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Countess Viktoria Luise of Solms Baruth

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Name  Countess of

Born  13 March 1921Schloss Casel, Casel, Weimar Republic (1921-03-13)
Issue  Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and GothaVictoria Astrid Whitten
Father  Count Hans of Solms-Baruth
Mother  Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg
Died  March 1, 2003, Louisiana, United States
Spouse  Friedrich Josias, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (m. 1942–1946)
Parents  Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg
Children  Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Adrian of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
House  Solms-Baruth, House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Similar People  Andreas - Prince of Saxe‑Co, Charles Edward - Duke of S, Ernest I - Duke of Saxe‑Co

Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth (Christened as Countess Viktoria-Luise Friederike Karoline Mathilde of Solms-Baruth; 13 March 1921 – 1 March 2003)


Early life

Countess Viktoria-Luise was born at Schloss Casel in Casel, Weimar Republic to Count Hans of Solms-Baruth and Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Her maternal grandparents were Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.


On 25 January 1942, Viktoria-Louise married her first cousin (by virtue of their common maternal grandparents) Prince Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the youngest child of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg at the Pfarr- und Patronatskirche Kasel. She and Friedrich Josias divorced on 19 September 1946. They had one child:

  • Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. 21 March 1943)
  • She married, secondly, Richard Whitten on 6 November 1947 at Steinwänd bei Werfen, Austria. They were remarried in a religious ceremony on 14 February 1948 at San Francisco, California. They had one daughter:

  • Victoria Astrid Solms Whitten (23 August 1948); married Jack Terry Taubin in 1967 and were divorced. They have two children and six grandchildren. She remarried to Michael Lee Beveridge in 1975. They have one daughter.
  • Keith Lyle Taubin (30 September 1967); married Tiffiny Ann Somerhalder in 1998 and divorced. They have one son. He has an illegitimate daughter with Nancy Adams.
  • Connor Shiké Taubin (1998)
  • Jolie Taubin (2001)
  • Richard Todd Taubin (8 March 1969); married Jamie Elizabeth Bourgeois in 1987 and divorced. They have one daughter Kirsten. He remarried Christie Elizabeth Hall in 1992 and divorced. They have three children:
  • Kirsten Monique Taubin (1988) married Joshua Waguespack in 2014
  • Alexis Carlyle Taubin (1996)
  • Madeleine Elizabeth Taubin (1999)
  • Christopher Todd Taubin (2001)
  • 1.Victoria Elizabeth Beveridge (12 July 1980)
  • Titles

  • ;13 March 1921 - 25 January 1942: Her Illustrious Highness Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth
  • 25 January 1942 - 19 September 1946: Her Highness Princess Viktoria-Luise, The Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Countess of Solms-Baruth
  • 19 September 1946 - 6 November 1947: Her Illustrious Highness Princess Viktoria-Luise, Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Countess of Solms-Baruth
  • 6 November 1947 - 1 March 2003: Her Illustrious Highness Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth, Mrs. Whitten
  • References

    Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth Wikipedia