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Countess of Flanders

Countess of Flanders

A carte-de-visite portrait of the Countess of Flanders.

Born Princess Marie Luise of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen in 1845, she was a daughter of Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and Princess Josephine of Baden.

On 25 April 1867 she married Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders, second son of King Léopold I of Belgium and Louise-Marie of Orléans. The couple had five children, one of whom became King Albert I of Belgium in 1909.

Marie Luise died in Belgium in 1912, at the age of 67. She was buried in the Church of Our Lady of Laeken.

Photographed by Ghémar Frères of Brussels.


Code: 126253
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