Marie was laid down at the Reiherstieg AG of Hamburg in 1880, the first Imperial German warship built in the city. She was launched in August 1881. In May, 1883, she was completed and commissioned into the fleet. The namesake was Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, who married Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1868.
Princess Louise with her two sons Ernest (right) and Albert, shortly before her exile from court On 31 July 1817 in Gotha , 16-year-old Louise married her 33-year-old kinsman Ernst III, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld , (later Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha ), after he failed to win the hand of a Russian grand duchess. 
319. Princess Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (mother of 159) 320. Frederick Charles, Duke of Württemberg-Winnental (father of 160) 321. Eleonore Juliane of Brandenburg-Ansbach (mother of 160) 322. Anselm Franz, 2nd Prince of Thurn and Taxis (father of 161) 323. Maria Ludovika Anna Franziska, Princess of Lobkowicz (mother of 161) 324.
1700 Princess Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, daughter of Louis Frederick I, Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, born in Rudolstadt (d. 1780) 1711 Thomas Hutchinson, Loyalist politician of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, born in Boston, Massachusetts Bay British America (d. 1780)
H5. [II] Prinzessin Marie Henriette Auguste, Ehrendame des königlich bayerischen Theresienordens, (* 19. März 1855 in Greiz; † 31. Dezember 1909 auf dem Jagdschloss Gettenbach; „Alter Friedhof“ in Meerholz); ∞ (20. Juli 1875 in Greiz) Erbgraf Friedrich zu Ysenburg und Büdingen-Meerholz (* 10. August 1847 in Meerholz; † 9.