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REFERENCE TITLE NAME BORN DIED   TITLE NAME BORN DIED COMMENTS
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
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
43.124221 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.
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 War.
43.1251 Princess Marie Alix of Schaumburg-Lippe 1923   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   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 1846 1902  
43.151 Prince Heinrich XXIV Reuss-Greiz 1878 1927         Heinrich XXIV renounced the throne 11 November 1918 and on his death the Greiz line of Reuss became extinct in the male line.
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
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 reports.

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
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            
43.73212 Princess Desirée Alexandra of Schaumburg-Lippe 1974     Michael Frederik Iuel 1969    
43.7322 Prince Waldemar of Schaumburg-Lippe 1940     Anne-Lise Johansen 1946 1994  
43.7322 Prince Waldemar of Schaumburg-Lippe 1940     Karin Grundmann 1962    
43.7322 Prince Waldemar of Schaumburg-Lippe 1940     Ruth Schneidewind 1949    
43.7322 Prince Waldemar of Schaumburg-Lippe 1940     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 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.
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          
43.8 Prince Hermann of Schaumburg-Lippe 1839 1839          
43.9 Princess Elisabeth Wilhelmine of Schaumburg-Lippe 1841 1926 Prince Wilhelm 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.

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