Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern

Princess Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern (German: Auguste Viktoria Wilhelmine Antonie Mathilde Ludovika Josephine Maria Elisabeth; 19 August 1890 – 29 August 1966) was the daughter of William, Prince of Hohenzollern, and Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. In 1913, she married the deposed King Manuel II of Portugal. After his death, Augusta Victoria married a second time. She had no children from either marriage.

Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern
Queen consort of Portugal (titular)
Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern.jpg
Photograph, c. 1909
Born(1890-08-19)19 August 1890
Potsdam, German Empire
Died29 August 1966(1966-08-29) (aged 76)
Eigeltingen, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany
Burial
Spouse
(m. 1913; died 1932)
Count Robert Douglas
(m. 1939; died 1955)
Names
German: Auguste Viktoria Wilhelmine Antonie Mathilde Ludovika Josephine Maria Elisabeth
HouseHohenzollern-Sigmaringen
FatherWilliam, Prince of Hohenzollern
MotherPrincess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

FamilyEdit

She was born in Potsdam, a daughter of William, Prince of Hohenzollern,[1] sometime heir presumptive to the throne of the kingdom of Romania, (1864–1927) and his first wife Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, niece of Empress Sissi.

First marriageEdit

 
Augusta Victoria with her first husband, Manuel II of Portugal

On 4 September 1913, Augusta Victoria married King Manuel II of Portugal.[2][3] He had succeeded to the Portuguese throne with the assassination of his father, Carlos I of Portugal, and older brother, Luís Filipe, Duke of Braganza, on 1 February 1908. He had been deposed by the 5 October 1910 revolution, resulting in the establishment of the Portuguese First Republic. The bride was twenty-three years-old and the groom twenty-four. They were second cousins, both being great-grandchildren of Queen Maria II of Portugal and King Ferdinand II of Portugal. Manuel died on 2 July 1932, at Fulwell Park, Twickenham, Middlesex, England. There were no children from this marriage.

Second marriageEdit

On 23 April 1939, Augusta Victoria married her second husband, Count Robert Douglas von Langenstein, the 13th head of the Swedish comital house of Douglas, lord of Langenstein Castle in Baden and heir of the Mühlhausen fideicommiss/entail (the eldest son of Count Ludvig Douglas). They were also related, being 3rd cousins 2 times removed, both descending from Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden. The bride was almost 49 years old and the groom 59. There were also no children from this marriage. Douglas died on 26 August 1955. Augusta died at Eigeltingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, aged 76.

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Ill William of Hohenzollern". The Illustrated London News. London. 9 July 1932. p. 8. Retrieved 3 September 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ Kenny 2016.
  3. ^ Van der Kiste 2003.

SourcesEdit

Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern
Cadet branch of the House of Hohenzollern
Born: 19 August 1890 Died: 29 August 1966
Titles in pretence
Preceded by — TITULAR —
Queen consort of Portugal and Algarves
4 September 1913 – 2 July 1932
Reason for succession failure:
Republic declared
Succeeded by