||Louise (Stolberg) Stuart was a member of aristocracy in Europe.|
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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.
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.
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On 4 Nov 2014 at 10:05 GMT Antonia (Anonymous) Reuvers wrote:
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