Maria of Prussia (1825–1889)

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Maria of Prussia (1825–1889)

Queen of Bavaria. Name variations: Marie of Prussia. Born Marie Hedwig on October 15, 1825, in Berlin; died at the castle of Hohenschwangau on May 18, 1889; daughter of Mary of Hesse-Homburg (1785–1846) and William (son of Frederick William II, king of Prussia, and Frederica of Hesse ); niece of Frederick William III of Prussia; married her cousin Maximilian II (1811–1864), king of Bavaria (r. 1848–1864), on October 12, 1842; children: Ludwig II (1845–1886), the mad king of Bavaria (r. 1864–1886); Otto (1848–1886), king of Bavaria (r. 1886–1913).