Alexandra Amalie, Princess of Bavaria
|born on||26 August 1826 at 17:15 (= 5:15 PM )|
|Place||Aschaffenburg, Germany, 49n59, 9e09|
|Timezone||LMT m9e09 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||02°51' 14°25 Asc. 23°25'|
Bavarian princess, and a member of the House of Wittelsbach who devoted her life to literature.
Alexandra was the eighth child and fifth daughter of King Ludwig I of Bavaria and of his wife Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.
Alexandra never married, and instead was appointed abbess of the Royal Chapter for Ladies of Saint Anne in Munich and Würzburg; this was a religious community specifically for noble ladies.
In 1852 Alexandra began a literary career. Her first book of stories was entitled Weihnachtsrosen (Christmas roses). In 1870 Alexandra produced Das Kindertheater (The children's theatre), a German translation of some French children's plays from Arnaud Berquin's L'ami des enfants.
Notwithstanding her literary accomplishments, Alexandra suffered from a number of psychological eccentricities, including a fixation with cleanliness as well as wearing only white clothes. In her early twenties, she notably developed a delusion that as a child she had swallowed a grand piano made of glass, which remained inside her.
Alexandra died on 21 September 1875, aged 49, at Schloss Nymphenburg.
- child->parent relationship with Ludwig I, King of Bavaria (born 25 August 1786)
- sibling relationship with Adalbert, Prince of Bavaria (1828) (born 19 July 1828)
- sibling relationship with Adelgunde Auguste, Princess of Bavaria (born 19 March 1823)
- sibling relationship with Hildegard, Princess of Bavaria (born 10 June 1825)
- sibling relationship with Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria (born 12 March 1821)
- sibling relationship with Mathilde Caroline, Grand Duchess of Hesse (born 30 August 1813)
- sibling relationship with Maximilian II, King of Bavaria (born 28 November 1811)
- sibling relationship with Otto, King of Greece (born 1 June 1815)
Sy Scholfield quotes from "Sammlung der im Gebiete der inneren Staats-Verwaltung des Königreichs Bayern bestehenden Verordnungen: Aus amtlichen Quellen geschöpft und systematisch geordnet. König und Königl. Familie und Organisation der Verwaltungstellen und Behörden, Volume 2" by Georg Ferdinand Döllinger (1835), p. 106: "am 26. d. M. [August 1826] Abends 5¼ Uhr zu Aschaffenburg von einer gesunden Prinzessin glücklich entbunden worden" (translation: On the 26th [August, 1826] at five-fifteen o'clock in the evening at Aschaffenburg, a healthy princess was happily delivered)...
... and from "Allgemeine Zeitung München," 1826, p. 972: "Zu München ging am 28 Aug. Abends die höchst erfreuliche Nachricht ein, daß Ihre Maj. die Königin von Bayern am 26 Abends um 5 1/2 Uhr zu Aschaffenburg von einer Prinzessin glüklich entbunden worden ist" (translation: On the 28th of August, the most delightful news came to Munich, that the Queen of Bavaria, on the 26th, in the evening at five-thirty, was happily delivered of a princess at Aschaffenburg).
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
- Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
- Family : Parenting : Kids none
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Vocation : Writers : Translator
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Wittelsbach)