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REFERENCE TITLE NAME BORN DIED   TITLE NAME BORN DIED COMMENTS
24 Duke Karl II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1741 1816 Landgravine Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt 1752 1782 Karl was given the title Grand Duke 28 June 1815 following the Conference of Vienna. Friederike died three days after the birth of her daughter Duchess Auguste Albertine, who herself only lived for one day.
Karl in 1794 succeeded his older brother Adolphus Frederick IV as Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Karl's sister Duchess Charlotte was married to Elector (later King) of Hanover, King George III of the United Kingdom and from 1776 to 1785 Karl served as Governor (i.e. Regent) of Hanover on behalf of his brother-in-law.
24 Duke Karl II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1741 1816 Landgravine Charlotte of Hesse-Darmstadt 1755 1785 Karl was given the title Grand Duke 28 June 1815 following the Conference of Vienna. Charlotte died twelve days after the birth of her son Duke Karl Friedrich
24.1 Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1769 1818 Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Altenburg 1763 1834 See 30 - Friedrich was formerly Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen but following the extinction of the Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg branch in 1825 with the death of Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1774-1825), a rearrangement of the Saxony Duchies resulted in Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Hildburghausen receiving Saxe-Altenburg and ceding Saxe-Hildburghausen to Saxe-Meiningen territories
24.2 Duchess Karoline of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1771 1773          
24.3 Duke Georg Karl of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1772 1773          
24.4 Duchess Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1773 1839 Prince Karl Alexander of Thurn and Taxis (5th Prince of Thurn and Taxis) (1 st Line) 1770 1827 The Thurn and Taxis ancestry has an interesting story. Franz von Taxis (1459-1517) was the first to establish a well organized postal network in Italy. In 1615 the Emperor Mathias rewarded the family for its merits by making Lamoral von Taxis hereditary Postmaster General which was raised into the status of imperial office in 1744. In the 17th century the family was raised to the rank of Baron (1608) and count (1624) - and in 1695 under the Emperor Leopold I to the rank of Prince. The first Prince being Count Eugen Alexander Franz of Thurn and Taxis (1652-1714).
24.41 Princess Charlotte Luise of Thurn and Taxis 1790 1790          
24.42 Prince Georg Karl of Thurn and Taxis 1792 1795          
24.43 Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis 1794 1874 Prince Pál Antal (english: Paul Anton) Esterházy von Galántha (8th Fürst Esterházy von Galántha) 1786 1866 Pál Antal came from the House of Esterházy who were a Hungarian noble family in Hungary and from the 17th century were among the great landowner magnates of the Kingdom of Hungary. Pál Antal and his father before him spent beyond their means resulting in their estate getting into debt.Pál Antal's son Prince Miklós Pál (Nikolau Paul) (1817-1894) restored some of the wealth by selling the family art collection to the Austro-Hungarian state in 1870.
A simplified but useful family tree of Esterházy von Galántha.
24.431 Prince Miklos Pal (english: Nicholas Paul) Esterházy von Galántha (9th Fürst Esterházy von Galántha) 1817 1894 Lady Sarah Child-Villiers 1822 1853 A report on the death of MIKLÓS PÁL and his boast of 4,000 shepherds.
Sarah Child-Villiers was a daughter of George Child Villiers, 5th Earl of Jersey.
The New York Times obituary of Prince Miklós Pál who had committed suicide.
Death registration of Sarah Child-Villiers.
24.44 Princess Luise Friederike of Thurn and Taxis 1798 1798          
24.45 Princess Maria Sophie of Thurn   Taxis 1800 1870 Duke Paul of Württemberg 1797 1860 See 22.35
24.46 Prince Maimilian Karl von Thurn und Taxis (6th Prince of Thurn and Taxis) 1802 1871 Baroness Wilhelmine von Dörnberg 1803 1835  
24.46 Prince Maimilian Karl von Thurn und Taxis (6th Prince of Thurn and Taxis) 1802 1871 Princess Mathilde Sophie zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen- Spielberg1816 1886  
24.461 Prince Karl Wilhelm of Thurn and Taxis 1829 1829          
24.462 Princess Therese Mathilde of Thurn and Taxis 1830 1883 Duke Alfred von Beaufort-Spontin 1816 1888  
24.462 Princess Therese Mathilde of Thurn and Taxis 1830 1883   Wilhelm von Pirch 1824 1881  
24.463 Hereditary Prince Maximilian of Thurn and Taxis 1831 1867 Duchess Helene in Bavaria 1834 1890 See 18.K3 - An article from 1892 entitled "AN INTERESTING FAMILY HISTORY" which relates to primarily to Duches Helene and her marriage to Prince Maximilian.
24.4631 Princess Louise of Thurn and Taxis 1859 1948 Prince Friedrich of Hohenzollern 1843 1904 See 6.5
24.4632 Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis 1860 1881 Infante Miguel of Portugal (Duke of Bragança) 1853 1927 See 12.72 - Elisabeth died of puerperal fever 20 days after the birth of her daughter Infanta Maria Teresa. A brief report (included in amongst a larger article) on the death of Elisabeth.
24.4633 Prince Maximilian Maria of Thurn and Taxis (7th Prince of Thurn and Taxis) 1862 1885          
24.4634 Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis)1867 1952 Archduchess Margarethe of Austria (Hungarian Line) 1870 1955 See 21.73
Prince Albert at one time was considered to be the fourth richest person in Germany
24.46341 Prince Franz Joseph von Thurn and Taxis (9th Prince of Thurn and Taxis) 1893 1971 Infanta Isabel Maria of Portugal 1894 1970 See 12.724
24.463411 Hereditary Prince Gabriel of Thurn and Taxis 1922 1942         Prince Gabriel was killed in action in Stalingrad. Prince Gabriel and Prince Michaele were twins
24.463412 Prince Michaele of Thurn and Taxis 1922 1922         Prince Gabriel and Prince Michaele were twins
24.463413 Princess Helene of Thurn and Taxis 1924 1991 Count Rudolf of Schönborn-Wiesentheid 1918 1998  
24.4634131 Count Albert Ernst of Schönborn-Wiesentheid 1948     Ilona Dietrich 1947    
24.4634132 Count Johannes Philipp of Schönborn-Wiesentheid 1949   Princess Marie-Antoinette zu Fürstenberg 1949   See 32.8414 (link not fully completed at present)
24.4634132 Count Johannes Philipp of Schönborn-Wiesentheid 1949     Anita Tewarson 1961    
24.4634133 Countess Gabriela Helene of Schönborn-Wiesentheid 1950   Prince Alexander zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn (7th Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn) 1943   Prince Alexander is the present Head of the Princely House of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn. A history of the Princely House of Sayn can be found at here
24.46341331 Hereditary Prince Heinrich Stanislaus zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn 1971   Donna Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta 1975   Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta is a first cousin to Stefano Hunyady von Kethély (the second husband of Hereditary Prince Heinrich Stanislaus's sister Princess Alexandra Marie's zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn), Priscilla Incisa's father Marchese Niccolo Incisa della Rocchetta is a brother of Stefano's mother.
Prince Heinrich and his wife Priscilla are distantly related: Heinrich's great great grandfather Prince Alexander (Fürst) zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn (1847-1940) and Priscilla's great great grandmother Princess Antoinette zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn (1839-1918) (who married Prince Mario Chigi-Albani della Rovere ) were siblings.
24.463413311 Prince Ludovico zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn 2006            
24.463413312 Princess Eleonora zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn 2008            
24.46341332 Princess Alexandra Marie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn 1973   Hereditary Prince Carl-Eugen zu Oettingen-Oettingen u.Oettingen-Wallerstein 1970    
24.46341332 Princess Alexandra Marie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn 1973   Count Stefano Hunyady von Kethély 1968   Stefano is a first cousin to Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta (wife of Princess Alexandra Marie's brother Hereditary Prince Heinrich Stanislaus zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn), Stefano's mother is a sister of Priscilla Incisa's father.
24.46341333 Prince Johann Casimir zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn 1976     Corinna Larsen 1965    
24.463413331 Prince Alexander Kyril zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn 2002            
24.46341334 Princess Maria Filippa zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn 1980 2001 Count Vittorio Mazzetti d'Albertis 1965   Maria Filippa who was a professional photographer was killed in camper van accident near Clevedon, Somerset whilst returning from a "photo shoot". Maria Filippa unfortunately died just three months after her marriage.
24.46341335 Prince Ludwig Franz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn 1982   Countess Philippa Spannocchi 1982    
24.46341336 Princess Maria Sofia zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn 1986            
24.46341337 Prince Christian Peter zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn 1992            
24.4634134 Count Peter Andreas of Schonborn-Wiesentheid 1954     Bénédicte Courtin 1964    
24.463414 Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis 1925 1997 Count Franz Eduard von Oppersdorff 1919 1985 Franz Eduard was a brother of Friedrich Karl von Oppersdorff
24.463415 Princess Maria Fernanda of Thurn and Taxis 1927   Prince Franz Joseph of Hohenzollern 1926 1996 See 6.1125
24.46342 Prince Joseph Albert of Thurn and Taxis 1895 1895          
24.46343 Prince Karl August of Thurn and Taxis (10th Prince of Thurn and Taxis) 1898 1982 Infanta Marie Anna of Portugal 1899 1971 See 12.727
24.463431 Princess Clotilde Alberta of Thurn and Taxis 1922 2009 Prince Johann "Hans" Moritz Liechtenstein 1914 2004 See 41.62
24.463432 Princess Mafalda Theresia of Thurn and Taxis 1924 1989 Prince Franz of Thurn and Taxis (Line II) 1915 1997  
24.463433 Prince Johannes Baptista de Jesus of Thurn und Taxis (11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis) 1926 1990 Countess Maria Gloria von Schönburg-Glauchau 1960   Maria Gloria is a sister of Count Alexander von Schönburg-Glauchau
24.4634331 Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn und Taxis 1980     Hugo Wilson 1982   Birth registration of Hugo Wilson
24.4634332 Princess Elisabeth Margarete of Thurn und Taxis 1982            
24.4634333 Prince Albert Maria of Thurn und Taxis (12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis) 1983           Albert Maria is the present Head of the Princely House of Thurn und Taxis
24.463434 Prince Albert of Thurn und Taxis 1930 1935          
24.46344 Prince Ludwig Philipp of Thurn and Taxis 1901 1933 Princess Elisabeth of Luxemburg 1901 1950 See 34.25
24.463441 Prince Anselm Albert of Thurn and Taxis 1924 1944         Prince Anselm was killed in action in Solotaia-Balka
24.463442 Princess Iniga of Thurn and Taxis 1925 2008 Prince Rupprecht-Eberhard von Urach 1907 1969 See 22.5358
24.46345 Prince Maximilian Emanual of Thurn and Taxis 1902 1994          
24.46346 Princess Elizabeth of Thurn and Taxis 1903 1976 Prince Friedrich Christian of Saxony (Margrave of Meissen) 1893 1968 See 26.66542 - Prince Friedrich became the Saxony dynastic heir in 1924 and adopted the title of Margrave of Meissen
24.46347 Prince Raphael Rainer of Thurn and Taxis 1906 1993 Princess Margaret of Thurn and Taxis 1913 1997  See 24.46511 
24.46348 Prince Philipp Ernst of Thurn and Taxis 1908 1964 Princess Eulalia of Thurn and Taxis (Line II) 1908 1993  
24.464 Prince Egon Maximilian of Thurn and Taxis 1832 1892   Viktoria Edelspacher de Gyoryok 1841 1895  
24.465 Prince Theodor Georg of Thurn and Taxis 1834 1876 Baroness Melanie von Seckendorff 1841 1919  
24.4651 Prince Maximilian Theodor of Thurn and Taxis 1876 1939 Princess Pauline von Metternich-Winneburg 1880 1960  
24.46511 Princess Margaret of Thurn and Taxis 1913 1997 Prince Raphael Rainer of Thurn and Taxis 1906 1993 See 24.46347
24.466 Prince Otto Johann of Thurn and Taxis 1840 1876   Maria de Fontelive-Vergne 1842 1879 Maria was created Freifrau von Pernstein by the King of Bavaria on 1 August 1867
24.467 Prince Georg Maximilian of Thurn and Taxis 1841 1874   Anna Frühwirth 1841 1884  
24.468 Prince Paul Maximilian of Thurn and Taxis 1843 1879   Elise Kreutzer ? ? Paul Maximilian was created Herr von Fels by the King of Bavaria in 1868
24.469 Princess Amalie Sophie of Thurn and Taxis 1844 1867 Count Otto von Rechberg u.Rothenlöwen zu Hohenrechberg 1833 1918 Otto was married secondly in 1870 to Princess Therese zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (1851-1923)
24.46J Prince Hugo Joseph of Thurn and Taxis 1845 1873          
24.46K Prince Gustav Otto of Thurn and Taxis 1848 1914 Princess Karoline of Thurn und Taxis 1846 1931  
24.46L Prince Wilhelm of Thurn and Taxis 1849 1914          
24.46M Prince Adolf Maximilian of Thurn and Taxis 1850 1890 Countess Franziska Grimaud von Orsay 1857 1919  
24.46N Prince Franz Maximilian Lamoral of Thurn and Taxis 1852 1897 Countess Theresia Grimaud von Orsay 1861 1947  
224.46O Prince Nikolaus Gustav of Thurn and Taxis 1853 1874          
24.46P Prince Alfred Adolf of Thurn and Taxis 1856 1886          
24.46Q Princess Marie Georgine of Thurn and Taxis 1857 1909 Prince Wilhelm von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg 1835 1906  
24.47 Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Thurn and Taxis 1805 1825          
24.5 Duke Friedrich of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1774 1774          
24.6 Duchess Luise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1776 1810 King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia 1770 1840 See 11
24.7 Duchess Friederike Karoline of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1778 1841 Prince Ludwig of Prussia 1773 1796 Prince Ludwig was a brother of King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia
24.7 Duchess Friederike Karoline of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1778 1841 Prince Friedrich of Solms-Braunfels 1770 1814  
24.7 Duchess Friederike Karoline of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1778 1841 King Ernest August I of Hanover 1771 1851 See 25 - For over 100 years prior to 1837 Hanover was linked to Great Britain sharing the same Kings. This link being broken when Queen Victoria ascended the throne of Great Britain in 1837 (succeeding her uncle King William IV ) but was prevented from succeeding to the Hanover throne due to the prevailing Salic laws of that country. Queen Victoria's uncle Prince Ernest (Duke of Cumberland) was next in line to the Hanover throne and became King Ernest August I in 1837. This ended the 123 year personal union of Hanover and Great Britain under a common King, which commenced when George Louis (1660-1727) Elector of Hanover became King George I of Great Britain in 1714.
Ernest August and Friederike Karoline were first cousins. Ernest August's mother (Sophie-Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818)) was a sister to Friederike Karoline's father Grand Duke Karl II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1741-1816)).
A short article from 1837 regarding the previous marriages of Friederike and her children from her first two marriages.
The New York Times report of the death of King Ernest August.
A somewhat uncomplimentary report on the death of Ernest August.
Report on the death of Queen Friederike. The report mention the Duchess of Anhalt Dessau attended the Queen leading up to her death; the Duchess of Anhalt Dessau was the daughter of Queen Friederike by her first husband Prince Ludwig of Prussia (1773-1796)
24.71 Prince Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig of Prussia 1794 1863 Princess Luise of Anhalt-Bernburg 1799 1882 See 45.212
24.72 Prince Friedrich Wilhelm Karl of Prussia 1795 1798          
24.73 Princess Friederike Luise of Prussia 1796 1850 Duke Leopold IV Anhalt-Dessau 1794 1871 Leopold succeeded to the Dukedom of Anhalt-Dessau in 1817 following the death of his grandfather Duke Leopold III Frederick Franz of Anhalt-Dessau (1740-1817). He also succeeded to the Dukedom of Anhalt-Kothen in 1847 following the death of his distant cousin Duke Heinrich of Anhalt-Köthen (1778-1847) and finally succeeded to the Dukedom of Anhalt-Bernburg following the death of another distant cousin Duke Alexander Karl of Anhalt-Bernburg (1805-1863) . Thus uniting the House of Anhalt into one Duchy.
A convenient family tree of the House of Anhalt.
Friederike Luise's uncle King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia wrote a letter to Friederike Luise in 1826 deploring her and her husband's conversion to the Catholic faith
24.731 Princess Friederike Amalie "Auguste" of Anhalt-Dessau 1819 1822          
24.732 Princess Friederike Amalie "Agnes" of Anhalt-Dessau 1824 1897 Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Altenburg 1826 1908 See 30.91
24.733 Duke Friedrich I of Anhalt 1831 1904 Princess Antoinette of Saxe-Altenburg 1838 1908 See 30.L2
Death report on Duke Friedrich I
24.7331 Hereditary Prince Leopold Friedrich of Anhalt 1855 1886 Langravine Elisabeth of Hesse-Cassel 1861 1955 See 45.4143
Brief report on the death of Leopold Friedrich
24.73311 Princess Antoinette of Anhalt 1885 1963 Prince Friedrich of Schaumburg-Lippe 1868 1945 See 43.73
24.7332 Duke Friedrich II of Anhalt 1856 1918 Princess Sopie Marie of Baden 1865 1939 See 32.551
24.7333 Princess Elisabeth "Elly" of Anhalt 1857 1933 Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich V of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1848 1914 See 24.821- NY Times article on the death of Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich.
On his death in 1914 Adolf Friedrich V had left a romantic lady acquaintance of his, Countess de Mazzenau a pension of Ł1,000 per year which had been paid until 1919. Ongoing payments had been contested by Adolf Friedrich V's wife and two daughters and the Lower Court of Berlin had reduced this to Ł300 per year. Since neither party were happy with this revised pension arrangement the case was taken to the Prussian High Court.
24.7334 Duke Eduard of Anhalt 1861 1918 Princess Luise of Saxe-Altenburg 1873 1953 See 30.935
24.73341 Princess Friederika of Anhalt 1896 1896          
24.73342 Prince Leopold Friedrich of Anhalt 1897 1898          
24.73343 Princess Marie Auguste of Anhalt 1898 1983 Prince Joachim of Prussia 1890 1920 See 11.2116 - Prince Joachim shot himself, one of the reasons could have been his unhappy marriage to Marie Auguste. She had left their home about a year before the shooting due to the Prince's cruelty.
However The New York Times reported Joachim was in financial straits and suffering from a nervous collapse due to protracted negotiations in arriving at a financial settlement with the Prussian State. It was also reported Joachim and his wife were divorced but I've been unable to find any supporting sources relating to any divorce.
However another article regarding Joachim's suicide mentions divorce proceedings had been instituted by his wife.
And yet another article in which Princess Marie Auguste was suing her brother-in-law Prince Eitel-Friedrich of Prussia for the return of her son Karl mentions Marie and Joachim were divorced by the decree absolute was granted after Joachim's death.
24.73343 Princess Marie Auguste of Anhalt 1898 1983 Baron Johannes-Michael von Loen 1902    
24.73344 Duke Joachim Ernst of Anhalt 1901 1947   Elisabeth Strickrodt 1903 1971 Prince (Regent) Aribert of Anhalt abdicated the throne on 12 November 1918 in the name of his nephew Duke Joachim Ernst. Joachim Ernst died as a Russian prisoner in Buchenwald on 18 February 1947. Elisabeth was created Countess von Askanien. As an aside Graf (or Count) of Askanien is also a subsidiary title for the Prince and Princesses of Anhalt and Askanien is also an analogous name for the House of Anhalt.
24.73344 Duke Joachim Ernst of Anhalt 1901 1947   Edda-Charlotte Stephani-Marwitz 1905 1986 Prince (Regent) Aribert of Anhalt abdicated the throne on 12 November 1918 in the name of his nephew Duke Joachim Ernst. Joachim Ernst died as a Russian prisoner in Buchenwald on 18 February 1947
24.733441 Princess Marie Antoinette of Anhalt 1930 1993   Karl-Heinz Guttmann 1911    
24.733441 Princess Marie Antoinette of Anhalt 1930 1993   Max Riederer 1917    
24.733442 Princess Anna Luise of Anhalt 1933 2003   Thomas Birch 1927    
24.733443 Duke Friedrich of Anhalt 1938 1963         Friedrich was killed in a car accident in Munich
24.733444 Princess Edda of Anhalt 1940     Albert Darboven 1936    
24.733445 Duke Eduard of Anhalt 1941     Corinna Krönlein 1961   Eduard is the present Head of the Ducal House of Anhalt
24.7334451 Hereditary Princess Julia Katharina "Juschka" Elisabeth von Anhalt 1980     Marc Bernath ?   A german article on Juschka and Marc
24.7334452 Princess Julia Eilika of Anhalt 1985           A Bunte article on Julia Eilika and her two children and the divorce of her parents.
24.7334453 Princess Julia Felicitas of Anhalt 1993            
24.73345 Prince Eugen of Anhalt 1903 1980   Anastasia Jungmeir 1901 1970  
24.733451 Princess Anastasia Luise of Anhalt 1940   Prince Maria Emanual of Saxony (Margrave of Meissen) 1926 2012 See 26.665421 - Maria Emanual was the Head of the Royal House of Saxony. He was arrested by the Gestapo and jailed in Dresden and only narrowly escaped a death sentence.
24.73346 Prince Wolfgang of Anhalt 1912 1936          
24.7335 Prince Aribert of Anhalt 1864 1933 Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg 1872 1956 See 36.264 - Prince (as Regent) Aribert of Anhalt abdicated the throne on 12 November 1918 in the name of his nephew Duke Joachim Ernst.
Report on the marriage of Princess Marie to Prince Aribert.
Princess Marie relinquished her German title in 1917 and was granted a British title of Princess Marie Louise. The marriage of Princess Marie to Prince Aribert was declared "null and void" by his father on the pretext that Princess Marie had deserted her husband, however in reality it was because Prince Aribert had been caught with another man.
The New York Time reported at the time the couple had agreed a Judicial separation rather than a divorce.
Princess Marie lived in a Mayfair fortress according to one newspaper report.
Birth registration of Princess Marie Louise.
Death registration of Princess Marie Louise
24.7336 Princess Alexandra of Anhalt 1868 1958 Prince Sizzo of Schwarzburg 1860 1926 It was reported in 1887 (apparently based on "excellent authority") that Princess Alexandra was secretly engaged to Prince Albert Victor "Eddy" of Great Britain (Duke of Clarence and Avondale).
Sizzo was a son of Prince Friedrich Günther of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1793-1867) by his second, morganatic marriage on 7 Aug 1855 to Gräfin Helene von Raina (1835-1860) (herself the daughter of a morganatic marriage, between Prince Georg of Anhalt-Dessau and Therese Emma von Erdmannsdorf). Helene was adopted by her uncle Prince Wilhelm of Anhalt on 1 Aug 1855, and given the title of Princess of Anhalt by another uncle Duke Leopold IV Anhalt-Dessau.

Helene gave birth to Sizzo and his twin sister Helene on June 2, 1860 and died 4 days later.Sizzo and his sister Helene were created prince/ss of Leutenberg in Rudolstadt on 21 June 1860.

By a law, promulgated in 1896, Sizzo was recognized as the heir-presumptive to the principality of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen and, by treaty with Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, to that principality also. In 1925 he succeeded his cousin Gunther Victor (1852-1925) as Prince of Schwarzburg.
Günther Victor had succeeded his cousin George Albert (1838-1890) as Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt in 1890 and another distant cousin Prince Karl Günther of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (1830-1909) (son of Prince Günther II Friedrich of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (1801-1889) and his first wife Princess Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt) (1809-1833), thus uniting the two lines and assuming the title Prince of Schwarzburg.
Sizzo when he was just six years of age took centre stage in 1886 at an extraordinary trial at Weimar. It was alleged that a physician and a master weaver were accomplices in the proposed kidnap of Sizzo

I trust anyone reading this information has kept up with the story?
24.73361 Princess Marie-Antoinette of Schwarzburg 1898 1984 Count Friedrich Magnus zu Solms-Wildenfels 1886 1945  
24.733611 Countess Anne Alexandra zu Solms-Wildenfels 1926            
24.733612 Count Friedrich Magnus (VI) zu Solms-Wildenfels 1927     Katharina Duerst 1923 1970  
24.733612 Count Friedrich Magnus (VI) zu Solms-Wildenfels 1927     Gisela Frania 1930    
24.733612 Count Friedrich Magnus (VI) zu Solms-Wildenfels 1927     Gisella Marie Parol 1957    
24.733613 Countess Jutta Maria zu Solms-Wildenfels 1928     Salim Farid Saad 1922 2000  
24.733614 Count Albrecht Sizzo zu Solms-Wildenfels 1929     Ingrid Gross 1933    
24.733615 Countess Kristin zu Solms-Wildenfels 1938     Dietrich Gros 1923    
24.73362 Princess Irene of Schwarzburg 1899 1939          
24.73363 Prince Friedrich Gunther of Schwarzburg 1901 1971 Princess Sophie -Louise of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1911 1988 See 27.24111 - The death of Prince Friedrich brought an end to the Princely House of Schwarzburg
24.734 Princess Marie-Anne "Maianne" of Anhalt-Dessau 1837 1906 Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia 1828 1885 See 11.51
Brief report on the death of Marie-Anne.
Friedrich Karl was of a brutal disposition who on finding his wife had given birth to a daughter hit her on the ear causing her a hearing impairment for the rest of her life.
However a report on the death of Friedrich Karl painted a somewhat different picture.
It was reported in 1884 that Marie-Anne had found conclusive evidence of the Prince's unfaithfulness with a woman in the court of the Empress Augusta of Germany.
It was stated that Friedrich Karl's daughter Princess Luise Margarete, Duchess of Connaught was incensed about the obituary notices of her father's death which were published in some London papers. The obituary notices led credence to the fact Friedrich Karl was of a brutal disposition.
24.8 Grand Duke Georg Friedrich of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1779 1860 Princess Marie of Hesse-Cassel 1796 1880 See 45.47
24.81 Duchess Luise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1818 1842          
24.82 Grand Duke Friedrich Wilhelm of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1819 1904 Princess Augusta of Great Britain 1822 1916 See 45.482 - NY Times article on the death of Grand Duke Friedrich Wilhelm
In 1851 Friedrich Wilhelm was accidently shot and blinded in one of his eyes by his son Adolf Friedrich who was playing with a toy gun, the damage to the eye eventually caused blindness in the other eye. If the accident occurred in 1851 Adolf Friedrich would have been about three rather than the eight years mentioned in the article. Obituary on "Dowager" Grand Duchess Augusta, granddaughter of King George III of Great Britain.
A nice article which was published shortly before the diamond wedding anniversary of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess.
The "Dowager" Grand Duchess Augusta was considered as an "Alien Enemy" by the British Government in 1914 and deprived of an annuity of Ł3,000 per annum which had been paid to her since he marriage in 1843.
A short but kindly article on "A REMARKABLE OLD LADY - THŁ DUCHESS DOWAGER OF MECKLENBURG-STRELITZ."
24.821 Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich V of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1848 1914 Princess Elisabeth "Elly" of Anhalt 1857 1933 See 24.7333 - NY Times article on the death of Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich.
On his death in 1914 Adolf Friedrich V had left a romantic lady acquaintance of his, Countess de Mazzenau a pension of Ł1,000 per year which had been paid until 1919. Ongoing payments had been contested by Adolf Friedrich V's wife and two daughters and the Lower Court of Berlin had reduced this to Ł300 per year. Since neither party were happy with this revised pension arrangement the case was taken to the Prussian High Court.
24.8211 Duchess Victoria Marie of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1878 1948 Count Georg Jametel 1859 1944 Victoria Marie had a baby out of wedlock in about 1897, the father being a footman in the employ of the Mecklenburg-Strelitz ducal family. Victoria Marie's baby was immediately adopted and she herself became estranged from her parents on account of the circumstances surrounding the baby. Victoria Marie married Count Jametel in 1899 who was apparently an unsavory character. They divorced in 1908 not long after the death of her brother Karl Borwin who had suffered fatal injuries sustained in a duel with Count Jametel.
There was quite ado about the actual wedding arrangements of Victoria Marie and Count Jametel regarding their Roman Catholic and Church of England ceremonies.
Another report on the odd wedding arrangements.
The New York Times short report on the possible divorce of Victoria Marie and Count Jametel
Marriage Registration of Princess Victoria Marie and Count Georg Jametel
24.8211 Duchess Victoria Marie of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1878 1948 Prince Julius Ernest of Lippe 1873 1952 Julius Ernest's brother Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld was the father of Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, husband of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands
24.82111 Princess Elisabeth Caroline of Lippe 1916 2013 Prince Ernst August zu Solms-Braunfels 1892 1968 See 22.31723
24.82112 Prince Ernst August of Lippe 1917 1990   Christa von Arnim 1923    
24.821121 Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Lippe 1947     Andrea Messner 1966    
24.821122 Princess Marie Stephanie of Lippe 1949     Nikolaus von Itzenplitz 1943    
24.821122 Princess Marie Stephanie of Lippe 1949   Baron Wulf von Schimmelmann 1947    
24.821123 Prince Ernst August of Lippe 1952   Countess Marie Benedicta von Magnis 1959    
24.821123 Prince Ernst August of Lippe 1952     Gerlinde Inge Möltner 1955    
24.8211231 Princess Maria Donata of Lippe 1982            
24.821124 Princess Regina Marie of Lippe 1959     Peter Jacubowsky 1953    
24.8212 Duchess Auguste Jutta of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1880 1946 King Danilo of Montenegro 1871 1939 See 40.5 - Danilo abdicated on 7 March 1921 in favour of his nephew Michael only one week after succeeding his father as King of Montenegro
24.8213 Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich VI of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1882 1918         Adolf Friedrich was the last Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz having committed suicide. Adolf Friedrich had a mistress, Italian opera singer Mafalda Salvatini (1888-1971) by whom he had two sons Rolf and Horst . For political reasons, the Grand Duke was to become betrothed to a princess (Princess Benigna Reuss of Köstritz (1892-1982). daughter of Prince Heinrich XXVIII). Before he could do so, he felt compelled to write a letter to his mistress asking her to release him from his vow to marry her. By the time her permission arrived, he had gone off on a solitary walk with his dog and shot himself. (Please note there is an error in the article relating to the shooting of Adolf Friedrich VI of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, it mentions he was married to Princess Feodora of Reuss, this is erroneous and perhaps the article has confused Adolf Friedrich VI with Duke Adolph Friedrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin?).
The couple's sons ended up in the United States under the surname Gerad.
Rolf Gerard (born 9 August 1909 - died 19 November 2011 at the age of 102) studied medicine during the earlier part of his adulthood and he put this into practice during the second World War due a shortage of doctors. His main vocation however was as a well known set designer, costume designer and painter. Wikipedia in its article on Rolf Gerard mentions his parents were Walter Gerard and Mafalda Salvatini and although he was a cosmopolitan he took British nationality.
An article in the NY Times of 1912 mentions a rumour that Adolf Friedrich was to marry Princess Viktoria-Luise of Prussia.
Another article mentions that Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany had ordered Adolf Friedrich to commit suicide due a scandal of Adolf Friedrich's reported intimacy with the wife of a German Prince.
Another NY Times article mentions Adolf Friedrich had married morganatically and he was under pressure to divorce his wife in favour of a Royal Princess which led to his suicide.
In 1926 a case was to come before the Dresden court (i.e judiciary rather than royal court) in which a Countess Bubna-Litic was claiming Ł162,000 the unpaid balance of Ł200,000 which Adolf Friedrich was alleged he was to pay her for obtaining certain compromising documents.
It would seem that Countess Bubna-Litic was born as Margrit Höllrigl who lived in lavish style up to the Great War on the proceeds of blackmail.
24.8214 Duke Karl Borwin of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1888 1908         One source mentions Karl Borwin died from injuries sustained in a duel with his brother-in-law Count Jametel.
Whilst James Pope-Hennessy's Queen Mary biography mentions Karl Borwin died from heart disease which is similar to a NY Times article which mentions he died from rheumatic affection of the heart.
Count Jametel was apparently an unsavoury character who married Karl Borwin's sister Victoria Marie in 1899, they divorced in 1908 not long after the death of her brother Karl Borwin.
24.83 Duchess Karoline Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1821 1876 King Frederik VII of Denmark 1808 1863 See 23.52 - Frederik died childless and a second cousin by birth Duke Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg succeeded as King on 15 November 1863.
An interesting article on the various marriages of Frederik VII
24.84 Duke George of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1824 1876 Grand Duchess Catherine of Russia 1827 1894 See 4.J3
24.841 Duke Nikolas George of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1854 1854          
24.842 Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1857 1936 Prince Albert of Saxe-Altenburg 1843 1902 See 30.L5 - An interesting article from the Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal (NSW : 1851 - 1904) regarding Prince Albert unable to make up his mind whether to be in the Russian or Prussian Army and encounter with his future wife Princess Helene of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
24.843 Duke George Alexander of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1859 1909   Natalia Vanljarskaya 1858 1921 Natalia was created Countess von Carlow by Grand Duke Friedrich Wilhelm of Mecklenburg-Strelitzn 18 March 1890
24.8431 Countess Catherine von Carlow 1891 1940 Prince Vladimir Galitzine 1884 1954 Catherine was killed in an air raid in London.
Vladimir was secondly married to Mabel Iris FitzGeorge.
Death Registration of Princess Catherine Galitzine
24.84311 Prince Nicholas Vladimirovich Galitzine 1913 1999   Elizabeth Branch 1924   Marriage registration of Nicholas and Elizabeth.
24.84311 Prince Nicholas Vladimirovich Galitzine 1913 1999   Anita Frisch 1933    
24.84312 Prince George Galitzine 1916 1992 Baroness Anne Marie von Slatin 1916 2007 Marriage registration of George and Anne Marie.
24.84312 Prince George Galitzine 1916 1992   Jean Dawnay 1925    
24.84313 Prince Emmanuel Galitzine 1918 2002   Gwendoline Rhodes 1920 2011 Marriage registration of Emmanuel and Gwendoline
Obituary on Prince Emmanuel Galitzine
24.8432 Countess Marie von Carlow 1893 1979 Prince Boris Galitzine 1891 1919  
24.8432 Countess Marie von Carlow 1893 1979 Count Wladmir Kleinmichel 1901 1982 In 1948 Count Wladmir Kleinmichel was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order.
In 1960 Count Wladmir Kleinmichel was promoted to a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.
According to a thread on the "The Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum" Count Wladmir Kleinmichel was entrusted with the sale of the Dowager Empress Maria of Russia's jewellery, a large part of which were purchased by King George V.
Marriage Registration of Princess Marie Galitzine (nee von Carlow) and Count Wladmir Kleinmichel
Death Registration of Countess Marie Kleinmichel
Death Registration of Count Wladmir Kleinmichel
24.84321 Countess Sophie Kleinmichel 1930     Philip Henry Russell Goodman 1931    
24.8433 Countess Natalia von Carlow 1894 1913          
24.8434 Count Georg von Carlow 1899 1963   Irina Raievskya 1892 1955 Georg was adopted by his uncle Duke Karl Michael of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in 1928. Count Georg assumed the title Duke of Mecklenburg which was recognised by the Grand Ducal House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on 29 December 1929.
24.8434 Count Georg von Carlow 1899 1963 Archduchess Charlotte of Austria 1921 1989 See 19.J3217 - Georg was adopted by his uncle Duke Karl Michael of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in 1928. Count Georg assumed the title Duke of Mecklenburg which was recognised by the Grand Ducal House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on 29 December 1929.
24.84341 Duke George Alexander of Mecklenburg (Strelitz) 1921 1996 Archduchess Helene "Ilona" of Austria (Hungarian Line) 1927 2011 See 21.7412
24.843411 Duchess Elisabeth Christine of Mecklenburg (Strelitz) 1947   Baron Alhard von dem Bussche-Ippenburg 1947    
24.843412 Duchess Marie Catherine of Mecklenburg (Strelitz) 1949     Wolfgang von Wasielewski 1951    
24.843413 Duchess Irene of Mecklenburg Strelitz) 1952     Constantin Harold Harmsen 1954    
24.843414 Duke Georg Borwin of Mecklenburg (Strelitz) 1956     Alice Wagner 1959   Georg is the present Head of the Grand Ducal House of Mecklenburg (Strelitz)
24.8434141 Duchess Helene Olga of Mecklenburg (Strelitz) 1988            
24.8434142 Duke Georg Alexander of Mecklenburg (Strelitz) 1991            
24.8434143 Duke Carl Michael of Mecklenburg (Strelitz) 1994            
24.84342 Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg (Strelitz) 1924 1962   Hassan Sayed Kamil 1918   Birth Registration of Duchess Helene
24.84343 Duke Carl Gregor of Mecklenburg (Strelitz) 1933   Princess Maria Margarete of Hohenzollern 1928 2006 See 6.1133
24.844 Duke Karl Michael of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1863 1934         Karl Michael who became a naturalised Russian subject renounced his rights to Mecklenburg-Strelitz on 7 August 1914 (privately by letter, which was received in 1919 after the revolution). Karl Michael adopted his nephew Count Georg von Carlow in 1928.
Even though Karl Michael renounced his German Nationality in 1914 he still apparently received five million gold marks in 1921 from the Mecklenburg Government for renouncing his claims to the Grand Ducal throne.
24.9 Duke Friedrich Karl of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1781 1783          
24.J Duchess Auguste Albertine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1782 1782          
24.K Duke Karl Friedrich of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1785 1837          

Note - QVD against a reference number indicates the first named individual is a descendant of Queen Victoria.

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