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REFERENCE TITLE NAME BORN DIED   TITLE NAME BORN DIED COMMENTS
11 King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia 1770 1840 Duchess Luise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1776 1810 See 24.6
Obituary on King Friedrich Wilhelm III
A more in-depth report on the death of King Friedrich Wilhelm III
11 King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia 1770 1840 Countess Augusta von Harrach 1800 1873 Auguste was created Fürstin (Princess ) von Liegnitz and Countess von Hohenzollern in 1824.
Report on the unusual marriage of King Friedrich Wilhelm and Countess Augusta von Harrach.
New York Times report on the death of Princess von Liegnitz
11.1 King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia 1795 1861 Princess Elizabeth of Bavaria 1801 1873 See 18.7 - A stroke in 1857 left Friedrich Wilhelm partially paralyzed and largely mentally incapacitated, and his brother William served as regent from 1858 until Friedrich Wilhelm's death in 1861, at which point William ascended the throne himself as William I.
New York Times report on the death of King Friedrich Wilhelm IV. A very brief report on the death of "Dowager" Queen Elizabeth
11.2 King Wilhelm I of Prussia 1797 1888 Princess Auguste of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1811 1890 See 27.23 - Wilhelm was proclaimed first German Emperor on French soil in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace at Versailles on 18 January 1871 (some sources show 8 January 1871). He succeeded as King of Prussia on the death of his mentally incapacitated brother Friedrich Wilhelm IV in 1861.
A report on the death of King Wilhelm I of Prussia and his subsequent funeral
11.21 King Friedrich III "Fritz" of Prussia 1831 1888 Princess Victoria "Vicky" of Great Britain (Princess Royal) 1840 1901 See 1.1 - Friedrich was also German Emperor and reigned only 98 days before succumbing to throat cancer.
NY Times article reporting the death of Friedrich III
Birth Registration of Victoria (Princess Royal)
11.211 - QVD King Wilhelm II of Prussia 1859 1941 Princess Auguste Viktoria "Dona" of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg 1858 1921 See 36.252 - Wilhelm (who was also German Emperor) abdicated on 28 November 1918 having fled to Holland on 10 November 1918.
A touching article on Auguste Viktoria as "A MODEL HOUSEWIFE".
I hadn't heard of this situation before I read this article . It purports to show that Wilhelm II marriage to Auguste Viktoria was morganatic in that her family Schleswig-Holstein were not previously reigning but merely owned its own territory in bygone times. This was a ruling from a Schleswig-Holstein lower court of law.
Reports on the death of Wilhelm and his subsequent funeral.
NY Times article reporting the death of Auguste Viktoria
11.211 - QVD King Wilhelm II of Prussia 1859 1941 Princess Hermine Reuss-Greiz 1887 1947 See 43.155 - Wilhelm (who was also German Emperor) abdicated on 28 November 1918 having fled to Holland on 10 November 1918. Princess Hermine was arrested by the Soviet military police and some time after reappeared in Frankfurt on the Oder where she lived on the outskirts of the town, where she died of a heart attack possible caused by starvation. Hermine was firstly married to Prince Johann Georg of Schoenaich-Carolath, their daughter Princess Henriette married Wilhelm's grandson Prince Karl Franz Joseph of Prussia
11.2111 - QVD Crown Prince Wilhelm of Prussia 1882 1951 Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1886 1954 See 23.11113 - Wilhelm renounced his rights to the throne of Prussia (and German Empire) on 1 December 1918 having fled to Holland on 12 November. He returned to Germany in November 1923 after he had given assurances that he would not participate in any political affairs. He was a supporter of Hitler.
A report on the intended four days of celebrations for the wedding of Cecilie and Wilhelm Brief report on the wedding of Cecilie and Wilhelm.
A possible interesting article which was written at the time of the wedding of Cecilie and Wilhelm.
Report on the death of Crown Prince Wilhelm
11.21111 - QVD Prince Wilhelm of Prussia 1906 1940   Dorothea von Salviati 1907 1972 Wilhelm was forced to renounce his succession rights to the Royal House of Prussia and inheritance of Wilhelm II in 1933 following his unequal marriage to Dorothea von Salviati. He died of wounds received in action near Valenciennes.
11.211111 - QVD Princess Felicitas of Prussia 1934 2009   Dinnies von der Osten 1929    
11.211111 - QVD Princess Felicitas of Prussia 1934 2009   Jorg von Nostitz-Wallwitz 1937    
11.2111111 - QVD   Friederike von der Osten 1959     Bernhard von Reiche 1956    
11.21111111 - QVD   Felicitas von Reiche 1986            
11.21111112 - QVD   Victoria von Reiche 1989            
11.21111113 - QVD   Donata von Reiche 1992            
11.2111112 - QVD   Dinnies-Wilhelm von der Osten 1962 1989          
11.2111113 - QVD   Hubertus von der Osten 1964            
11.2111114 - QVD   Cecilie von der Osten 1967     Ole Marxen 1964    
11.21111141 - QVD   Julius Marxen 1998            
11.21111142 - QVD   Victor Marxen 2002            
11.2111115 - QVD   Diana von Nostitz-Wallwitz 1974   Baron Carl-Jan von der Goltz 1968    
11.21111151 - QVD Baron/Baroness Child (of Diana von Nostitz-Wallwitz and Baron Carl-Jan von der Goltz ?           Birth confirmed on www.nobiliana.de
11.21111152 - QVD Baron/Baroness Child (of Diana von Nostitz-Wallwitz and Baron Carl-Jan von der Goltz 2011           Birth confirmed on www.nobiliana.de
11.211112 - QVD Princess Christa of Prussia 1936     Peter Liebes 1926 1967  
11.21112 - QVD Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia 1907 1994 Grand Duchess Kira of Russia 1909 1967 See 4.91422 - A report of the wedding of Kira and Louis Ferdinand
11.211121 - QVD Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia 1939 2015   Waltraud Freytag 1940 2010 Following his unequal marriage in 1967 to a commoner Prince Friedrich was forced to renounce his rights to any inheritance or succession to the Royal House of Prussia. Clauses in Emperor Wilhelm's will stipulated the successor of Prince Louis Ferdinand must marry equal or be born of an equal marriage. This disbarred Friedrich as his marriage was considered unequal. Although Friedrich accepted this at the time of his marriage, both he and his younger brother (who also married unequally) filed a suit in the German Courts claiming discrimination against them on the basis of their marriage was unconstitutional. They eventually lost the case when in 1998 the Federal Court of Justice overturned the rulings of two lower courts. The two brothers took their case to the Federal Constitutional Court, and on 22 March 2004 obtained a ruling overturning the decisions of the Federal Court of Justice in 1998. A more detailed explanation of the case can be found here.
11.211121 - QVD Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia 1939 2015   Ehrengard von Reden 1943   See comments above regarding Friedrich Wilhelm's unequal marriage.
11.211121 - QVD Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia 1939 2015   Sibylle Kretschmer 1952   See comments above regarding Friedrich Wilhelm's unequal marriage.
11.2111211 - QVD   Philip Prinz von Preussen 1968     Anna Christine Soltau 1968    
11.21112111 - QVD   Paul Wilhelm Prinz von Preussen 1995            
11.21112112 - QVD   Maria Luise Prinzessin von Preussen 1997            
11.21112113 - QVD   Elisabeth Christine Prinzessin von Preussen 1998            
11.21112114 - QVD   Anna Sophie Prinzessin von Preussen 2001            
11.21112115 - QVD   Johanna Amalie Prinzessin von Preussen 2002            
11.21112116 - QVD   Timotheus Friedrich Prinz von Preussen 2005            
11.2111212 - QVD   Friedrich Wilhelm Prinz von Preussen 1979   Baroness Anna Catharina von Salza und Lichtenau 1981    
11.21112121 - QVD   Friedrich Wilhelm Prinz von Preussen 2012            
11.2111213 - QVD   Viktoria Luise Prinzessin von Preussen 1982            
11.2111214 - QVD   Joachim-Albrecht Prinz von Preussen 1984            
11.211122 - QVD Prince Michael of Prussia 1940 2014   Jutta Jörn 1943   See also comments against Prince Michael's brother Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia regarding the similar implication of Prince Michael entering into an unequal marriage
11.211122 - QVD Prince Michael of Prussia 1940 2014   Brigitte von Dallwitz 1939 2016 See also comments against Prince Michael's brother Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia regarding the similar implication of Prince Michael entering into an unequal marriage. Some sources show Prince Michael's second wife as Brigitte Dallwitz, Brigitte Dallwitz-Wegner or Brigitte von Dallwitz-Wegner; I have used Brigitte von Dallwitz following email correspondence with Prince Michael
11.2111221 - QVD   Micaela Prinzessin von Preussen 1967     Jürgen Wessolly 1961   Micaela retained her maiden after her marriage which is allowed under German law. Similarly under German Law her children are registered with her surname.
11.21112211 - QVD   Maximilian Prinz von Preussen 2000            
11.21112212 - QVD   Marie Charlotte Prinzessin von Preussen 2001            
11.2111222 - QVD   Nataly Prinzessin von Preussen 1970            
11.211123 - QVD Princess Marie Cecile of Prussia 1942   Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg 1936   See 31.13136 - Friedrich August subsequently married Countess Donata of Castell-Rüdenhausen (the ex-wife of Princess Marie-Cecilie's brother Prince Louis Ferdinand )
11.211124 - QVD Princess Kira of Prussia 1943 2004   Thomas Liepsner 1945    
11.2111241 - QVD   Kira-Marina Liepsner 1977     Andreas von Bismarck 1979   Andreas is a 3 x great grandson of Bernard von Bismarck elder brother of the Iron Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck (Prince von Bismarck)
11.21112411 - QVD   Luise von Bismarck 2002            
11.21112412 - QVD   Sophie von Bismarck 2007            
11.211125 - QVD Prince Louis Ferdinand "Lulu" of Prussia 1944 1977 Countess Donata zu Castell-Rüdenhausen 1950 2015 Prince Louis died of injuries received on military manoeuvres at Bremen. Countess Donata subsequently married Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg (the ex-husband of Prince Louis Ferdinand's sister Princess Marie-Cecilie ). Donata is the daughter of Prince Siegfried zu Castell-Rüdenhausen (4 th Fürst zu Castell-Rüdenhausen) (1916-2007) and a sister to Count Hermann of Castell-Rüdenhausen.
11.2111251 - QVD Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia 1976   Princess Sophie Johanna von Isenburg von Isenburg 1978   See 20.3K4434 - Georg Friedrich is the present Head of the Imperial House of Hohenzollern (Prussia)
11.21112511 - QVD Prince Carl Friedrich of Prussia 2013           Carl Friedrich and Louis Ferdinand are twins
11.21112512 - QVD Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia 2013           Carl Friedrich and Louis Ferdinand are twins
11.21112513 - QVD Princess Emma Marie of Prussia 2015            
11.21112514 - QVD Prince Heinrich Albert of Prussia 2016            
11.2111252 - QVD Princess Cornelie-Cecile of Prussia 1978           Princess Cornelie-Cecile was born posthumously
11.211126 - QVD Prince Christian-Sigismund of Prussia 1946   Countess Nina zu Reventlow 1954    
11.2111261 - QVD   Isabelle-Alexandra Grandmontagne-Prinzessin von Preussen 1969           Isabelle-Alexandra's parents are Prince Christian Sigismund and Christiane Grandmontagne. Christiane Grandmontagne married Count Carl-Johan "Jan" Bernadotte of Wisborg in 2004 (his sixth wife)
11.2111262 - QVD Prince Christian Ludwig of Prussia 1986            
11.2111263 - QVD Princess Irina of Prussia 1988            
11.211127 - QVD Princess Xenia of Prussia 1949 1992   Per-Edvard Lithander 1945 2010 Xenia died following an asthma attack
11.2111271 - QVD   Patrick Lithander 1973     Maja Flechtner 1973   A link to brief details of Patrick Lithander 
11.21112711 - QVD   Pius Lithander 2005            
11.21112712 - QVD   Hugo Lithander 2006            
11.21112713 - QVD   Karl Lithander 2008            
11.21112714 - QVD   Merle Lithander 2010            
11.2111272 - QVD   Wilhelm Sebastian Lithander 1974     Tiana Bischoff 1973    
11.21112721 - QVD   Steen Edvard Lithander 2010            
11.21112722 - QVD   Ebba Viktoria Lithander 2012            
11.21113 - QVD Prince Hubertus of Prussia 1909 1950 Baroness Maria Anna von Humbodt-Dachroeden 1916 2003 Hubertus died of Appendicitis. Maria Anna is a second cousin to Baroness Friederike von Humboldt-Dachroeden, their respective paternal grandfathers were brothers
11.21113 - QVD Prince Hubertus of Prussia 1909 1950 Princess Magdalene Pauline Reuss-Kostritz 1920 2009 Hubertus died of Appendicitis.
Magdalene Pauline father Prince Heinrich XXXVI Reuss-Kostritz (1888-1956) was a brother to Prince Heinrich XXXIV Reuss-Köstritz (1887-1956)
11.211131 - QVD Princess Anastasia of Prussia 1944   Prince Alois-Konstantin of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (9th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg) 1941   Alois-Konstantin is the present Head of the Princely House of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
11.2111311 - QVD Prince Carl-Friedrich of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg 1966 2010 Baroness Stephanie von und zu Brenken 1970   Carl Friedrich (who raced under the pseudonym Leo Löwenstein) was killed in a tragic car crash whilst racing at Nürburgring
11.21113111 - QVD Princess Augustina of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg 1999            
11.21113112 - QVD Hereditary Prince Nicodemus of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg 2001            
11.21113113 - QVD Prince Laurentius of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg 2006            
11.21113114 - QVD Princess Kiliane of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg 2008            
11.2111312 - QVD Prince Hubertus of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg 1968   Baroness Iris von Dörnberg 1969    
11.2111313 - QVD Princess Christina Maria of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg 1974     Guido von Rohr 1969    
11.21113131 - QVD   Antonius Gisilot von Rohr 2003           A photograph and details of Antonius
11.21113132 - QVD   Konstantin von Rohr 2007           A photograph and details of Konstantin
11.21113133 - QVD   Maria Sylvia von Rohr 2008           Maria Sylvia and Cecilia Marie are twins
11.21113134 - QVD   Cecilia Marie von Rohr 2008           Maria Sylvia and Cecilia Marie are twins
11.2111314 - QVD Prince Dominik-Wilhelm of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg 1983   Countess Olga Graziella zu Castell-Rüdenhausen 1987   Olga Graziella's father Prince Johann-Friedrich (Fürst) zu Castell-Rüdenhausen (1948 - 2014) was a brother to Countess Donata zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
11.211132 - QVD Princess Marie-Christine of Prussia 1947 1966         Marie-Christine died as a result of injuries following a car accident
11.21114 - QVD Prince Friedrich Georg of Prussia 1911 1966 Lady Brigid Guinness 1920 1995 Prince Friedrich became a British citizen (lived in England as George Mansfield) although in 1946 he reverted to using his title and his descendants use the surname von Preussen. It was reported in 1953 that Prince Friedrich had reassumed German nationality and there was a debate in the House of Commons on 19 October 1961 regarding his entitlement to Foreign Compensation.
Prince Friedrich's body was recovered from the Rhine and it was concluded that he either committed suicide or died accidentally.
Birth Registration of Brigid Guinness
A report on the "quiet/secret" wedding of Prince Friedrich Georg and Lady Brigid Guinness
Marriage Registration of George Mansfield (i.e. Prince Friedrich Georg) and Lady Brigid Guinness
11.211141 - QVD Prince Frederick Nicholas of Prussia 1946     Victoria Mancroft 1952   Birth Registration of Frederick Hohenzollern or Frederick Mansfeld
11.2111411 - QVD   Beatrice von Preussen 1981           Beatrice works as a designer and illustrator.
11.2111412 - QVD   Florence von Preussen 1983     James Tollemache 1980    
11.2111413 - QVD   Augusta von Preussen 1986     Caspar William Helmore 1987    
11.2111414 - QVD   Frederick von Preussen 1990            
11.211142 - QVD Prince William Andrew of Prussia 1947     Alexandra Blahova 1947   Birth Registration of William Hohenzollern or William Mansfeld.
11.2111421 - QVD   Tatiana von Preussen 1980     Philip Womack 1981   Birth Registration of Tatiana von Preussen and Philip Womack.
Philip Womack is a Novelist and Reviewer.
11.2111422 - QVD   Frederick von Preussen 1984            
11.211143 - QVD Princess Victoria of Prussia 1952     Philippe Achache 1948   Birth Registration of Victoria von Preussen
11.2111431 - QVD   George Achache 1980            
11.2111432 - QVD   Francis Achache 1982            
11.211144 - QVD Prince Rupert of Prussia 1955     Ziba Rastegar-Javaheri 1954   Prince Rupert and Princess Antonia are twins.
Birth Registration of Rupert von Preussen
11.2111441 - QVD   Brigid von Preussen 1983            
11.2111442 - QVD   Astrid von Preussen 1985            
11.211145 - QVD Princess Antonia of Prussia 1955     Charles Arthur Wellesley (Marquess of Douro) 1945   Prince Rupert and Princess Antonia are twins. The Marquess of Douro is the eldest son of the 8 th Duke of Wellington.
Birth Registration of Antonia von Preussen
11.2111451 - QVD   Arthur Wellesley (Earl of Mornington) 1978     Jemma Madeleine Kidd 1974   Jemma via her father is a great-granddaughter of the 1st Baron Beaverbrook nominally ascribed as the first baron of newspaper proprietors in Fleet Street
11.21114511 - QVD Lady Mae Madeleine Wellesley 2010            
11.21114512 - QVD   Arthur Darcy Wellesley (Viscount Wellesley) 2010            
11.2111452 - QVD Lady Honor Wellesley 1979   Orlando Montagu 1971 Orlando is a son of the 11th Earl of Sandwich.
Orlando and his father are now in the business of selling sandwiches the origin of the name goes back to the 4th Earl of Sandwich.
11.21114521 - QVD   Walter Frederick Montagu 2005            
11.21114522 - QVD   Nancy Jemima Montagu 2007            
11.2111453 - QVD Lady Mary Wellesley 1986            
11.2111454 - QVD Lady Charlotte Wellesley 1990            
11.2111455 - QVD Lord Frederick Wellesley 1992            
11.21115 - QVD Princess Alexandrine Irene of Prussia 1915 1980          
11.21116 - QVD Princess Cecilie of Prussia 1917 1975   Clyde Harris 1918 1958  
11.211161 - QVD   Kira Harris 1954     John Mitchell Johnson 1951    
11.2111611 - QVD   Philip Johnson 1985            
11.2112 - QVD Prince Eitel-Friedrich of Prussia 1883 1942 Duchess Sophie Charlotte of Oldenburg 1879 1964 See 31.1311 - The New York Times report on the wedding of Duchess Sophie Charlotte to Prince Eitel-Friedrich
11.2113 - QVD Prince Adalbert of Prussia 1884 1948 Princess Adelheid "Adi" of Saxe-Meiningen 1891 1971 See 29.3162
11.21131 - QVD   Daughter (was the daughter of Princess Adelheid of Saxe-Meiningen and Prince Adalbert of Prussia) 1915 1915         Some sources erroneously shows this individual (who was born and died on the same day) with the name Princess Victoria Marina
11.21132 - QVD Princess Victoria Marina of Prussia 1917 1981   Kirby William Patterson 1907 1984  
11.211321 - QVD   Berengar Patterson 1948 2011   Pamela Knight 1944   Berengar and Marina are twins
11.211322 - QVD   Marina Patterson 1948 2011   John William Engel 1946   Berengar and Marina are twins
11.2113221 - QVD   William John Engel 1983            
11.211323 - QVD   Dohna Maria Patterson 1954     Stephen Pearl 1951    
11.21133 - QVD Prince Wilhelm-Victor of Prussia 1919 1989 Countess Marie-Antoinette Hoyos 1920 2004  
11.211331 - QVD Princess Marie Louise of Prussia 1945   Count Rudolf von Schönburg-Glauchau 1932   Rudolf is a paternal uncle of Count Alexander of Schönburg-Glauchau
11.2113311 - QVD Countess Sophie von Schönburg-Glauchau 1979     Carles Andreu Alacreu ?    
11.2113312 - QVD Count Friedrich Wilhelm von Schönburg-Glauchau 1985            
11.211332 - QVD Prince Adelbert of Prussia 1948     Eva-Maria Kudicke 1951    
11.2113321 - QVD   Alexander Prinz von Preussen 1984            
11.2113322 - QVD   Christian Prinz von Preussen 1986           Christian and Philipp are twins
11.2113323 - QVD   Philipp Prinz von Preussen 1986           Christian and Philipp are twins
11.2114 - QVD Prince August Wilhelm "Auwi" of Prussia 1887 1949 Princess Alexandra Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg 1887 1957 See 35.422 - Prince August Wilhelm and Princess Alexandra were first cousins, their respective mothers were sisters.
It seems "Auwi" was intent on marrying Alexandra.
They married on 22 October 1908 having become engaged in the very early months of 1907.
"Auwi" became a Nazi supporter and in 1948 was tried by a German deNasification court, which decided he was only a "minor .offender" and sentenced him to two and a half years imprisonment but was released on the basis that he had served enough time in prisons.
Alexandra Viktoria had an unconventional home following her divorced from her second husband Arnold Rumann
11.21141 - QVD Prince Alexander Ferdinand of Prussia 1912 1985   Irmgard Weygand 1912 2001 The Official Website of the House of Hohenzollern here: shows Irmgard Weygand, some sources show an alternative spelling of Armgard Weygand
11.211411 - QVD   Stephan Alexander Prinz von Preussen 1939 1993   Heide Schmidt 1939    
11.211411 - QVD   Stephan Alexander Prinz von Preussen 1939 1993   Hannelore-Marie Kerscher 1952    
11.2114111 - QVD   Stephanie Prinzessin von Preussen 1966     Amadi Mbaraka Bao 1958    
11.21141111 - QVD   Aaron Bao 1994            
11.21141112 - QVD   Shoshana Bao 1996            
11.21141113 - QVD   Amir Bao 1998            
11.21141114 - QVD   Seraphine Bao 2002            
11.2115 - QVD Prince Oskar of Prussia 1888 1958 Countess Ina-Marie von Bassewitz-Levetzow 1888 1973 Ina-Marie was created Countess von Ruppin in 1914 and a Princess of Prussia in 1920 by King Wilhelm II of Prussia (Emperor of Germany). This marriage which was initially considered as morganatic was recognized as being equal on 21 June 1920.
The New York Times article on the impending marriage of Oskar and Ina-Marie.
An interesting article during the latter part of Prince Oskar's life.
Ina-Marie's father was Count Karl Heinrich Ludwig von Bassewitz-Levetzow (1855 -1921) who was President of the state ministry (possible equates to Prime Minister) of Mecklenburg-Schwerin from 1901 to 1914.
11.21151 - QVD Prince Oskar of Prussia 1915 1939         Prince Oskar was killed in action in Poland two days after the declaration of hostilities by England and France
11.21152 - QVD Prince Burchard of Prussia 1917 1988 Countess Eleonore Fugger von Babenhausen 1925 1992 Countess Eleonore was firstly married to Robert Bee and their daughter Victoria Bee is married to Prince Georg of Hanover (Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg)
11.21153 - QVD Princess Herzeleide-Ina-Marie of Prussia 1918 1989 Prince Karl Biron von Curland 1907 1982 Historical background to the Biron von Curland family can be found here
11.211531 - QVD Princess Viktoria-Benigna Biron von Curland 1939   Baron Johann Christoph von Twickel 1940 2014 Baron Johann married secondly Princess Charlotte of Croÿ
11.2115311 - QVD Baron Nikolaus von Twickel 1969     Georgia Fischer 1969    
11.21153111 - QVD Baron Konstantin von Twickel 2002            
11.21153112 - QVD Baroness Benedikta von Twickel 2005            
11.21153113 - QVD Baron Georg von Twickel 2008            
11.21153114 - QVD Baron Kyrill von Twickel 2011            
11.2115312 - QVD Baron Tassilo von Twickel 1976     Jeanine (or Janine) Schniewind 1977    
11.21153121 - QVD Baron Antonius "Anton" von Twickel 2010            
11.21153122 - QVD Baroness Matilda von Twickel 2012            
11.211532 - QVD Prince Ernst-Johann Biron von Curland 1940   Countess Elisabeth von Isenburg-Philippseich 1941   Prince Ernst-Johann is the present Head of the Princely House of Biron von Curland
11.2115321 - QVD   Anja Prinzessin Biron von Curland 1975           Anja is the adopted daughter (adopted 24 February 1976) of Prince and Princess Ernst-Johann Biron von Curland
11.2115322 - QVD   Christiana Prinzessin von Curland 1977           Christiana is the adopted daughter (adopted 23 May 1978) of Prince and Princess Ernst-Johann Biron von Curland
11.211533 - QVD Prince Michael Biron von Curland 1944     Kristin von Oertzen 1944    
11.2115331 - QVD Princess Veronika Biron von Curland 1970     Christoph Carl ?    
11.2115332 - QVD Prince Alexander Biron von Curland 1972   Countess Michaela Strachwitz von Gross-Zauche und Caminitz 1979    
11.2115333 - QVD Princess Stephanie Biron von Curland 1975     Georg Güber ?    
11.21154 - QVD Prince Wilhelm-Karl of Prussia 1922 2007   Armgard von Veltheim 1926   A brief report on the wedding of Wilhelm-Karl and Armgard von Veltheim
11.211541 - QVD Princess Donata-Viktoria of Prussia 1952            
11.211542 - QVD Prince Wilhelm-Karl of Prussia 1955            
11.211543 - QVD Prince Oskar of Prussia 1959     Auguste Zimmermann von Siefart 1962    
11.2115431 - QVD Prince Oskar of Prussia 1993            
11.2115432 - QVD Princess Wilhelmine of Prussia 1995            
11.2115433 - QVD Prince Albert of Prussia 1998            
11.2116 - QVD Prince Joachim of Prussia 1890 1920 Princess Marie Auguste of Anhalt 1898 1983 See 24.73343 - 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 (1) and The New York Times (2) 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 a more detailed article on his Jdeath and his matrimonial problems.
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.
11.21161 - QVD Prince Karl Franz Joseph of Prussia 1916 1975 Princess Henriette of Schoenaich-Carolath 1918 1972 See 43.1555 - One source mentions Karl Franz Joseph died in an automobile accident in Chile, I'm trying to corroborate this information.
Henriette was the daughter of Prince Johann Georg of Schoenaich-Carolath and Princess Hermine Reuss-Greiz. Princess Hermine subsequently married Emperor Wilhelm of Germany
11.21161 - QVD Prince Karl Franz Joseph of Prussia 1916 1975   Luise Hartman 1909 1961  
11.21161 - QVD Prince Karl Franz Joseph of Prussia 1916 1975   Eva Maria Herreray Valdeavellano 1922 1987  
11.211611 - QVD Prince Franz Wilhelm of Prussia 1943   Grand Duchess Marie of Russia 1953   See 4.914231 - Franz Wilhelm and Friedrich Christian were twins. Grand Duchess Marie is the present Head of the Imperial House of Russia.
Franz Wilhelm's genealogy is somewhat unique. He was via his father a great grandson of Wilhelm II of Prussia (German Emperor), Franz Wilhelm's maternal grandmother Princess Hermine Reuss-Greiz, was the second wife on Wilhelm II of Prussia (German Emperor).
11.2116111 - QVD Prince Georg Wilhelm of Prussia (also Grand Duke of Russia) 1981           Georg was granted the title of Grand Duke of Russia
11.211612 - QVD Prince Friedrich Christian of Prussia 1943 1943         Franz Wilhelm and Friedrich Christianh were twins
11.211613 - QVD Prince Franz Friedrich of Prussia 1944     Gudrun Winkler 1949    
11.211613 - QVD Prince Franz Friedrich of Prussia 1944     Susann Genske 1964    
11.2116131 - QVD   Christine Prinzessin von Preussen 1968     Milos Kovacevic 1964    
11.2116131 - QVD   Christine Prinzessin von Preussen 1968     Thomas Kempkes 1965    
11.211614 - QVD   Alexandra Prinzessin von Preussen 1960     Juan Diego Martinez y Lercari 1953    
11.211614 - QVD   Alexandra Prinzessin von Preussen 1960     Alberto Reboa Devoto 1952    
11.2116141 - QVD   Alberto Joaquin Reboa von Preussen 1994            
11.2116142 - QVD   Alexandra Augusta Reboa von Preussen 1995            
11.211615 - QVD   Desiree Prinzessin von Preussen 1961     Juan Carlos Gamarra y Skeels 1954    
11.2116151 - QVD   Juan Francisco Gamarra 1987            
11.2116152 - QVD   Ines Desiree Gamarra 1989            
11.2117 - QVD Princess Viktoria-Luise of Prussia 1892 1980 Prince Ernst August of Hanover (Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg) 1887 1953 See 25.116 - Ernst August succeeded to the Duchy of Brunswick (and Wolfenbuttel) on 1 November 1913 followinghis father's renunciation on 24 October 1913. He abdicated his throne on 8 November 1918.
An interesting article published on the day of the wedding of Viktoria-Luise to Ernst August and how this reconciled the two royal families of Prussia and Hanover which had been strained since 1866 when Hanover was annexed to Prussia. The article also mentions how close it came in 1866 to Ernst August's aunt Princess Friederike Sophie of Hanover possibly marrying Prince Albrecht of Prussia.
11.212 - QVD Princess Charlotte of Prussia 1860 1919 Duke Bernard III of Saxe-Meiningen 1851 1928 See 29.311 - Bernard abdicated his throne on 10 November 1918.
Princess Charlotte married on 18 February 1878 Prince (later Duke) of Bernard of Saxe-Meiningen at a double wedding with her second cousin Princess Elisabeth of Prussia to the then Hereditary Grand Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg.
The New York Times published an interesting article when Princess Charlotte became the Duchess of Meiningen in 1914.
The New York Times announcement of Duchess Charlotte's death
11.213 - QVD Prince Heinrich of Prussia 1862 1929 Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine 1866 1953 See 5.1213 - A short report on the marriage of Heinrich and Irene.
Obituary on Prince Heinrich
11.2131 - QVD Prince Waldemar of Prussia 1889 1945 Princess Calixta of Lippe 1895 1982 Waldemar suffered from haemophilia and died in a clinic in Tutzing, Bavaria because of the lack of blood transfusion facilities. Waldemar with the assistance of his wife Calixta had fled from their home in Silesia in 1945 due the Russian advance, finally arriving in Tutzing where he was able to receive his last blood transfusion. The American Army overran the area the next day, diverted all medical resources to treat concentration camp victims, and prevented Waldemar's German doctor from treating him. He bled to death.
11.2132 - QVD Prince Sigismund of Prussia 1896 1978 Princess Charlotte Agnes of Saxe-Alternburg 1899 1989 See 30.9341 
11.21321 - QVD Princess Barbara of Prussia 1920 1994 Duke Christian Ludwig of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1912 1996 See 23.111122 - Christian Ludwig was arrested by Soviet troops in 1945 and spent the next 8 years as a prisoner.
11.21322 - QVD Prince Alfred of Prussia 1924 2013   Maritza Farkas 1929 1996 Prince Alfred died in Costa Rica on 3 June 2013 and the circumstances of the last decades of his life in which he was manipulated make grim and sad reading. A Costa Rican newspaper La Nación published on article on the life and death of Prince Alfred and that of his parents. A Google translation of the article is here.
11.2133 - QVD Prince Heinrich of Prussia 1900 1904         Heinrich suffered from haemophilia and died following a bump to the head
11.214 - QVD Prince Sigismund of Prussia 1864 1866         Sigismund died from meningitis
11.215 - QVD Princess Victoria "Moretta" of Prussia 1866 1929 Prince Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe 1859 1916 See 43.17 - Victoria was engaged to Prince Alexander of Battenburg (Prince of Bulgaria). Due to political pressure involving the British, Prussian and Russian Royal Families, Victoria was forced to give up hope of marrying Prince Alexander.
Adolf was for a short time Regent of Lippe (1895-1897) which he assumed by force with the support Emperor Wilhelm of Germany. He was eventually forced to surrender the regency following a ruling by a tribunal of Arbitration presided over by King Albert of Saxony.
The cause of the Regency was the death of Waldemar, Prince of Lippe (Lippe-Detmold) (1824-1895) who in name was succeeded by his brother Alexander (1831-1905). Alexander suffered from a mental illness necessitating a Regency to exercise power on his behalf.
11.215 - QVD Princess Victoria "Moretta" of Prussia 1866 1929   Alexander Zoubkoff 1900 1936 Victoria's marriage to Alexander Zoubkoff in 1927 was frowned upon by her family and two years later she died deserted, penniless and alone.
Alexander Zoubkoff didn't fare any better after Victoria's death because he also died in abject poverty in Luxemburg.
11.216 - QVD Prince Waldemar of Prussia 1868 1879         Waldemar died from diphtheria.
11.217 - QVD Princess Sophie of Prussia 1870 1932 King Constantine "Tino" I of the Hellenes 1868 1923 See 16.1 - King Constantine left Greece on 11 June 1917 after an ultimatum issued by France and nominated his second son Alexander as his successor. His first son Georg was considered pro-German and was not acceptable to the French. Constantine returned to the throne on 17 December 1920 following the death of Alexander. Constantine was forced again to abdicate in 22 September 1922 in favour of his first son Georg.
A report on the death of Ex-Queen Sophie.
11.218 - QVD Princess Margarete "Mossy" of Prussia 1872 1954 Landgrave Friedrich Karl of Hesse-Cassel 1868 1940 See 45.4145 - Landgrave Friedrich Karl was elected King of Finland 9 October in 1918 but withdrew acceptance 2 months later on 20 December 1918. Finland was acquired by Russia from Sweden following the 1808-1809 Russian-Swedish War and organised as an autonomous grand duchy, with the Russian Emperor as grand duke. Finland declared its independence from Russia on 6 December 1917.
A report on the wedding of Prince Margaret and Langrave Freidrich Karl
11.22 Princess Luise of Prussia 1838 1923 Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden 1826 1907 See 32.54 - A report on the wedding of Prince Luise and Grand Duke Friedrich.
A sensation caused in Germany when the Czar of Russia declined to meet Grand Friedrich I.
A report on the death of Princess (Grand Duchess) Luise, interesting to note that she was 84 years of age at the time of her death and the oldest member of European royalty.
Grand Duchess Luise was the mother-in-law of King Gustaf V of Sweden and he along with her son Grand Duke Friedrich II of BadenGrand Duke Friedrich II of Baden were both detained for several hours by the French military, authorities on the occasion of the funeral of the Grand Duchess.
The New York Times report on the death of Grand Duke Friedrich I
11.3 Princess Charlotte of Prussia 1798 1860 Emperor Nicholas I of all the Russias 1796 1855 See 4.9 - Charlotte took the name "Alexandra Feodorovna" on her marriage.
A short report on the death of Charlotte (you will need to scroll through the page to locate the article).
The New York Times report on the death of Emperor Nicholas.
11.4 Princess Friederike Auguste of Prussia 1799 1800          
11.5 Prince Karl of Prussia 1801 1883 Princess Marie Luise of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1808 1877 See 27.22
11.51 Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia 1828 1885 Princess Marie-Anne "Maianne" of Anhalt-Dessau 1837 1906 See 24.734 - 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 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.
Brief report on the death of Marie-Anne.
11.511 Princess Marie of Prussia 1855 1888 Prince Hendrik of the Netherlands 1820 1879 See 9.13 - The New York Times brief obituary on Hendrik
What happened to Hendrik's last will and testament in favour of his wife Marie?
When Hendrik died it was thought he had one of the largest fortunes in Europe estimated at the time to be about £8.5 million.
11.511 Princess Marie of Prussia 1855 1888 Prince Albert of Saxe-Altenburg 1843 1902 See 30.L5 - Marie died just 14 days after giving birth to her daughter also named Marie
11.512 Princess Elisabeth of Prussia 1857 1895 Grand Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg 1852 1931 See 31.131 - Friedrich abdicated his throne on 11 November 1918.
Princess Elisabeth married on 18 February 1878 the then Hereditary Grand Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg at a double wedding with her second cousin Princess Charlotte of Prussia to Prince (later Duke) of Bernard of Saxe-Menninger
11.513 Princess Anne Viktoria of Prussia 1858 1858          
11.514 Princess Luise Margarete of Prussia 1860 1917 Prince Arthur of Great Britain (1st Duke of Connaught) 1850 1942 See 1.7
Prince Arthur met his future wife Luise Margarete whilst attending the marriage on 18 February 1878 of Luise's sister Princess Elisabeth to the then Hereditary Grand Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg (in fact it was a double wedding because Arthur's niece Princess Charlotte of Prussia was marrying Prince (later Duke) of Bernard of Saxe-Meiningen).
Arthur and Luise Margarete were married in St George's Chapel, Windsor on 13 March 1879.
Princess Luise died from bronchial pneumonia
11.515 Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia 1865 1931 Princess Luise Sophie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg 1866 1952 See 36.256
11.5151 Princess Viktoria Margarete of Prussia 1890 1923 Prince Henry XXXIII Reuss-Köstritz 1879 1942 See 27.2422 - A short report on the intended marriage of Heinrich XXXIII and Viktoria Margarete with an explanation of the numbering system of the Heinrichs' in the House of Reuss.
11.5152 Prince Friedrich Sigismund of Prussia 1891 1927 Princess Marie Luise of Schaumburg-Lippe 1897 1938 See 43.731 - Prince Friedrich died in a riding accident in Lucerne. He was taking part in the "Concourse Hippique" and during a practice on 5 July 1927 he was thrown at a jump and his foot was caught in a stirrup, before he was able to release himself the horse had trodden on his chest causing serious injuries. He was taken to a hospital in Lucerne where he died the following day.
11.51521 Princess Luise Viktoria of Prussia 1917 2009   Hans Reinhold 1917 2002 Princess Luise was the last member of the house of Hohenzollern born in the reign of Emperor Wilhelms II.
11.515211   Manfred Reinhold 1943     Susan Macovsky 1945   New York Times brief report on the wedding of Manfred Reinhold and Susan Macovsky
11.51522 Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia 1919 2006 Lady Hermione Stuart 1925 1969 Lady Hermione was the daughter of Archibald John Morton Stuart, 19th Earl of Moray (1894-1974). The Earls of Moray descend from James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray (1531–1570) illegitimate son of King James V of Scotland.
11.51522 Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia 1919 2006   Adelheid von Bockum genannt Dolffs 1943    
11.5153 Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia 1893 1917         Prince Friedrich Karl was killed in action in St.Bouvray.
On 21 March 1917 (*** please note the article mentions Friedrich Karl died the same day, which is erroneous *** ) he was forced by fire from allied planes to land his plane close to where Australian troops were in trenches near to the German lines. He was slightly wounded and in trying to run to the German lines he was shot and seriously wounded in the spine by the Australians and remained in captivity until his death from injuries on 6 April 1917.
There was a possibility that Friedrich Karl remains could be returned to Germany in exchange for the remains of the executed British Nurse Edith Cavell. This possibility didn't materialise.
Friedrich Karl riding his horse Gibson Boy was a member of the German equestrian/jumping team which won the bronze medal in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics - shown under Friedrich Karl von Preussen.
11.5154 Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia 1895 1959         An interesting account of how Wilhelm II of Prussia (German Emperor) had won a court case to place Friedrich Leopold under restraint due to his excessive spending.
11.52 Princess Marie Luise of Prussia 1829 1901 Landgrave Alexis of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld 1828 1905  
11.53 Princess Anne of Prussia 1836 1918 Landgrave Friedrich Wilhelm of Hesse-Cassel 1820 1884 See 45.414 - Landgrave Friedrich succeeded his second cousin Elector Friedrich Wilhelm (1802-1875) as representative of the House of Hesse-Cassel. Elector Friedrich Wilhelm I lost his throne on 20 September 1866 when Hesse was annexed to Prussia. The title of Elector ceased to be used following the death of Elector Friedrich Wilhelm I.
11.6 Princess Alexandrine of Prussia 1803 1892 Grand Duke Paul Friedrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1800 1842 See 23.11
11.7 Prince Ferdinand Friedrich of Prussia 1804 1806          
11.8 Princess Luise of Prussia 1808 1870 Prince Frederik of the Netherlands 1797 1881 See 9.2
11.9 Prince Albrecht of Prussia 1809 1872 Princess Marianne of the Netherlands 1810 1883 See 9.4 - Marianne bought the beautiful Villa Sommariva (on Lake Como) in 1843 and gave it as a wedding present in 1850 to her daughter Princess Charlotte on her marriage to Duke Georg II of Saxe-Meiningen. The Villa was renamed Villa Carlotta in memory of Princess Charlotte who died in childbirth in 1855. The Villa was passed through Marianne's Saxe-Meiningen descendants until 1927 when it was brought under Italian control by the Ente Villa Carlotta, a foundation especially constituted by Italian royal decree on 12 May 1927.
It was reported in 1849 that Prince Albrecht was granted a divorce from Princess Marianne on the ground of "insurmountable antipathy". The report is on page 3 of the Newspaper.
11.9 Prince Albrecht of Prussia 1809 1872   Rosalie von Rauch 1820 1879 Rosalie was created Countess von Hohenau on 28 May 1853.
An interesting Web Page regarding Prince Albrecht and Rosalie von Rauch
11.91 Princess Charlotte of Prussia 1831 1855 Duke Georg II of Saxe-Meiningen 1826 1914 See 29.31 - A brief report on the wedding of George and Charlotte.
Charlotte died either during childbirth or a day after giving birth to her son who himself only lived for one day.
Charlotte's mother, born Princess Marianne of the Netherlands bought the Villa Sommariva (on Lake Como) in 1843 and gave it as a wedding present in 1850 to Princess Charlotte on her marriage to Duke Georg II of Saxe-Meiningen. The Villa Sommariva was renamed Villa Carlotta in memory of Charlotte.
11.92 Prince Albrecht of Prussia 1837 1906 Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg 1854 1898 See 30.911 - Albrecht was Prince Regent of Brunswick 1885 to 1906, and was succeeded as Prince Regent by Duke Johann Albrecht of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
11.921 Prince Friedrich Heinrich of Prussia 1874 1940         Prince Friedrich Heinrich in 1907 was reported to be in disgrace due to being addicted to certain practices of a perverse character (don't ask me what pratices).
It was further reported in 1910 that Friedrich Heinrich had become a monk.
11.922 Prince Joachim Albrecht of Prussia 1876 1939   Marie Blich-Sulzer 1872 1919 The intended marriage of Joachim Albrecht to Marie Blich-Sulzer made headlines in 1906.
As a result of the intended marriage, Joachim Albrecht was ordered by his second cousin the Kaiser to join a field force in German South-West Africa. Also Joachim's father Prince Albrecht of Prussia had changed his will so that Joachim only inherited £750,000 instead of £1,500,000 on the death of Albrecht in 1906.
It was reported in 1908 that Joachim Albrecht continued his liaison with Marie in defiance of the Kaiser (Wilhelm II of Prussia) and as a consequence he was dismissed from the army.
If this wasn't enough scandal, Marie Blich-Sulzer went through a sham (but legal) marriage on 9 May 1906 with Baron Victor Julius von Liebenberg in a Lambeth (London) registry office. Baron von Liebenberg was to be paid for the marriage with a planned divorce to follow afterwards, apparently Marie left her new husband as soon as she came out of the registry office. This sham marriage was to enable Marie to be ennobled hoping this would pave the way for her to marry Prince Joachim.
Marriage registration of Marie Sulzer and Baron Victor Julius von Liebenberg.
Joachim Albrecht and Marie were finally married on 3 September 1919 (according to AN ONLINE GOTHA) but Marie died shortly afterwards on 9 November 1919.
It was reported that Prince Joachim Albrecht had died mysteriously at his home the day after secret police had visited it.
11.922 Prince Joachim Albrecht of Prussia 1876 1939   Karoline Kornelia Stockhammer 1891 1952  
11.923 Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia 1880 1925 Princess Agathe von Ratibor und Corvey, Princess zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst 1888 1960 See 32.8323
11.9231 Princess Marie Therese of Prussia 1911 2005   Rudolf Hug 1885 1972  
11.9232 Princess Luise Henriette of Prussia 1912 1973   Wilhelm Schmalz 1901 1983  
11.9233 Princess Marianne Cecilie of Prussia 1913 1983 Prince Wilhelm of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld 1905 1942 Wilhelm was killed in action Gor, Russia
11.9234 Princess Elisabeth Auguste of Prussia 1919 1961   Heinz Mees 1918 1994  
11.93 Princess Elisabeth of Prussia 1840 1840          
11.94 Princess Alexandrine "Addy" of Prussia 1842 1906 Duke Wilhelm of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1827 1879 See 23.113
11.95 Count Wilhelm von Hohenau 1854 1930 Baroness Laura Saurma von der Jeltsch 1857 1884  
11.95 Count Wilhelm von Hohenau 1854 1930 Princess Margarethe zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen 1865 1940 See 22.323J
11.951 Countess Maria Elisabeth von Hohenau 1879 1956 Count Eberhard von Matuschka 1870 1920  
11.952 Countess Marie Rosalie von Hohenau 1880 ?          
11.953 Countess Maria Viktoria von Hohenau 1889 1934 Baron Hans Karl von Dörnberg 1875 1924 Baron Hans Karl von Dörnberg was secondly married to Princess Imma of Erbach-Schönberg
11.954 Count Friedrich Wilhelm von Hohenau 1890 1918         Friedrich was killed in action in Darewet, Russia
11.96 Count Friedrich von Hohenau 1857 1914   Charlotte von der Decken 1863 1933  

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