|43||Count||Georg Wilhelm (Fürst) of Schaumburg-Lippe||1784||1860||Princess||Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont||1796||1869||Schaumburg-Lippe descends from the house of Lippe and was founded by Count Philipp of Lippe (1601-1681). Schaumburg-Lippe attained sovereign status in 1806 and was elevated to Princely status on 18 April 1807. Thus Georg Wilhelm became the first Fürst zu Schaumburg-Lippe.|
|43.1||Prince||Adolf I Georg (Fürst) of Schaumburg-Lippe||1817||1893||Princess||Hermine of Waldeck and Pyrmont||1827||1910||Hermine was a sister to Prince George Viktor of Waldeck and Pyrmont|
|43.11||Princess||Hermine of Schaumburg-Lippe||1845||1930||Duke||Maximilian of Württemberg||1828||1888||See 22.351|
|43.12||Prince||Georg II (Fürst) of Schaumburg-Lippe||1846||1911||Princess||Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg||1864||1918||See 30.931|
|43.121||Prince||Adolf II Bernhard (Fürst) of Schaumburg-Lippe||1883||1936||Ellen von Bischoff-Korthaus||1894||1936||Prince Adolf renounced his throne on 16 November 1918. He and his wife Ellen were killed in
Zompango, Mexico when their aeroplane crashed into the side of a volcano.
The New York Times of 27 March 1936 reported that it was the worst Mexican air crash, in all fourteen people died on board the airplane, ten tourists (including Prince Adolf and his wife) from Europe and four crew members.
The Time Magazine 6 April 1936 provides some further detail relating to how the accident occurred.
And a further report on the accident.
Ellen was married firstly to Prince Eberwyn Ludwig zu Bentheim und Steinfurt
|43.122||Prince||Moritz Georg of Schaumburg-Lippe||1884||1920|
|43.123||Prince||Peter of Schaumburg-Lippe||1886||1886|
|43.124||Prince||Ernst Wolrad (Fürst) of Schaumburg-Lippe||1887||1962||Princess||Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe||1903||1983||See 43.744|
|43.1241||Hereditary Prince||Georg-Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe||1926||1945||Prince Georg-Wilhelm was killed in action in Nössige, Saxony during the last days of the Second World War|
|43.1242||Prince||Philipp-Ernst (Fürst) of Schaumburg-Lippe||1928||2003||Baroness||Eva-Benita von Tiele-Winckler||1927||2013|
|43.12421||Hereditary Prince||Friedrich Georg-Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe||1956||1983||Friedrich Georg-Wilhelm was killed in a motor cycle accident|
|43.12422||Prince||Ernst August "Alexander" Christian (Fürst) of Schaumburg-Lippe||1958||Princess||Marie Louise "Lilly" of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg||1972||Alexander is the present Head of the Princely House of Schaumburg-Lippe
Schlos Bueckeburg, the family home of the Princely House of Schaumburg-Lippe
|43.12422||Prince||Ernst August "Alexander" Christian (Fürst) of Schaumburg-Lippe||1958||Nadja Anna Zsoeks||1975||Alexander is the present Head of the Princely House of Schaumburg-Lippe|
|43.12422||Prince||Ernst August "Alexander" Christian (Fürst) of Schaumburg-Lippe||1958||Mahkameh Navabi||1981||Alexander is the present Head of the Princely House of Schaumburg-Lippe|
|43.124221||Hereditary Prince||Heinrich-Donatus of Schaumburg-Lippe||1994|
|43.124222||Princess||Felipa of Schaumburg-Lippe||2008|
|43.124223||Princess||Philomena of Schaumburg-Lippe||2011|
|43.1243||Prince||Konstantin of Schaumburg-Lippe||1930||2008||Sigrid Knape||1929||1997|
|43.1243||Prince||Konstantin of Schaumburg-Lippe||1930||2008||Petra Maass||1951|
|43.12431||Prince||York Karl-Albrecht Konstantin of Schaumburg-Lippe||1960||Susanne Seidensticker||1961||1992|
|43.124311||Prince||Nicolai-York of Schaumburg-Lippe||1989||2016||The circumstances surrounding the premature death of Prince Nicolai-York can be found here. Original article seems to have been withdrawn, link is from the the Internet Archiv Wayback Machine|
|43.12432||Princess||Tatjana-Sybille Viktoria of Schaumburg-Lippe||1962|
|43.12433||Prince||Oliver of Schaumburg-Lippe||1988|
|43.1244||Princess||Viktoria Luise of Schaumburg-Lippe||1940||Count||Karl-Georg von Stackelberg||1913||1980||Viktoria Luise bears the name Countess von Stackelberg-von-Goerne|
|43.1244||Princess||Viktoria Luise of Schaumburg-Lippe||1940||Jürgen von Goerne||1908||2001||Viktoria Luise bears the name Countess von Stackelberg-von-Goerne|
|43.125||Prince||Stephan of Schaumburg-Lippe||1891||1965||Duchess||Ingeborg Alix of Oldenburg||1901||1996||See
31.1316 - An interesting account of
Ingeborg Alix's involvement with the SS towards the end of the second World
Prince Stephan possibly shared a cellar with Emperor Wilhelm II during an air raid by the British in late 1918 on Manheim
|43.1251||Princess||Marie Alix of Schaumburg-Lippe||1923||2021||Duke||Peter of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg||1922||1980||See 35.4253|
|43.1252||Prince||Georg-Moritz of Schaumburg-Lippe||1924||1970|
|43.1253||"Child" of Schaumburg-Lippe||1924||1924|
|43.126||Prince||Heinrich of Schaumburg-Lippe||1894||1952||Countess||Marie-Erika von Hardenberg||1903||1964|
|43.1261||Princess||Dagmar Marie of Schaumburg-Lippe||1934||2008||Christoph Kalau vom Hofe||1931||1981|
|43.1261||Princess||Dagmar Marie of Schaumburg-Lippe||1934||2008||Heinz Heine||1907||1991|
|43.127||Princess||Margaretha of Schaumburg-Lippe||1896||1897|
|43.128||Prince||Friedrich Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe||1906||1983||Countess||Alexandra zu Castell-Rüdenhausen||1904||1961||Alexandra's parents were Count Wolfgang of Castell-Rüdenhausen (1875-1930) and Baroness Hedwig von Faber (1882-1937). Wolfgang was a younger brother to Count Alexander Friedrich of Castell-Rüdenhausen (1866-1928) whilst Hedwig was a younger sister to Count Alexander's wife Baroness Ottilie von Faber (1877-1944)|
|43.128||Prince||Friedrich Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe||1906||1983||Princess||Marie Luise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg||1908||1969||See 35.451|
|43.128||Prince||Friedrich Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe||1906||1983||Helen Mayr von Bartoff||1913||2006||Helen is the daughter of Antonie von Bartolf (nee Barth) and Maximilian Mayr. Antonie was previously married to Duke Ludwig in Bavaria|
|43.1281||Princess||Marie Elisabeth of Schaumburg-Lippe||1928||1945|
|43.1282||Prince||Albrecht-Wolfgang of Schaumburg-Lippe||1934||Catherine Whitenack-Hurt||1941|
|43.1282||Prince||Albrecht-Wolfgang of Schaumburg-Lippe||1934||Heidemarie Günther||1945|
|43.1282||Prince||Albrecht-Wolfgang of Schaumburg-Lippe||1934||Gertrude Friedhuber||1951|
|43.12821||Prince||Stephan Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe||1965||Andrea Maria Reichl||1966|
|43.12821||Prince||Stephan Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe||1965||Michaela Lasisch||1973|
|43.128211||Prince||Raphael Elias of Schaumburg-Lippe||1989|
|43.12822||Princess||Alexandra Maria of Schaumburg-Lippe||1967||Stephen J. Mallon||1973|
|43.1283||Princess||Christine Marie-Luise of Schaumburg-Lippe||1936||2021||Baron||Albrecht von Süsskind-Schwendi||1937|
|43.129||Princess||Elisabeth Hermine of Schaumburg-Lippe||1908||1933||Benvenuto Hauptmann||1900||1965||A brief report on the engagement of Elisabeth and Benvenuto, the couple were married on 1 August 1928 but it lasted only three months. Benvenuto was a son of Gerhart Hauptmann who in 1912 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.|
|43.129||Princess||Elisabeth Hermine of Schaumburg-Lippe||1908||1933||Baron||Johann Herring von Frankensdorff||1891||1971||A short newspaper report said that Princess Elisabeth died in childbirth. Princess Elisabeth died on 25 February 1933 whereas her son Hans-Georg was born on 5 February 1933.|
|43.1291||Baroness||Sybille Herring von Frankensdorff||1932||Emil Jemail||1929|
|43.1292||Baron||Hans-Georg Herring von Frankensdorff||1933||Anneliese Buchholz||1941|
|43.13||Prince||Hermann of Schaumburg-Lippe||1848||1928|
|43.14||Princess||Emma Friederike Ida of Schaumburg-Lippe||1850||1855|
|43.15||Princess||Ida Mathilde Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe||1852||1891||Prince||Heinrich XXII Reuss-Greiz ((5th Fürst Reuss-Greiz)||1846||1902||Heinrich XXII had a very unusual approach to reducing the number of people being sent to prison for minor crimes in his Principality|
|43.151||Prince||Heinrich XXIV Reuss-Greiz (6th Fürst Reuss-Greiz)||1878||1927||
Owing to a physical and mental disability as a result of a childhood accident Heinrich XXIV never actually ruled his duties were undertaken by a
Regent Prince (Fürst) Heinrich XIV Reuss-Schleiz (1832-1913)
and following his death by his son Prince (Fürst) Heinrich XXVII Reuss-Schleiz (18580-1928)
Heinrich XXVII Reuss-Schleiz in the name of Heinrich XXIV renounced the throne 11 November 1918 and on his death the Greiz line of Reuss became extinct in the male line and the titles nominally passed to Heinrich XXVII Reuss-Schleiz
A newspaper article reporting the death of Heinrich XXIV
|43.152||Princess||Emma Karoline Reuss-Greiz||1881||1961||Count||Erich Künigl zu Ehrenburg||1880||1930|
|43.153||Princess||Marie Agnes Reuss-Greiz||1882||1942||Baron||Ferdinand von Gnagnoni||1878||1955|
|43.154||Princess||Karoline Reuss-Greiz||1884||1905||Grand Duke||Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach||1876||1923||See
27.2411 - The early death of Karoline is shrouded in some mystery, some sources say she died in childbirth and other say she took her own life. Her husband Wilhelm Ernst was known to be a sadist and on the day of his abdication was advised he was the "most unpopular prince in Germany".
Karoline and Wilhelm Ernst were married on 30 April 1903 and it was reported in July of the same year that Karoline had left her home and fled to Switzerland, in order, as she explains, "to escape from the tyranny of her surroundings."
|43.155||Princess||Hermine Reuss-Greiz||1887||1947||Prince||Johann Georg von Schoenaich-Carolath||1873||1920|
|43.155||Princess||Hermine Reuss-Greiz||1887||1947||King||Wilhelm II of Prussia||1859||1941||See 11.211- 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.|
|43.1551||Prince||Hans Georg von Schoenaich-Carolath||1907||1943||Baroness||Sibylle von Zedlitz und Leipe||1910||2006||Hans Georg was killed in action in Mantschina, Russia|
|43.15511||Princess||Marina Hermine von Schoenaich-Carolath||1940||Baron||Peter Wiedersperger von Wiedersperg||1943|
|43.15512||Prince||Georg-Dietrich Heinrich von Schoenaich-Carolath||1943||Countess||Monika Basselet de La Rosée||1945|
|43.1552||Prince||Georg Wilhelm von Schoenaich-Carolath||1909||1927||Georg Wilhelm died after a motorcycle accident, he underwent an unsuccessful operation upon his skull. Thanks to a report in Time.Com|
|43.1553||Princess||Hermine Caroline von Schoenaich-Carolath||1910||Hugo Herbert Hartung||1908||1945||Hugo died during imprisonment by the Russians|
|43.1554||Prince||Ferdinand Johann von Schoenaich-Carolath||1913||1973||Rose Rauch||1912||1987||Ferdinand and Rose divorced in 1941, they remarried in 1947 and divorced again in 1961.
Ferdinand was investigated for the alleged loss of the Hohenzollern Crown jewels.
An article on the affair was also reported in Der Spiegel
In 1947 Ferdinand was sentenced to nine months imprisonment by a British Military Court for knowingly falsifying the fact his membership of the Nazi Party when he filled out a Military Government denazification questionnaire.
He was released shortly after following an appeal against his sentence.
|43.1554||Prince||Ferdinand Johann von Schoenaich-Carolath||1913||1973||Baroness||Margret von Seckendorff||1908||1991|
|43.1555||Princess||Henriette of Schoenaich-Carolath||1918||1972||Prince||Karl Franz Joseph of Prussia||1916||1975||See 11.21161 - Henriette was the daughter of Prince Johann Georg of Schoenaich-Carolath and Princess Hermine Reuss-Greiz. Princess Hermine subsequently married Emperor Wilhelm of Germany|
|43.156||Princess||Ida Emma Reuss-Greiz||1891||1977||Prince||Christoph Martin zu Stolberg-Rossla (3rd Prince zu Stolberg-Rossla)||1888||1949|
|43.1561||Princess||Caroline Christine zu Stolberg-Rossla||1912||1996||Hans Albrecht von Boltenstern||1905||1940||Hans was killed in action over the English Channel, there are differing
One version from the book Zestorer "The Messerschmitt 110 and its Units in 1940" " mentions:
As Erprobungsgruppe 210 neared the coast, British fighters appeared below them positioning for an attack. Unaccountably, von Boltenstern attempted to bunt to their level and engage, a dangerous manoeuvre at the height that the Bf 110s were flying. he failed to pull out and simply dived straight into the Channel without a shot being fired."
Note: Erprobungsgruppe 210 was formed on 1 July 1940 in Köln-Ostheim, to test the Messerschmitt Bf 110 in a ground attack and Hans Albrecht von Boltenstern was the commanding officer 16 August 1940 – until his death on 4 September 1940.
Another version from Career Summaries - Luftwaffe Officers 1935 - 1945 Section A - F Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries by Henry L. deZeng IV and Douglas G. Stankey mentions:
Hans was shot down by 234 and 601 Sqdns RAF and crashed 2 miles off Littlehampton).
|43.1561||Princess||Caroline Christine zu Stolberg-Rossla||1912||1996||Baron||Wilhard von Eberstein||1894||1964|
|43.1562||Prince||Heinrich Botho zu Stolberg-Rossla||1914||1974|
|43.1563||Prince||Johann Martin zu Stolberg-Rossla (4th Prince zu Stolberg-Rossla)||1917||1982||Hildegard Sauerbier||1922||The death of Johann Martin brought an end to the Princely House of Stolberg-Rossla in the male line|
|43.1564||Princess||Marie Elisabeth zu Stolberg-Rossla||1921||1975||Prince||Wilhelm von Schönburg-Waldenburg||1913||1944||Wilhelm was killed in action near Parfoura, Normandie|
|43.15641||Prince||Ulrich von Schönburg-Waldenburg (7th Prince von Schönburg-Waldenburg)||1940||Brigitte Hirschle||1943||Ulrich is the present Head of the Princely House of Schönburg-Waldenburg|
|43.156411||Princess||Verena Alexandra von Schönburg-Waldenburg||1971|
|43.15642||Prince||Wolf Christoph von Schönburg-Waldenburg||1943||Eveline Mente||1944|
|43.156421||Prince||Kai-Philipp Wolf von Schönburg-Waldenburg||1969||Isabelle Borges Sampaio||1966|
|43.16||Prince||Otto Heinrich of Schaumburg-Lippe||1854||1935||Anna von Koppen||1860||1932||Anna was created Countess von Hagenburg 20 November 1893|
|43.17||Prince||Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe||1859||1916||Princess||Victoria "Moretta" of Prussia||1866||1929||See
11.215 - 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.
Princess Victoria was engaged to Prince Alexander of Battenberg (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.
A very brief report on the marriage of Adolf and Victoria. A slightly more detailed report on the marriage of Adolf and Victoria.
A report on the death of Victoria.
An interesting account of Adolf's involvement in helping his brother in-law Emperor Wilhelm of Germany to extract his money from London's banks at the start of the first World War.
|43.18||Princess||Emma Elisabeth of Schaumburg-Lippe||1865||1868|
|43.2||Princess||Mathilde of Schaumburg-Lippe||1818||1891||Duke||Eugen of Württemberg||1820||1875||See 22.312|
|43.3||Princess||Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe||1821||1899||Duke||Friedrich of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg||1814||1885||See 35.4 - Adelheid and Friedrich married in 1841 and divorced in 1848, however in 1854 they remarried.|
|43.4||Prince||Ernst of Schaumburg-Lippe||1822||1831|
|43.5||Princess||Ida Marie of Schaumburg-Lippe||1824||1894|
|43.6||Princess||Emma of Schaumburg-Lippe||1827||1828|
|43.7||Prince||Wilhelm Karl of Schaumburg-Lippe||1834||1906||Princess||Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau||1837||1902||See
45.4122 - The Nachod Castle in Bohemia was bought by the Princely family of
Schaumburg-Lippe in 1842 and Wilhelm Karl is the founder of the Nachod line of Schaumburg-Lippe,
Wilhelm Karl died of heart trouble in the Castle on 4 April 1906 and just five hours later his daughter-in-law Princess Louise of Denmark died in the same castle from meningitis.
|43.71||Princess||Charlotte of Schaumburg-Lippe||1864||1946||King||Wilhelm II of Württemberg||1848||1921||See 22.1421 - Wilhelm II abdicated on 29 November 1918|
|43.72||Prince||Franz Joseph of Schaumburg-Lippe||1865||1881|
|43.73||Prince||Friedrich of Schaumburg-Lippe||1868||1945||Princess||Louise of Denmark||1875||1906||See
2.13 - The official cause of death of Princess Louise was "meningitis". It is rumoured she drowned herself in the castle lake on her husband's estate in Bohemia. The Nachod Castle in Bohemia was bought by the Princely family of Schaumburg-Lippe in 1842 and Louise's father-in-law Wilhelm Karl of Schaumburg-Lippe was the founder of the Nachod line of Schaumburg-Lippe,
Wilhelm Karl died of heart trouble in the Castle on 4 April 1906 followed just five hours later by the death of his daughter-in-law Louise in the same castle.
The Princess had a lucky escape from drowning in 1903.
A short newspaper article prior to the intended marriage of Louise and Friedrich.
And another short newspaper article on the wedding of Louise and Friedrich
|43.73||Prince||Friedrich of Schaumburg-Lippe||1868||1945||Princess||Antoinette of Anhalt||1885||1963||See 24.73311|
|43.731||Princess||Marie Luise of Schaumburg-Lippe||1897||1938||Prince||Friedrich Sigismund of Prussia||1891||1927||See 11.5152 - 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.|
|43.732||Prince||Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe||1898||1974||Princess||Feodora of Denmark||1910||1975||See
2.141 - Princess Feodora and Prince Christian were first cousins, Feodora's father was a brother to
Brief report on the wedding of Feodora and Christian.
A photograph of Feodora and Christian shortly after their wedding.
The New York Times reported in 1927 Prince Christian was engaged to Princess Irene of Greece. The engagement was broken off two years later in 1929 (this latter information came from a posting by Marlene Eilers Koenig.
|43.7321||Prince||Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe||1939||Ilona Hentschel von Gilgenheimb||1940|
|43.73211||Prince||Christian Hubertus of Schaumburg-Lippe||1971||Lena Giese||1979|
|43.732111||Prince||Julian of Schaumburg-Lippe||2012|
|43.732112||Princess||Emilia Charlotte of Schaumburg-Lippe||2017|
|43.73212||Princess||Desirée Alexandra of Schaumburg-Lippe||1974||Michael Frederik Iuel||1969|
|43.7322||Prince||Waldemar of Schaumburg-Lippe||1940||2020||Anne-Lise Johansen||1946||1994|
|43.7322||Prince||Waldemar of Schaumburg-Lippe||1940||2020||Karin Grundmann||1962|
|43.7322||Prince||Waldemar of Schaumburg-Lippe||1940||2020||Ruth Schneidewind||1949|
|43.7322||Prince||Waldemar of Schaumburg-Lippe||1940||2020||Gertraud Antonia Wagner-Schöppl||1956|
|43.7323||Princess||Marie Louise of Schaumburg-Lippe||1945|
|43.7324||Prince||Harald of Schaumburg-Lippe||1948||Petra Wera Kirstein||1956|
|43.7324||Prince||Harald of Schaumburg-Lippe||1948||Gabriele Hagemann||1962|
|43.733||Princess||Stephanie of Schaumburg-Lippe||1899||1925||Prince||Viktor Adolf zu Bentheim und Steinfurt (5th Prince zu Bentheim und Steinfurt)||1883||1961||See 42.22 - Stephanie died giving birth to twin sons (born and died 2 May 1925)|
|43.734||Prince||Leopold Friedrich of Schaumburg-Lippe||1910||2006|
|43.735||Prince||Wilhelm Friedrich of Schaumburg-Lippe||1912||1938||Wilhelm Friedrich was killed when piloting a bombing plane, which crashed during military exercises.|
|43.74||Prince||Albrecht of Schaumburg-Lippe||1869||1942||Duchess||Elsa Mathilde of Württemberg||1876||1936||See 22.31222|
|43.74||Prince||Albrecht of Schaumburg-Lippe||1869||1942||Maria Herget||1897||1942||According to the NYTimes 30 December 1942, "Prince Albrecht of Schaumburg-Lippe and his wife Maria Herget of a few years died of coal gas poisoning Christmas Eve at Linz". The report came from the German Transocean agency in a German broadcast picked up by the Associated Press. (Thanks to Marlene Eilers Koenig who posted this information on The German-Austrian Royals Message Board on 2/11/2004 )|
|43.741||Prince||Maximilian of Schaumburg-Lippe||1898||1974||Helga Roderburg||1911||2005|
|43.742||Prince||Franz Josef of Schaumburg-Lippe||1899||1963||Maria Theresia Peschel||1912||2002|
|43.743||Prince||Alexander Ernst of Schaumburg-Lippe||1901||1923||According to the NYTimes 04 December 1933, Prince Alexander committed suicide for love and was found in woods at the family castle in Austria.|
|43.744||Princess||Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe||1903||1983||Prince||Ernst Wolrad of Schaumburg-Lippe||1887||1962||See 43.124|
|43.75||Prince||Maximilian of Schaumburg-Lippe||1871||1904||Duchess||Olga Alexandrine of Württemberg||1876||1932||See 22.31223|
|43.751||Prince||Wilhelm Eugen of Schaumburg-Lippe||1899||1929||Wilhelm Eugen was killed in air crash at Caterham, England.
Wilhelm Eugen was second pilot on a Luft Hansa (forerunner to the legally separate Lufthansa) air liner flying from Croydon to Amsterdam on 6 November 1929 which was carrying four crew and four passengers. The plane crashed in Foster Down near Caterham probably due to dense fog and low clouds and the pilot misjudging the height of trees. Three of the crew and three of the passengers were burnt to death at the scene. Lieut-Commander Kidston a passenger survived the crash without serious injury whilst Prince Wilhelm Eugen who initially survived the crash was seriously burnt and died the following day on 7 November.
An article written by Prince Wilhelm Eugen a couple of days before his accident.
The jury at the inquest two weeks later gave a verdict of accidental death.
Death Registration of Prince Wilhelm Eugen
|43.752||Prince||Albrecht Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe||1900||1984||Baroness||Walburga von Hirschberg||1906||1986|
|43.753||Prince||Bernhard of Schaumburg-Lippe||1902||1903|
|43.76||Princess||Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe||1873||1962||Prince||Friedrich of Waldeck and Pyrmont||1865||1946||See 42.6 - Friedrich abdicated his throne on 13 November 1918|
|43.77||Princess||Adelheid of Schaumburg-Lippe||1875||1971||Duke||Ernst II of Saxe-Altenburg||1871||1955||See 30.934 - Ernst abdicated his throne on 13 November 1918|
|43.78||Princess||Alexandra Karoline of Schaumburg-Lippe||1879||1949||Although she never married Alexandra's name was linked with potential husbands.
In 1901 it was reported she was to be engaged to Prince George of Greece.
Also in 1901 it was reported that discussion were taking place for King Alexander of Servia to marry Alexandra.
And finally in 1905 it was reported Prince Eitel-Fritz of Prussia was to marry Alexandra
|43.8||Prince||Hermann of Schaumburg-Lippe||1839||1839|
|43.9||Princess||Elisabeth Wilhelmine of Schaumburg-Lippe||1841||1926||Prince||Wilhelm von Hanau (2nd Fürst von Hanau)||1836||1902||See 45.2445 - Wilhelm was a son of Elector Friedrich Wilhelm of Hesse-Cassel (1802 - 1875) who lost his throne when Hesse-Cassel was annexed to Prussia on 20 September 1866. Elector Friedrich Wilhelm was married morganatically to Gertrude Falkenstein (1803 - 1882) who was created Countess von Schaumburg in 1831 and Princess von Hanua and Horowitz in 1862.|