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 Anna Karolina Orzelska

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Anna Karolina Orzelska

Birth
Warsaw, Miasto Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland
Death
27 Sep 1769 (aged 62)
Grenoble, Departement de l'Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France
Burial
Grenoble, Departement de l'Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France
Plot
Chapelle de Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Memorial ID
224614494 View Source

Nobility. Illegitimate daughter of Friedrich August and Henriette Renard. In 1723 while living in Paris with her mother and her first husband, her half-brother Friedrich August Rutowski, found her and brought her to Dresden. She was legitimized in 1724 and received the title Countess Orzelska. When the Prussian King and his son, the future Friedrich II the Great, came to Dresden, it seems she and Friedrich fell in love. Whether the affair became physical is disputed, but later historian saw her as his only great love. In 1730 she was married to Karl Ludwig von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and gave birth to a son two years later. After her father's death, her husband separated from her and moved to Königsberg. In the following decades she lived in Rome, Venice and Avignon. Her son died unmarried in 1772.

Nobility. Illegitimate daughter of Friedrich August and Henriette Renard. In 1723 while living in Paris with her mother and her first husband, her half-brother Friedrich August Rutowski, found her and brought her to Dresden. She was legitimized in 1724 and received the title Countess Orzelska. When the Prussian King and his son, the future Friedrich II the Great, came to Dresden, it seems she and Friedrich fell in love. Whether the affair became physical is disputed, but later historian saw her as his only great love. In 1730 she was married to Karl Ludwig von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and gave birth to a son two years later. After her father's death, her husband separated from her and moved to Königsberg. In the following decades she lived in Rome, Venice and Avignon. Her son died unmarried in 1772.


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  • Added: 18 Mar 2021
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 224614494
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/224614494/anna_karolina-orzelska: accessed ), memorial page for Anna Karolina Orzelska (23 Mar 1707–27 Sep 1769), Find a Grave Memorial ID 224614494, citing Église Saint-Louis de Grenoble, Grenoble, Departement de l'Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France; Maintained by Lutetia (contributor 46580078).