Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught-Strathearn

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Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught-Strathearn Gender: F
Luise Margarete Alexandra Viktoria Agnes
born on 25 July 1860 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Potsdam, Germany, 52n24, 13e04
Timezone LMT m13e04 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 02°23' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 01°50 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 15°22'

Duchess of Connaught-Strathearn Louise Margaret


European royalty, born a German princess, and by marriage a member of the British Royal Family, as the wife of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. She also served as the Viceregal Consort of Canada, when her husband served as the Governor General of Canada from 1911 to 1916.

Her father was Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia (1828–1885), the son of Karl of Prussia (1801–1883) and his wife Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1808–1877). Her mother was Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt (1837–1906), daughter of Leopold IV of Anhalt-Dessau.

On 13 March 1879, Princess Luise Margarete married Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn at St. George's Chapel Windsor. Prince Arthur was the seventh child and third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. They had three children. After her marriage, she was styled Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Connaught and her name was anglicised as Louise Margaret.

The Duchess of Connaught died of influenza and bronchitis at Clarence House on 14 March 1917. She became the first member of the British Royal Family to be cremated.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Altonaer Nachrichten, 27 July 1860, p. 2: "Berlin. vom 26. Juli. Die Prinzessin Friedrich Karl ist gestern Morgen 5 1/2 Uhr im Marmorpalais bei Potsdam von einer Prinzessin glücklich entbunden worden" (Berlin, 26 July. The Princess Friedrich Karl was yesterday morning at 5:30 o'clock in the Marble Palace near Potsdam happily delivered of a princess).

Previously this entry had 8:10 AM but it is likely that the news was transmitted at this time rather than the birth occurring at this time: "Electricity in the Advance of Time," The Times, 28 July 1860, p. 9: "The young Princess was born at 10 minutes past 8 a.m., but the fact was known at Osborne [by direct telegraph] at 5 minutes past 8! This apparent paradox is explained by the difference of longitude of the two places.


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