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Karl Friedrich Alexander (Charles of Württemberg)

Born: 1823 AD
Died: 1891 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: King, Monarch


1823 - Charles of Württemberg, Karl Friedrich Alexander born on the 6th of March at Stuttgart, as HRH Charles Frederick Alexander, Crown Prince of Württemberg the son of William I, King of Württemberg and his third wife Pauline of Württemberg. He was the third King of Württemberg.

1846 - Married Olga Nikolayevna of Russia, daughter of Tsar Nicholas I and Charlotte of Prussia on the 13th of July. Charlotte was a daughter of Frederick William III of Prussia and Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She took the name Alexandra upon her marriage.

1864 - Acceded to his father's throne, making Olga Queen of Württemberg.

1870 - Adopted Olga's niece Vera Konstantinova, the daughter of her brother Grand Duke Konstantin.

1871 - Under Charles' leadership, Württemberg became, part of the German Empire.

1888 - Became the object of scandal several times for his closeness with various men. The most notorious of these was the American Charles Woodcock, a former chamberlain whom Karl elevated to Baron Savage.

1891 - He died, childless, at Stuttgart on the 6th of October, and was succeeded as King of Württemberg by his agnatic cousin, his sister's son, William II of Württemberg. He rests, together with his wife, in the Old Castle in Stuttgart.



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