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|Grand Duke of Luxembourg|
|Reign||23 November 1890 – 17 November 1905|
|Prime Minister||Paul Eyschen|
|Duke of Nassau|
|Reign||20 August 1839 – 20 September 1866|
|Successor||Nassau annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia|
24 July 1817|
Biebrich Palace, Wiesbaden, Duchy of Nassau
|Died||17 November 1905
Schloss Hohenburg, Lenggries, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire
|Burial||Schlosskirche of Schloss Weilburg (since 1953)|
Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia
(m. 1844; died 1845)
Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau
|Issue||William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Hilda, Grand Duchess of Baden
|Father||Wilhelm, Duke of Nassau|
|Mother||Princess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen|
Adolphe (Adolf Wilhelm August Karl Friedrich; 24 July 1817 – 17 November 1905) was the last sovereign Duke of Nassau, reigning from 20 August 1839 until the duchy's annexation to Kingdom of Prussia in 1866.
In 1890, he became Grand Duke of Luxembourg following the death of King William III of the Netherlands, ending the personal relationship between the Netherlands and Luxembourg, until his own death in 1905.
He was the first monarch of Luxembourg from the House of Nassau-Weilburg.
Coat of Arms
Coat of arms of Adolphe, 1890 - 1898
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