Louise of the Netherlands (1828–1871)

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article
views updated

Louise of the Netherlands (1828–1871)

Queen of Sweden. Name variations: Louise of Orange-Nassau; Lovisa; Louise of Nassau or Louise von Nassau. Born on August 5, 1828, at The Hague, Netherlands; died on March 30, 1871, in Stockholm, Sweden; daughter of Frederick Orange-Nassau (1797–1881, son of William I of the Netherlands) and Louise (1808–1870, daughter of Louise of Prussia ); married Karl XV also known as Charles XV (1826–1872), king of Sweden (r. 1859–1872), on June 19, 1850; children: Louise of Sweden (1851–1926); Charles Oscar (b. 1852).