|29||Duke||Georg I Friedrich of Saxe-Meiningen||1761||1803||Princess||Luise Eleonore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg||1763||1837|
|29.1||Princess||Adelheid Luise of Saxe-Meiningen||1792||1849||King||William IV of Great Britain, Ireland and Hannover||1765||1837||William was Duke of Clarence from 1789 until 1830 when he succeeded his older brother George IV as King of Great Britain and Ireland.
William had a relationship and lived with Dorothy Bland , known as "Mrs Jordan" (1761-1816) between 1791 and 1811 during which they had ten children who were given the surname "Fitzclarence". One of the children, Lady Elizabeth Fitzclarence (1801-1856) married William George Hay, 18th Earl of Erroll (1801-1846) and their daughter Lady Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay (1829-1869) was the mother of Alexander William George Duff, 1st Duke of Fife.
William married Adelheid in 1818 and they had two daughters Charlotte (born and died March 1819) and Elizabeth Georgiana Adelaide (1820-1821).
A long article on William following his death with some emphasis on his involvement over a 20 year period with "Mrs Jordan".
An interesting article on Adelheid and also another article.
Queen Adelheid died at Bentley Priory, Stanmore and a detailed report relating to the days up to her death
Death registration of Queen Adelheid.
William was succeeded by his niece Victoria
|29.11||Princess||Charlotte Augusta of Great Britain etc||1819||1819||Charlotte was born on 27 March 1819 and died the same day.|
|29.12||Princess||Elizabeth of Great Britain etc||1820||1821||Elizabeth was born on 10 December 1820 and died 12 weeks later on 04 March 1821|
|29.2||Princess||Ida of Saxe-Meiningen||1794||1852||Prince||Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach||1792||1862||See 27.4|
|29.3||Duke||Bernard II of Saxe-Meiningen||1800||1882||Princess||Marie of Hesse-Cassel||1804||1888||See 45.245 - Saxe-Meiningen became Saxe-Meiningen-Hildburghausen in 1826 following the redistribution of family territoriess as a consequence of the extinction of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg branch. Saxe-Meiningen sided with Austria in the Prussian-Austria War resulting in Bernard abdicating on 20 September 1866 in favour of his son Georg who made peace with Prussia. Marie was a sister of Elector Friedrich Wilhelm of Hesse-Cassel (1802-1875) who lost his throne when Hesse-Cassel was annexed to Prussia on 20 September 1866|
|29.31||Duke||Georg II of Saxe-Meiningen||1826||1914||Princess||Charlotte of Prussia||1831||1855||See
11.91 - 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 Carlottain memory of Charlotte.
|29.31||Duke||Georg II of Saxe-Meiningen||1826||1914||Princess||Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg||1839||1872||See 39.36|
|29.31||Duke||Georg II of Saxe-Meiningen||1826||1914||Helene "Ellen" Franz||1839||1923||Helene, an actress was created Baroness Heldburg in 1873 by her husband. Heldburg derives from the location of the Dukes of Saxe-Meiningen property and home
Highway robbery carried out on Duke Georg and his wife .
The New York Times reported the death of Duke Georg II of Saxe-Meiningen
The New York Times also had an interesting article on the long time marriage of Duke Georg II and Ellen Franz (note the article quotes Ellen's surname as Kranz rather than Franz)
|29.311||Duke||Bernard III of Saxe-Meiningen||1851||1928||Princess||Charlotte of Prussia||1860||1919||See
11.212 - Bernard abdicated his throne on 10 November 1918.
A report on the wedding of Bernard and Charlotte which in fact was a double wedding because her second cousin Princess Elisabeth of Prussia married the hereditary (and future) Grand Duke Friedrich August of Oldenburg at the same time and location.
It was reported in 1903 that Bernard had resigned/retired from the army which is attributed to him denouncing the brutal tyranny of the non-commissioned offers towards their men.
The New York Times published an interesting article when Princess Charlotte became the Duchess of Meiningen in 1914.
A "Mad Woman's" attempt in November 1900 at trying to kill Bernard (who was hereditary Prince at the time) and his brother-in-law Emperor Wilhelm II of Prussia by throwing an axe at their carriage.
A newspaper article on Princess Charlotte published in 1896.
The New York Times announcement of Duchess Charlotte's death
|29.3111 - QVD||Princess||Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen||1879||1945||Prince||Heinrich XXX Reuss-Köstritz||1864||1939||Feodora entered into a suicide pact with her companion Meta Schwent and gassed herself in an oven.
It was reported in 1897 that Feodora was betrothed to Prince Alfred of Edinburgh. This report possible was without any substance.
Feodora was the first born great grandchild of Queen Victoria and it may be of interest to note that at the time of her birth she had four living great grandmothers and two great grandfathers. The article mentions Feodora was born at Villa Carlotta near Sans Souci in Potsdam, this Villa Carlotta should not be confused with the Villa Carlotta on Lake Como which belonged to the Saxe-Meiningen royal family.
A newspaper article in 1896 said Princess Feodora will in time become one of the greatest-if not the greatest-heiress in Europe, and her marriage is already the subject of anxious consideration.
A "You Tube" presentation on Feodora.
|29.312||Prince||Georg of Saxe-Meiningen||1852||1855|
|29.313||Princess||Maria of Saxe-Meiningen||1853||1923|
|29.314||Son (of Saxe-Meiningen)||1855||1855|
|29.315||Duke||Ernst of Saxe-Meiningen||1859||1941||Katherine Jensen||1874||1945||Katherine was created Baroness von Saalfeld on her marriage to Ernst on 20 September 1892.
Katherine was a daughter of Wilhelm Jensen writer and poet.
|29.3151||Baron||Georg Wilhelm von Saalfeld||1893||1916||Georg was killed in action La Bassée, France.
An account of the aeroplane fight between Georg Wilhelm von Saalfeld and Lord Doune (future 18th Earl of Moray) (1892-1943) in which the former's plane was shot down and he was killed.
|29.3152||Baroness||Elisabeth Helene von Saalfeld||1895||1934||Johann Duken||1889||1954||Johann Duken was a German paediatrician, university lecturer and national socialist. He became a member of the SS in 1933/34 and in 1937 was appointed professor of paediatrics in the University of Heidelberg , where he was the director of the Children's University Hospital. He appeared to be a supporter of euthanasia of "feeble children"|
|29.3153||Baron||Ernst Friedrich von Saalfeld||1896||1915||Ernst was killed in action, near Kielmy, Lithuania|
|29.3154||Baron||Ralf Erich von Saalfeld||1900||1947||Marie Seitz||1903||1931|
|29.3154||Baron||Ralf Erich von Saalfeld||1900||1947||Melanie von Bismarck||1911||1987|
|29.3155||Baron||Sven Hans von Saalfeld||1903||1998||Elisabeth Faust||1916|
|29.3156||Baron||Heinrich "Enzio" von Saalfeld||1908||1941||Rut Viererbe||1910||1974||Heinrich was killed in action over England|
|29.316||Prince||Friedrich of Saxe-Meiningen||1861||1914||Countess||Adelheid of Lippe-Biesterfeld||1870||1948||Friedrich was killed in action near Namur. Countess Adelheid became Princess Adelheid of Lippe in 1905 when the Lippe-Biesterfeld line assumed sovereign status on the extinction of the Lippe-Detmold line. Adelheid's brother Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld was the father of Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, husband of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands|
|29.3161||Princess||Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen||1890||1972||Grand Duke||Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach||1876||1923||See
27.2411 - Wilhelm Ernst who succeeded his grandfather Carl Alexander lost his throne on
9 November 1918. He was known to be a sadist and on the day of his abdication was advised he was the "most unpopular prince in Germany".
A brief announcement of the engagement of Princess Feodora and Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst.
The New York Times reported that Kaiser Wilhelm II has absolutely declined to recognize the marriage of the Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst (of Saxe-Weimar) with Princess Feodora (of Saxe-Meiningen).
An unusual article on the imprisonment by Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach of his third cousin Prince Hermann of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Some of the finer details seem suspect.
|29.3162||Princess||Adelheid "Adi" of Saxe-Meiningen||1891||1971||Prince||Adalbert of Prussia||1884||1948||See 11.2113 - A very brief announcement of the betrothal of Adelheid and Adalbert. It also includes a brief announcement of the wedding of Adalbert's brother Oskar. Adalbert was married on 3 August 1914 and his younger brother was married a couple of days earlier on 31 July.|
|29.3163||Duke||Georg III of Saxe-Meiningen||1892||1946||Countess||Klara-Maria von Korff genannt Schmissing-Kerssenbrock||1895||1992||George died in a Russian POW camp in Cheropovetz, Siberia.
It is a surprise to find out George became a minor judicial judge in 1922
|29.31631||Prince||Anton-Ulrich of Saxe-Meiningen||1919||1940||Anton-Ulrich was killed in action in Albert-sur-Somme|
|29.31632||Prince||Friedrich-Alfred of Saxe-Meiningen||1921||1997||Friedrich-Alfred was a Carthusian monk and he allowed the succession of Saxe-Meiningen to pass him by in favour of his uncle Duke Bernard IV|
|29.31633||Princess||Marie Elisabeth of Saxe-Meiningen||1922||1923|
|29.31634||Princess||Regina of Saxe-Meiningen||1925||2010||Archduke||Otto of Austria||1912||2011||See
19.J3211 - Otto was the Head of the Imperial House of Austria and used the style of Dr Otto von Habsburg..
Report on the wedding of Regina and Otto.
|29.3164||Prince||Ernst of Saxe-Meiningen||1895||1914||Ernst was
killed in action in Maubeuge
It was reported that Ernst wanted to be buried with his comrades rather than cremated and laid in the ducal mausoleum.
Special treatment was given to the town of Maubeuge during German occupation due to the kindness shown by a Red Cross nurse during the last three days of Prince Ernst's life.
|29.3165||Princess||Luise of Saxe-Meiningen||1899||1985||Baron||Götz von Wangenheim||1895||1941||Baron Götz von Wangenheim was killed in action in Chernatshoie, Russia|
|29.3166||Duke||Bernard IV of Saxe-Meiningen||1901||1984||Margot Grossler||1911||1998||Bernard along with wife Margot were arrested by the Austrian authorities in 1933 for involvement with Nazi propaganda, he was sentenced to six weeks in his prison whilst his wife was placed on open arrest at their castle at Klagenfurt for the same period. Margot managed to escape from the castle and crossed over the border into Italy|
|29.3166||Duke||Bernard IV of Saxe-Meiningen||1901||1984||Baroness||Vera Schäffer von Bernstein||1914||1994|
|29.31661||Princess||Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen||1932||Burkhard Kippenberg||1927|
|29.316611||Walter Johannes Kippenburg||1968|
|29.31662||Prince||Friedrich-Ernst "Fried" of Saxe-Meiningen||1935||2004||Ehrengard von Massow||1933||Friedrich-Ernst being the son of the morganatic marriage of Duke Bernard IV to Margot Grossler did not have dynastic rights|
|29.31662||Prince||Friedrich-Ernst "Fried" of Saxe-Meiningen||1935||2004||Princess||Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha||1951||See 1.8253 - Friedrich-Ernst being the son of the morganatic marriage of Duke Bernard IV to Margot Grossler did not have dynastic rights|
|29.316621 - QVD||Princess||Marie Alexandra "Maria-Alix" of Saxe-Meiningen||1978||Benno Widmer||1971|
|29.316622 - QVD||Prince||Friedrich Constantin of Saxe-Meiningen||1980|
|29.3166221 - QVD||Prince||Michael of Saxe-Meiningen||2015||Michael's parents are Friedrich Constantin and Sophia Lupus|
|29.31663||Princess||Marie Eleonore Adelheid of Saxe-Meiningen||1950||Peter Rosden||1947|
|29.31664||Duke||Friedrich-Konrad of Saxe-Meiningen||1952||Friedrich-Konrad is the present Head of the Ducal House of Saxe-Meiningen|
|29.31665||Princess||Almut of Saxe-Meiningen||1959||Eberhard von Braunschweig||1954|
|29.316651||Marie Cecilie von Braunschweig||1994|
|29.316652||Julius-Alexander von Braunschweig||1996|
|29.316653||Beatrice-Charlotte von Braunschweig||1999|
|29.317||Prince||Viktor of Saxe-Meiningen||1865||1865|
|29.32||Princess||Auguste of Saxe-Meiningen||1843||1919||Prince||Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg||1829||1907||See 30.93|