Elisabeth Ludovika, Queen Consort of Prussia

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Elisabeth Ludovika, Queen Consort of Prussia Gender: F
born on 13 November 1801 at 16:15 (= 4:15 PM )
Place Munich, Germany, 48n08, 11e34
Timezone LMT m11e34 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 20°50' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 27°05 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 19°05'

Queen Consort of Prussia Elisabeth Ludovika


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.

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Source Notes

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)