Louis III, Duke of Württemberg

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Louis III, Duke of Württemberg
Dominicus Custos Herzog Ludwig von Württemberg.jpg
Spouse(s) Dorothea Ursula of Baden-Durlach
Ursula of Veldenz
Noble family House of Württemberg
Father Christoph, Duke of Württemberg
Mother Anna Maria of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Born (1554-01-01)1 January 1554
Died 28 August 1593(1593-08-28) (aged 39)

Louis III, Duke of Württemberg, (German: Ludwig der Fromme; 1 January 1554, Stuttgart – 28 August 1593, Stuttgart) was a German nobleman. He was the fifth ruling Duke of Württemberg, from 1568 until his death.


The only surviving son of Christoph, Duke of Württemberg, he succeeded him on his death on 28 December 1568. His reign was at first under the guardianship of his mother Anna Maria von Brandenburg-Ansbach, duke Wolfgang and margraves George Frederick and Charles II, in the name of count Heinrich von Castell.


Louis married twice. On 7 November 1575, he married Dorothea Ursula (20 June 1559 – 19 May 1583), a daughter of Margrave Charles II of Baden-Durlach. His second wife was Ursula (24 February 1572 – 5 March 1635), a daughter of Count Palatine George John I of Veldenz. Both marriages were childless.


External links

  • (German) Otto von Alberti: Ludwig, Herzog von Württemberg In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 19. Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1884, S. 597 f.
Louis III, Duke of Württemberg
Born: 1 January 1554 Died: 28 August 1593
Preceded by
Duke of Württemberg
Succeeded by
Frederick I