Sophia of Wurttemberg (1818–1877)

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Sophia of Wurttemberg (1818–1877)

Queen of the Netherlands. Born Sophie Frederica Mathilde on June 17, 1818, in Stuttgart, Germany; died on June 3, 1877, at Het Loo, Apeldoorn; daughter of Catherine of Russia (1788–1819) and William I (b. 1781), king of Wurttemberg (r. 1816–1864); became first wife of William III (1817–1890), king of the Netherlands (r. 1849–1890), on June 18, 1839; children: William Nicholas (1840–1879); Maurice (1843–1850); Alexander (1851–1884). Following the death of Sophia of Wurttemberg in 1877, William III married Emma of Waldeck , mother of Queen Wilhelmina , in 1879.