Historical figure Carlotta di Prussia

Born in: 1831  - Died in: 1855
Princess Federica Luisa Wilhelmina Marianna Carlotta of Prussia (German: Friederike Luise Wilhelmine Marianne Charlotte von Preussen); born princess of Prussia, she became a hereditary duchess of Saxony-Meiningen by marriage.
His father was Prince Albert of Prussia (1809-1872), son of King Frederick William III of Prussia (1770-1840) and of the Duchess Luisa of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1776-1810); his mother was Princess Marianna of Orange-Nassau (1810-1883) [1], daughter of King William I of the Netherlands (1772-1843) and of Princess Wilhelmina of Prussia (1774-1837).

Carlotta had a talent for music, as had taught the likes of Wilhelm Taubert, Theodor Kullak, and Julius Stern in his youth. He wrote a series of military marches, songs and piano pieces. The daughter Princess Mary Elisabeth would inherit these interests.
Carlotta married, in Charlottenburg on 18 May 1850 [1], the Duke George of Saxony-Meiningen (1826-1914), son of Duke Bernard II of Saxe-Meiningen (1800-1882) and of Princess Maria Federica d'Assia-Kassel (1804-1888).

It was a marriage of love and the engagement was short. Princess Marianna gave her daughter as a wedding present a villa on Lake Como, which was named Villa Carlotta in her honor. The young married couple spent their five years of marriage in their residences in Berlin, Potsdam and Meiningen.

Carlotta was equipped for music and had Julius Stern as a professor. He composed the march of the cuirassiers regiment Geschwindmarsch N ° 55 and the Turkish march Defilemarsch für türkische Musik N ° 162.

On January 27, 1855, his second son, Giorgio, died and Carlotta died two months later, giving birth to his fourth son who died the following day. Later the husband remarried with Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and, still a widower, with Ellen Franz. He succeeded his father as Duke of Saxony-Meiningen in 1866.

Carlotta is buried in the cemetery of the Meiningen park.

Carlotta di Prussia Visited places

Villa Carlotta

 Via Regina, 2 - 22019 Tremezzo - Como

Nestled between the mountains and the enchanting views of the Bellagio peninsula, Villa Carlotta is located on the western shore of Lake Como and occupies an area of over 70,000 square meters. see

Offered services

Park / Labyrinth / Pond / Garden

Time period

Italy, Como