Who was Grand Duchess Luise?
Luise came from the House of Hohenzollern, and she was the daughter of the Prussian king and the first German emperor, Wilhelm I (1797–1888). The princess grew up in Berlin and Koblenz. The life of the family was closely connected to the much-visited spa town, Baden-Baden: Wilhelm and his wife Augusta loved to stay here. During one of the visits, Luise became acquainted with Friedrich von Baden. Baden-Baden was also the place in which the first of four assassination attempts on her father took place, in 1861, and where she herself died in 1923 at a ripe old age.