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Carola

  • Original Name Karolina Friederike Franziska Stephanie Amalia Cecilie of Vasa
  • Birth 5 Aug 1833
  • Death 15 Dec 1907
  • Burial Dresden, Dresdener Stadtkreis, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
  • Plot Crypt
  • Memorial ID 6532754

Queen of Saxony. Popularly called Carola, she had been baptized Karolina Friederike Franziska Stephanie Amalia Cecilie.Of the Oldenburg Dynasty, she was the daughter of Gustav of Vasa, né Prince of Sweden, and Louise, a Princess of Baden. She was considered one of the most beautiful princesses in Europe and became the wife of King Albert I of Saxony in 1853. She had prepared for the marriage by converting to Roman Catholicism, against her father's vehement wishes. Queen Caroline was wealthy and was considered the model of a modern queen in exhibiting great interest in charitable endeavors. She was president of a foundation named for her husband, an inspiration to what was to become the German Red Cross and had a women's hospital named for her in Dresden. When told one December that her hard work for the poor could put her health at risk, she replied: "You can't believe all of what still must be ready by Christmas. You have no idea how many of my beloved little old mother's are counting on a little something from me." She had the very agreeable experience in 1884 of seeing the remains of her grandfather (Gustav IV Adolph), her father and baby brother Lewis moved to the Gustavian vault of Riddarholm Church in Stockholm to join the rest of the family's, thus completing the normalization of the newer Bernadotte Dynasty's relationship to hers. The Swedish so called ' Holstein-Gottorpian' branch of the Oldenburg Dynasty died out with Queen Carola.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: David Conway
  • Added: 21 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6532754
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carola (5 Aug 1833–15 Dec 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6532754, citing Kathedrale Saint Trinitatis, Dresden, Dresdener Stadtkreis, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .