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Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Reign 25 February 1912 –
14 January 1919
Predecessor William IV
Successor Charlotte
Regent Marie Anne of Portugal (1912)
Prime Ministers
Born (1894-06-14)14 June 1894
Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg
Died 24 January 1924(1924-01-24) (aged 29)
Schloss Hohenburg, Lenggries, Bavaria, Weimar Republic
Burial Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg
Full name
Marie Adelheid Thérèse Hilda Wilhelmine
House Nassau-Weilburg
Father William IV of Luxembourg
Mother Marie Anne of Portugal
Religion Catholicism

Marie-Adélaïde (Marie Adelheid Thérèse Hilda Wilhelmine; 14 June 1894 – 24 January 1924), reigned as Grand Duchess of Luxembourg from 1912 until she left the throne in 1919.

She was the first Grand Duchess regnant of Luxembourg (after five grand dukes), its first female monarch since Duchess Maria Theresa (1740–1780, who was also Austrian Archduchess and Holy Roman Empress) and the first Luxembourgish monarch to be born within the territory since Count John the Blind (1296–1346).

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