Louise (Stolberg) Stuart

Louise Maximilienne Caroline Emmanuèle (Stolberg) Stuart (1752 - 1824)

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Louise Maximilienne Caroline Emmanuèle "Countess of Albany" Stuart formerly Stolberg aka zu Stolberg-Gedern
Born in Mons, Hainaut, Austrian Netherlandsmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Died in Florence, Italymap
Profile last modified | Created 26 May 2011
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Louise was born 20 September 1752 at Mons in Hainault,[today in Belgium] the eldest of the four daughters and co-heirs of Gustav Adolf, Prince zu Stolberg-Gedern, and his wife Elisabeth Philippine Clade de Hornes. She was baptised the same day as Louise Maximilienne Caroline Emmanuele.[1]

She was the eldest daughter of Prince Gustav Adolf of Stolberg-Gedern and his wife, Princess Elisabeth of Hornes, the younger daughter of Maximilian, Prince of Hornes. In 1771, Louise's younger sister (also a canoness at St. Waudru) married the Marquess of Jamaica, only son of the 3rd Duke of Berwick (great-grandson of King James II of England and VII of Scotland). The Duke of Berwick's uncle, the Duke of Fitz-James, began negotiations with Louise's mother for a marriage between Louise and Charles Edward Stuart, the Jacobite claimant to the English and Scottish thrones.

On 28 March 1772, Louise was married by proxy to Charles Edward at Paris. They had no children, and she was pursued by Count Vittorio Alfieri, and by Dec 1780 she left Charles and lived as Count Alfieri as a couple until his death in 1803. They never married after her husband d. because Alfieri opposed the institution of marriage.


  1. Cokayne, pp. 84-85

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Louise, 'Countess of Albany,' by Francois Xavier Fabre.
Louise, 'Countess of Albany,' by Francois Xavier Fabre.

Louise, 'Countess of Albany,' with lover Alfieri.
Louise, 'Countess of Albany,' with lover Alfieri.

Louise, 'Countess of Albany,' in portrait.
Louise, 'Countess of Albany,' in portrait.


On 4 Nov 2014 at 10:05 GMT Antonia (Anonymous) Reuvers wrote:

Vasa-1 and Stolberg-6 appear to represent the same person because: Husband and other data fits

Louise is 26 degrees from Rosa Parks, 20 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 10 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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