Princess Louise

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Birthday
18, 1848
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 3, 1939 (91)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
18, 1848
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 3, 1939 (91)

About

The sixth of nine children born to Prince Albert and Queen Victoria of England, Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll was a feminist, a sculptor, and an amateur dancer, and was regarded by many who knew her as quite intelligent and witty, and also something of an enigma.

Before Fame

In her teens, she studied at the National Art Training School in South Kensington, England. Later, before marrying, she unofficially assumed the position of her mother's private secretary.

Trivia

She presented herself without airs and often introduced herself using the distinctively un-royal title of "Mrs. Campbell."

Family Life

Born Louisa Caroline Alberta, she grew up with older siblings named Albert, Victoria, Alice Alfred, and Helena, and with younger siblings named Arthur, Leopold, and Beatrice. In the early 1870s, Princess Louise married John, Marquess of Lorne (later the Duke of Argyll).

Associated With

After her husband was appointed Governor General of Canada by British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, Princess Louise was named the Viceregal Consort of Canada and made her home at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.