Princess Julia of Battenberg
German noblewomanDied when: 69 years 299 days (837 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Julia, Princess of Battenberg (previously Countess Julia Therese Salomea von Hauke; 24 November [O.S. 12 November] 1825 – 19 September 1895) was the wife of Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine, the third son of Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse.
The daughter of a Polish general of German descent, she was not of princely origin.She became a lady-in-waiting to Marie of Hesse, wife of the future Emperor Alexander II and a sister of Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine, whom she married, having met him in the course of her duties.
The marriage of social unequals was deemed morganatic, but the Duke of Hesse gave her her own title of nobility as Princess of Battenberg.
She was the mother of Alexander, Prince of Bulgaria, and is an ancestor of Charles III and to the current generations of the Spanish royal family.