WHEN DID HER RELATIONSHIP WITH DUKE CARL EUGEN BEGIN?
Franziska first came to Kirchheim with her husband, Chamberlain Baron von Leutrum, in 1771, when they participated in a hunt hosted by Duke Carl Eugen. The 23-year-old Franziska quickly caught the duke's eye. Only a few months later, Carl Eugen appointed her his official mistress and Franziska divorced from her husband. Franziska married the duke in 1785, after the death of his first wife, and became the official Duchess of Württemberg.