- sibling relationship with Amalie Auguste, Queen of Saxony (born 13 November 1801). Notes: Identical twin
- sibling relationship with Karl Theodor, Prince of Bavaria (born 7 July 1795). Notes: Half-sibling
- sibling relationship with Ludovika, Princess of Bavaria (born 30 August 1808)
- sibling relationship with Ludwig I, King of Bavaria (born 25 August 1786). Notes: Half-sibling
- sibling relationship with Maria Anna, Queen Consort of Saxony (born 27 January 1805)
- sibling relationship with Sophie Friederike, Princess of Bavaria (born 27 January 1805)
Sy Scholfield quotes a photograph of the birth record (written in Latin: "primo quadrante past horam quartam pomeridia": first quarter past 4 in the afternoon) in "Elisabeth von Preussen: Königin in der Zeit des AusMÄRZens" by Dorothea Minkels (BoD – Books on Demand, 2007), p. 6. On the same page the author states:
"In der Münchner Residenz stellte man am 13. November 1801 nach der Geburt ihrer Zwillinge um Viertel nach 4 Uhr nachmittags fest, . . . Die ältere der Zwillinge wurde Elisabeth Ludovika genannt nach ihrer Taufpatin Tante Luise."
[Translation: In their Munich Residence on 13 November 1801 twins were born at a quarter past 4 o'clock in the afternoon; . . . The older of the twins was named Elisabeth Ludovica after her godmother, Aunt Louise].
- Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Identical twin)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Wittelsbach)