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REFERENCE TITLE NAME BORN DIED   TITLE NAME BORN DIED COMMENTS
42 Prince George Viktor of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1831 1893 Princess Helene of Nassau 1831 1888 See 33.J - This line of Waldeck and Pyrmont was granted Princely status on 6 January 1712 by Holy Roman Emperor Karl VI.
An interesting article on the "The Home of the Waldeck Family".
A short article on the Principality of Waldeck.
Report on the death of Helene.
42 Prince George Viktor of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1831 1893 Princess Luise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1858 1936 See 35.43
Report on the death of George Viktor.
42.1 Princess Sophie Nikoline of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1854 1869         Sophie Nikoline died possibly from pneumonia or tuberculosis in Torquay, Devon.
Death Registration of Sophie Nikoline
42.2 Princess Pauline of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1855 1925 Prince Alexis zu Bentheim und Steinfurt (4 th Prince zu Bentheim und Steinfurt) 1845 1919 Alexis great grandfather Count Ludwig (1756-1817) zu Bentheim und Steinfurt was elevated to Princely status on 21 January 1817.
42.21 Hereditary Prince Eberwyn Ludwig zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1882 1949   Pauline "Lily" Langenfeld 1884 1970 Eberwyn deferred his succession rights to his brother Prince Viktor Adolf on 1 October 1906.
Newspaper reports (the same article appeared in a number of newspapers) in 1906 mentioned how Eberwyn had sacrificed his royal rank and privileges to marry Fraulein Fanny Koch. It is unclear to me if Fanny Koch and Pauline Langenfeld are one and the same person.
It was reported in 1911 that Pauline was fined the equivalent of £2 for representing herself as a princess which a court decided she had no right being a morganatic wife to a Prince Pauline secondly married Prince Wladislaw Radziwill (1871-1963).
Marriage Registration of Prince Eberwyn Ludwig and Pauline "Lily" Langenfeld (there seems to be variations in the actual names for Pauline)
42.21 Hereditary Prince Eberwyn Ludwig zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1882 1949   Ellen von Bischoff-Korthaus 1894 1936 Eberwyn deferred his succession rights to his brother Prince Viktor Adolf on 1 October 1906. Ellen, with her second husband Prince Adolf II Bernhard of Schaumburg-Lippe was killed in an air crash near Zompango, Mexico when their aeroplane crashed into the side of a volcano
42.21 Hereditary Prince Eberwyn Ludwig zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1882 1949   Anne-Luise Husser 1891 1951 Eberwyn deferred his succession rights to his brother Prince Viktor Adolf on 1 October 1906
42.211 Princess Ellen Ingeborg zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1911 1956   August Anton Hans Solken 1913 (?) ? Ellen Ingeborg married her husband in Caxton Hall Register Office, London in October 1935 and in a Newspaper report of the Wedding August Anton was reported as a 22 year old salesman, suggesting he was born in 1913 or thereabouts.
Marriage Registration of Ellen Ingeborg and August Anton
42.22 Prince Viktor Adolf zu Bentheim und Steinfurt (5th Prince zu Bentheim und Steinfurt) 1883 1961 Princess Stephanie of Schaumburg-Lippe 1899 1925 See 43.733 - Stephanie died giving birth to twin sons (born and died 2 May 1925)
42.22 Prince Viktor Adolf zu Bentheim und Steinfurt (5th Prince zu Bentheim und Steinfurt) 1883 1961 Princess Rosa Helene zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich 1901 1963 Rosa Helene's father Prince Reinhard zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich was a brother to Princess Eleonore zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich
42.221 Hereditary Prince Alexis Friedrich zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1922 1943         Alexis was killed in action over the Mediterranean
42.222 Prince Christian Max zu Bentheim und Steinfurt (6th Prince zu Bentheim und Steinfurt) 1923   Countess Sylvia von Pückler 1930 2013 Christian Max is the present Head of the Princely House of Bentheim und Steinfurt
42.223 Princess Juliane Henriette zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1932 2013          
42.224 Prince Reinhard Georg zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1934     Angelica Emmermann 1944    
42.2241 Prince Reinhard zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1976 1976         Initial information regarding Reinhard was obtained from Hein Bruins excellent Web site, additional information located on M - A - R - D - A - M ROYALTY ( TRAVEL) GUIDE Web Site
42.2242 Prince Carl Ferdinand zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1977     Elna-Margret Rinn 1979   Carl Ferdinand was adopted by his uncle Christian Max zu Bentheim und Steinfurt (6th Prince zu Bentheim und Steinfurt) in 1989 and also in 1992 (at Münster and Nordhorn respectively)
42.22421 Prince Jonathan Alexei Victor zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 2008            
42.2243 Princess Johanna Charlotte zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1977     Dominic Twyman 1969    
42.2244 Prince Christoph Peter zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1978            
42.2245 Princess Aleida Elisabeth zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1980            
42.225 Princess Marie-Adelheid zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1935     István "Stefan" de Beliczey de Baicza 1936    
42.226 Princess Charlotte Elisabeth zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1936     Wolfgang Paul Winkhaus 1929    
42.227 Prince Ferdinand Ludwig zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1938 2010   Leonie Keller 1946    
42.2271 Prince Alexis Matthias zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1971 1975          
42.2272 Princess Christiane Margarete zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1974     Christian Oliver Bolz 1971    
42.2273 Princess Friederike Charlotte zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1976     Christian Roning 1968    
42.228 Prince Otto-Victor zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1940 2016          
42.229 Prince Oskar Arnold zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1946     Margot Lücke 1938    
42.23 Prince Karl Georg zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1884 1951 Princess Margarita von Schönaich-Carolath 1888 1980  
42.231 Prince Georg-Viktor zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1915 1940         Georg-Viktor was killed in action in Rotenburg, Hanover on 3 May 1940
42.232 Prince Manfred Alexander zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1918 1985   Karin von Grumme-Douglas 1929    
42.232 Prince Manfred Alexander zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1918 1985   Irene von Sydow 1931    
42.233 Prince Hubertus Friedrich zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1919 2010   Eva Luise Wagner 1925 2003  
42.2331 Prince Rudolf Alexander zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1959            
42.2332 Princess Huberta Sylvia zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1961     Ulrich Deuse 1961    
42.2333 Prince Nikolaus Friedrich-Christian zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1962     Tania Taufighi Chirazi 1967    
42.23331 Prince Leopold Kyan zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 2000            
42.23332 Prince Xaver Masiar zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 2004            
42.23333 Prince Lorenz Sassan zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 2006            
42.234 Prince Botho zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1924 2001 Princess Alexandra Bathildis of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1924 2009 See 42.612
42.2341 Prince Georg-Victor Karl Josias zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1950     Madeleine-Rose Gerdes 1945    
42.23411 Prince Maximilian Bernd zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1986            
42.2342 Prince Wolfgang Manfred zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1952     Karin Moser 1962    
42.2342 Prince Wolfgang Manfred zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1952     Sissy Böhm 1955    
42.23421 Prince Benedikt Botho zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1995            
42.24 Princess Elisabeth zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1886 1959          
42.25 Princess Viktoria zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1887 1961          
42.26 Princess Emma zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1889 1905          
42.27 Princess Alexis Rainer zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1891 1923          
42.28 Prince Friedrich Georg zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1894 1981   Louise von Gülich 1893 1949  
42.3 Princess Marie of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1857 1882 King Wilhelm II of Württemberg 1848 1921 See 22.1421 - Marie died a couple of days after giving birth to a still born daughter. Wilhelm abdicated on 29 November 1918
42.4 Princess Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1858 1934 King Willem III of the Netherlands (also Grand Duke of Luxemburg) 1817 1890 See 9.11 - Luxemburg which was subject to Salic law and had been ruled by the Kings of the Netherlands was separated from the Netherlands on the death of King Willem III without male issue. Duke Adolf of Nassau from a collateral branch became Grand Duke Adolphe of Luxemburg.
It was reported shortly before his death that Willem III had been declared insane by the Dutch Parliament, and was for that reason deposed. The Duke of Nassau has been appointed Regent. However it was his wife Emma who had been appointed Regent.
Death report of Emma
42.5 Princess Helene of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1861 1922 Prince Leopold of Great Britain (Duke of Albany) 1853 1884 See 1.8 - Leopold suffered from haemophilia and went to Cannes on doctor's orders in February 1884. His wife, pregnant at the time, stayed home but urged him to go. On March 27 he slipped and fell in the Yacht Club in Villa Nevada Cannes, in France, injuring his knee and he died in the early hours of the next morning.
An interesting article regarding the betrothal of Leopold and Helene including a brief history of Waldeck and Pyrmont.
NY Times report of Leopold and Helene's Wedding.
Report on the death of Princess Helene.
Report on the funeral of Prince Leopold
42.6 Prince Friedrich-Adolf of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1865 1946 Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe 1873 1962 See 43.76 - Friedrich abdicated his throne on 13 November 1918.
A short but interesting article on Friedrich-Adolf and his siblings
42.61 Prince Josias of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1896 1967 Duchess Altburg of Oldenburg 1903 2001 See 31.1317 - Josias held high command in Hitler's Nazi and at the end of the second World War he was arrested and tried for war crimes. In 1947 he was sentenced to life imprisonment, which was later commuted to 20 years although he was released in 1950 on health grounds.
Josias some years earlier in January 1934 was deported from Austria having been found liaising with the Austrian Nazi's in an attempt to overthrow the Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss. Dollfuss was assassinated on 25 July 1934 by Austrian Nazis.
42.611 Princess Margarethe Sophie of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1923 2003 Count Franz August zu Erbach-Erbach 1925 2015 Franz August succeeded his father Franz ALEXANDER (1891-1952) as Graf zu Erbach-Erbach, who in turn had succeeded his older brother Franz Alexander KONRAD ( 1881-1940). Franz Alexander KONRAD in turn had succeeded his first cousin Franz ERASMUS (1883-1920) as Graf zu Erbach-Erbach.
I only mention this succession route to report the sensation and scandal in Germany caused by the marriage of ERASMUS to a "washerwoman's" daughter named Dorothea (Dora) Fischer in London in 1905. ERASMUS's father the Graf zu Erbach-Erbach was instrumental in getting his son declared insane and committed to a lunatic asylum not long after he returned home from his marriage. ERASMUS made several successful escapes from incarceration (one at least apparently with the help of his wife Dora).
42.6111 Countess Alexandra zu Erbach-Erbach 1955     Ulrich Bugiel 1946    
42.6112 Count Franz Eberhard zu Erbach-Erbach 1958   Princess Maria Alexandra Reuss-Köstritz 1963   See 27.242521 - Franz Eberhard is the present Head of the Countly House of Erbach-Erbach
42.612 Princess Alexandra Bathildis of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1924 2009 Prince Botho zu Bentheim und Steinfurt 1924 2001 See 42.234
42.613 Princess Ingrid of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1931            
42.614 Prince Wittekind Adolf of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1936   Countess Cecilie von Goëß-Saurau 1956   Wittekind Adolf is the present Head of the Princely House of Waldeck and Pyrmont
42.6141 Hereditary Prince Carl-Anton of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1991            
42.6142 Prince Josias of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1993           Prince Josias and Prince Johannes are twins
42.6143 Prince Johannes of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1993           Prince Josias and Prince Johannes are twins
42.615 Princess Guda of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1939   Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Wied (7th Prince of Wied) 1931 2000 See 33.82111
42.615 Princess Guda of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1939     Horst Dierkes 1939    
42.62 Prince Maximilian of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1898 1981 Countess Gustava of Platen Hallermund 1899 1986 Gustava was a sister to Countess Ingeborg of Platen Hallermund
42.621 Princess Marie Luise of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1930   Prince Albrecht Friedrich Carl of Castell-Castell (3rd Prince of Castell-Castell) 1925 2016 Albrecht Friedrich Carl's grandfather Count Friedrich-Carl of Castell-Castell (1864-1923) was created the first Prince of Castell-Castell by the King of Bavaria on 7 March 1901.
42.6211 Countess Philippa Emma of Castell-Castell 1952   Prince Michael of Salm-Salm 1953   Michael's grandfather Prince Franz Emanuel of Salm-Salm (1876-1964) was a brother of Hereditary Prince Emanuel of Salm-Salm
42.62111 Princess Christina Marie of Salm-Salm 1978   Count Raphael von Hoensbroech 1977    
42.62112 Prince Constantin Carl of Salm-Salm 1980     Friederike Stephanie Gumberz von Rhonthal 1983    
42.62113 Prince Felix Franz of Salm-Salm 1981            
42.62114 Princess Marie-Anna Franziska of Salm-Salm 1986   Count Dominik von Neipperg 1981   See 19.J321113
42.62115 Princess Antonia Cecilie of Salm-Salm 1987   Count Clemens Emmanuel von Mirbach-Harff 1980    
42.62116 Princess Cecily Henriette of Salm-Salm 1989     Ludwig Benecke 1987    
42.6212 Countess Johanna Bathildis of Castell-Castell 1952   Prince Johannes von Lobkowicz 1954    
42.6213 Count Maximilian Friedrich of Castell-Castell 1953 1974          
42.6214 Count Alexander Friedrich of Castell-Castell 1954     Marion Stepp 1957    
42.6214 Count Alexander Friedrich of Castell-Castell 1954     Donata Herzfeld 1965    
42.62141 Count Conradin of Castell-Castell 1984            
42.62142 Countess Dorothea Castell-Castell 1985   Prince Heinrich XXIV Reuss-Köstritz 1984   See 27.2424142
42.62143 Count Gustav of Castell-Castell 2003            
42.62144 Count Johann of Castell-Castell 2005            
42.62145 Count Albrecht of Castell-Castell 2007            
42.6215 Count Georg Friedrich of Castell-Castell 1956     Franziska Greuner 1961    
42.6216 Countess Christina of Castell-Castell 1962 1964          
42.6217 Prince Ferdinand Friedrich of Castell-Castell 1965   Countess Marie-Gabrielle Michaela von Degenfeld-Schönburg 1971   See 23.1123535 - Ferdinand Friedrich is the present Head of the Princely House of Castell-Castell.
42.6218 Countess Stephanie of Castell-Castell 1966   Count Georg von Khevenhüller-Metsch 1960   Georg is a grandson of Prince Franz von Khevenhüller-Metsch (8th Prince von Khevenhüller-Metsch) *** link to be provided in due course ***
42.622 Prince Friedrich-Karl of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1933     Ingeborg von Biela 1932    
42.6221 Princess Caroline Gustava of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1960     Cord-Georg Hasselmann 1956    
42.6222 Princess Donata Altburg of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1961     Markus Conrad 1959    
42.6223 Princess Juliane Bathildis of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1962     Gerhard Kappe 1956    
42.6223 Princess Juliane Bathildis of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1962     Stephan Hobe 1957    
42.623 Prince Georg-Viktor of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1936     Margarete von Klitzing 1938    
42.6231 Princess Friederike of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1963     Michael Paar 1963    
42.6232 Princess Barbara Ingemarie of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1965     Christian Düsel 1962    
42.6233 Prince Christian-Ludwig of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1967   Countess Camilla Barbara von Holck 1970    
42.62331 Prince Christian Wolrad of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1998            
42.62332 Prince Viktor Paul of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2000            
42.62333 Prince Casimir of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2002            
42.62334 Prince Moritz Christian of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2006            
42.6234 Prince Wolrad Friedrich of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1974     Elisabeth von Trotha 1975    
42.62341 Princess Amalia-Sophia of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2011            
42.62342 Prince Nikolaus of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2012            
42.624 Princess Helene-Sophie of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1943 2011 Baron Michael von Forstner 1946    
42.63 Princess Helene of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1899 1948 Hereditary Grand Duke Nikolaus of Oldenburg 1897 1970 See 31.1313
42.64 Prince Georg Wilhelm of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1902 1971 Countess Ingeborg of Platen Hallermund 1902 1991 Ingeborg was a sister to Countess Gustava of Platen Hallermund
42.641 Prince Josias Friedrich of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1935     Vita Schwenkreis 1939    
42.6411 Prince Alexander of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1972     Tanja Rippetoe 1978   Some interesting information regarding the entrepreneurial (also ) skills of Tanja
42.64111 Princess Charlotte Emilia of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2007            
42.64112 Princess Philippa of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2008            
42.64113 Princess Freya of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2010            
42.64114 Prince Josias of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2012            
42.6412 Prince Clemens of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1975            
42.642 Prince Georg-Friedrich of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1936   Princess Sixtina of Stolberg-Stolberg 1933   Sixtina is a sister to Princess Sophie Charlotte of Stolberg-Stolberg
42.6421 Princess Christine Henriette of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1963   Count Hermann of Castell-Rüdenhausen 1963   Hermann is a brother to Countess Donata of Castell-Rüdenhausen
42.6422 Princess Marie Isabelle of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1965            
42.6423 Prince Philipp-Heinrich of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1967            
42.643 Princess Rixa Bathildis of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1939     Hansjoachim von Wartenberg 1935 2006  
42.644 Prince Volkwin Georg of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1940   Baroness Orlinda von Gablenz 1938    
42.644 Prince Volkwin Georg of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1940   Baroness Friederike von Humboldt-Dachroeden 1955   Friederike is a second cousin to Baroness Maria Anna von Humboldt-Dachroeden, their respective paternal grandfathers were brothers
42.6441 Prince Friedrich Anton-Ulrich) of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1969   Baroness Elisabeth von Hammerstein-Equord 1972    
42.64411 Princess Donata-Sophie of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2005            
42.64412 Prince Paul-Ferdinand of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2012            
42.6442 Prince Nikolaus Carl of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1970   Princess Katharina of Hohenlohe-Langenburg 1972   See 39.331141
42.64421 - QVD Princess Laetitia of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2003            
42.64422 - QVD Princess Alexia of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2006            
42.6443 Prince Ludwig Wilhelm of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1983     Sara Hansen ?    
42.6444 Princess Johanna Helene "Felicitas" of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1984     Philippe Sauzier de la Villethéart ?    
42.645 Prince Christian-Peter of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1945     Sybille Pieper 1948    
42.6451 Prince Georg-Wilhelm Karl of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1972   Baroness Freda Riedesel zu Eisenbach 1973    
42.64511 Prince Friedrich-Carl Ulrich of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1999            
42.64512 Prince Max Georg of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2000            
42.64513 Princess Sophie Charlotte of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2002            
42.64514 Prince Caspar of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2004           Caspar and Christian are twins
42.64515 Prince Christian of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2004           Caspar and Christian are twins
42.6452 Princess Katharina-Sophie Ingeborg of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1974     Matthias Hoyer 1970    
42.64521   Philine-Sophie Dorothea Hoyer 1999            
42.64522   Zita-Florentine Hoyer 2004           Zita-Florentine, Henry-Oscar and John-Moritz are triplets
42.64523   Henry-Oscar Hoyer 2004           Zita-Florentine, Henry-Oscar and John-Moritz are triplets
42.64524   John-Moritz Hoyer 2004           Zita-Florentine, Henry-Oscar and John-Moritz are triplets
42.7 Princess Elisabeth of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1873 1961 Prince Alexander "Alexi" of Erbach-Schönberg (2 nd Prince of Erbach-Schönberg) 1872 1944 See 5.1411 - A very small article on Princess Elisabeth
42.8 Prince Wolrad Friedrich of Waldeck and Pyrmont 1892 1914         Wolrad Friedrich was killed in action Moorslede, Belgium in the opening weeks of the First World War.
He was one of quite a number of German Princes killed in action in the first year of the First World War

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

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