Marie Louise (1872–1956)

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Marie Louise (1872–1956)

Princess. Name variations: Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein. Born Franziska Josepha Louise Augusta Marie Christiana Helena on August 12, 1872, in Windsor, Berkshire, England; died on December 8, 1956, in London; daughter of Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg and Helena (1846–1923, daughter of Queen Victoria); married Prince Aribert of Anhalt, on July 6, 1891 (marriage annulled, 1900).

Marie Louise was born in England in 1872, the daughter of Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg and Princess Helena , daughter of Queen Victoria . After her marriage to Prince Aribert of Anhalt was annulled, Princess Marie Louise returned to England and devoted her life to charitable and artistic causes; she was heavily involved in the creation of Queen Mary of Teck 's Dolls' House. Her autobiography My Memories of Six Reigns was published in 1956.