Wëllem IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

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Wëllem IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg Gender: M
Wilhelm Alexander
born on 22 April 1852 at 17:30 (= 5:30 PM )
Place Wiesbaden-Biebrich, Germany, 50n05, 8e14
Timezone LMT m8e14 (is local mean time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 02°41' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 08°16 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 16°46'

Grand Duke of Luxembourg Wëllem IV


Luxembourgish Grand Duke who reigned from 17 November 1905 until his death. Wëllem (German: Wilhelm, English: William, French: Guillaume) succeeded his father, Adolphe.

At the death of his uncle, Prince Nikolaus-Wilhelm in 1905, the only other legitimate male in the House of Nassau-Weilburg was Wëllem's cousin, Georg Nikolaus, Count of Merenberg, the product of a morganatic marriage. So in 1907, Wëllem declared the Counts of Merenberg non-dynastic, naming his own eldest daughter Marie-Adélaïde (1894–1924) as heir presumptive to the grand ducal throne. She became Luxembourg's first reigning grand duchess upon her father's death in 1912, and upon her own abdication in 1919, was succeeded by her younger sister Charlotte (1896–1985). Charlotte's descendants reign until the present day.

On 21 June 1893 in Fischhorn Castle, Zell am See, Wëllem married Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal, daughter of the Usurper Miguel of Portugal and Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg. The couple had six daughters.

Wëllem was the last monarch of Luxembourg to die whilst still on the throne. He died on 25 February 1912, aged 59, at Berg Castle.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 21 June 1893 (Infanta Maria Ana of Portugal)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Schwäbischer Merkur, 23 April 1852, p. 1: "Wiesbaden den 22. April, 6 Uhr Abends. Ein Ertrablatt zur Nass. Allg. Ztg. lautet: Wir können das freudige Ereigniß verkünden, daß Ihre Hoh. die Frau Herzogin Adelheid ihrem hohen Gemahl und dem Lande einen Erbprinzen geschenkt habe, und sich, wie versichert wird, des befriedigendsten Wohlsehns erfreue."

Translation: Wiesbaden, 22 April, 6pm. An extract from the Nassau Zeitung. "We can proclaim the joyous event that our Highness, Madame Duchess Adelheid has given his Highness her husband and her country a hereditary prince, and that, as assured, she enjoyed the most satisfactory well-being."


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (18 years)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six daughters)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Nassau-Weilburg, Luxembourg)