Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

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Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg Gender: F
Marie-Adélaïde Thérèse Hilda Antonia Wilhelmine
born on 14 June 1894 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Berg, Luxembourg, 49n49, 6e05
Timezone LMT m6e05 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 23°42' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 15°09 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 06°53'

Grand Duchess of Luxembourg Marie-Adélaïde


Luxembourgish Grand Duchess who reigned from 1912 until her abdication in 1919. She was the first Grand Duchess regnant of Luxembourg (after five grand dukes), its first female monarch since Duchess Maria Theresa (1740–1780, who was also Austrian Empress) and the first Luxembourgish monarch to be born within the territory since Count John the Blind (1296–1346).

Named as heir presumptive by her father Grand Duke William (Wëllem) IV in 1907 to prevent a succession crisis due to his lack of a son, Marie-Adélaïde became Grand Duchess upon his death on 25 February 1912. She was aged 17. She ruled through the First World War, and her perceived support for the German occupation forces led to great unpopularity in Luxembourg as well as neighbouring France and Belgium. In 1919, on the advice of Parliament and after enormous pressure from the Luxembourgish people, she abdicated on 14 January 1919 in favour of her younger sister Charlotte who managed to save the monarchy and the dynasty in a national referendum (28 September 1919).

After abdicating, Marie-Adélaïde retired in a monastery in Italy, before leaving due to ill health. She died of influenza in Germany at Schloss Hohenburg in Bavaria on 24 January 1924 at the age of 29.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Gain social status 25 February 1912 (Became Grand Duchess, aged 17)
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  • Death of Father 25 February 1912 (Grand Duke Wilhelm/Wëllem IV)
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  • Work : Lose social status 14 January 1919 (Abdicated)
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Source Notes

Birth certificate (acte n° 11) provided by Sy Scholfield.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Influenza, terminal)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Royal family)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First of six daughters)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Roman Catholic)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Roman Catholic nun)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Nassau-Weilburg, Luxembourg)