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Duchess of Courland

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Subject: Johanna Magdalene of Saxe-Weissenfels, Countess Sophie Amalie of Nassau-Siegen, Christoph Johann von Medem, Anna of Russia
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Duchess of Courland


  • Duchess of Courland 1
    • House of Kettler, 1561–1737 1.1
    • House of Biron, 1737–1740 1.2
    • House of Wettin, 1758–1763 1.3
    • House of Biron, 1763–1795 1.4

Duchess of Courland

House of Kettler, 1561–1737

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Duchess Ceased to be Duchess Death Spouse
Anna of Mecklenburg Albrecht VII, Duke of Mecklenburg
14 October 1533 3 November 1566 17 May 1587
husband's death
4 July 1602 Gotthard Kettler
Elisabeth Magdalena of Pomerania Ernst Ludwig, Duke of Pomerania
14 June 1580 14 March 1600 17 August 1642
husband's desposition
23 February 1649 Friedrich Kettler
Sophia of Prussia Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia
31 March 1582 22 October 1609 4 December 1610 Wilhelm Kettler
Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg George William, Elector of Brandenburg
13 September 1617 9 October 1645 29 August 1676 Jacob Kettler
Sophie Amalie of Nassau-Siegen Henry II, Count of Nassau-Siegen
10 January 1650 25 October 1675 1 January 1682
husband's death
25 December 1688 Friedrich Casimir Kettler
Elisabeth Sophie of Brandenburg Frederick William I, Elector of Brandenburg
5 April 1674 29 April 1691 22 January 1698
husband's death
22 November 1748
Anna Ivanovna of Russia Ivan V of Russia
7 February 1693 11 November 1710 21 January 1711
husband's death
28 October 1740 Friedrich Wilhelm Kettler
Johanna Magdalene of Saxe-Weissenfels Johann Georg, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels
17 March 1708 20 September 1730 4 May 1737
husband's death
25 January 1760 Ferdinand Kettler

House of Biron, 1737–1740

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Duchess Ceased to be Duchess Death Spouse
Benigna Gottliebe von Trotha genannt Treyden Wilhelm von Trotha Truiden 15 October 1703 25 February 1723 June 1737
husband's election
19 November 1740
husband exiled
5 November 1782 Ernst Johann von Biron

House of Wettin, 1758–1763

  • Franciszka von Corvin-Krasińska.

House of Biron, 1763–1795

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Duchess Ceased to be Duchess Death Spouse
Benigna Gottliebe von Trotha genannt Treyden Wilhelm von Trohta Truiden 15 October 1703 25 February 1723 1763
husband's restoration
husband abdication
5 November 1782 Ernst Johann von Biron
Caroline of Waldeck and Pyrmont Karl August, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
14 August 1748 15 October 1765 1769
husband's restoration
18 August 1782 Peter von Biron
Yevdokiya Borisovna Yusupova Prince Boris Grigorievich Yusupov
16 May 1743 6 March 1774 1778
19 July 1780
Dorothea von Medem Friedrich von Medem
3 February 1761 6 November 1779 28 March 1795
Duchy abolished
20 August 1821
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