Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Carolas in:
 • Kathedrale Saint Trinitatis
 • Dresden
 • Dresdener Stadtkreis
 • Saxony (Sachsen)
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Original name: Karolina Friederike Franziska Stephanie Amalia Cecilie of Vasa
Birth: Aug. 5, 1833
Death: Dec. 15, 1907

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.

 (bio by: Count Demitz) 
Family links: 
   Gustav of Sweden (1799 - 1877)
  Louise von Baden (1811 - 1854)
  Albert of Saxony (1828 - 1902)*
   Lewis of Vasa (1832 - 1832)*
   Carola (1833 - 1907)
*Calculated relationship
Kathedrale Saint Trinitatis
Dresdener Stadtkreis
Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Plot: Crypt
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: David Conway
Record added: Jun 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6532754
Added by: Benny Chordt Hansen
Added by: Alexander Krischnig
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Frank K.
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Beate
 Added: Jan. 13, 2017

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Jun. 19, 2016

 Added: Mar. 6, 2015
There are 46 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.9 after 24 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service