Countess Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken (12 August 1704 – 25 March 1774) was
Countess Palatine of
Zweibrücken by marriage.
She was the daughter of Count
Louis Crato of
Nassau-Saarbrücken (died 1713) and Countess Philippine Henriette of
On 21 September 1719, at the age of 15, she married her 44-year-old godfather,
Christian III of Zweibrücken. The wedding took place at Castle Lorenzen in
Nassau. This marriage produced four children:
- married to Landgrave
Louis IX of Hesse-Darmstadt
When Christian III died in 1735, Caroline took over the
Regency for five years, with the consent of Emperor
Charles VI, until her son Christian IV came of age.
From 1744 to 1774 she lived at
Bergzabern Castle. She died on 25 March 1774 in
Darmstadt at the age of 69. Her grave is in the City Church in Darmstadt.