LOUISE [AUGUSTE WILHELMINE AMALIE LUISE] (1776-1810) ,
See also:queen of Prussia, was
See also:born on the loth of
See also:March 1776 in Hanover, where her
See also:Charles of
See also:Strelitz, was
See also:field-marshal of the
See also:brigade . Her
See also:mother was a princess of Hesse-
See also:Darmstadt . In 1793 Louise met at
See also:Frankfort the
See also:crown prince of Prussia, afterwards
See also:William III., who was so fascinated by her beauty, and by the nobleness of her character, that he asked her to become his wife . They were married on the 24th of
See also:December of the same
See also:year . As queen of Prussia she commanded universal respect and affection, and nothing in Prussian
See also:history is more pathetic than the dignity and unflinching courage with which she
See also:bore the sufferings inflicted on her and her
See also:family during the war between Prussia and France . After the
See also:battle of
See also:Jena she went with her
See also:husband to
See also:Konigsberg, and when the battles of
See also:Eylau and
See also:Friedland had placed Prussia absolutely at the mercy of France, she made a
See also:appeal to
See also:Napoleon at his headquarters in
See also:Tilsit, but without success . Early in 18o8 she accompanied the king from Memel to Konigsberg, whence, towards the end of the year, she visited St
See also:Petersburg, returning to Berlin on the 23rd of December 1809 . During the war Napoleon attempted. to destroy the queen's reputation, but the only effect of his charges in Prussia was to make her more deeply beloved . On the 19th of
See also:July 1810 she died in her husband's arms, while visiting her father in Strelitz . She was buried in the
See also:garden of the palace at
See also:Charlottenburg, where a
See also:mausoleum, containing a
See also:fine recumbent statue by Rauch, was built over her
See also:grave . In 1840 her husband was buried by her side . The Louise Foundation (Luisenstift) for the
See also:education of girls was established in her
See also:honour, and in 1814 Frederick William III. instituted the
See also:Order of Louise (Luisenorden) .
In 188o a statue of Queen Louise was erected in the Thiergarten at Berlin . See F . Adami, Luise, Konigin von Preussen (7th ed., 1875) ; E .Engel, Konigin Luise (1876); A . Kluckhohn, Luise, Konigin von Preussen (1876) ;
See also:Mommsen and
See also:Treitschke, Konigin Luise (1876); in
See also:English, Hudson,
See also:Life and Times of Louisa, Queen of Prussia (1874); G .
See also:Horn, Das Buch von der Koni in Luise (Berlin, 1883); A . Lonke, Konigin Luise von Preussen (
See also:Leipzig, 1903) ; H. von Petersdorff, Konigin Luise," Frauenleben, Bd. i . (
See also:Bielefeld, 1903, 2nd ed., 1904) .
LOUISE OF SAVOY (1476-1531)
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