Ernst Casimir II, Prince of Ysenburg and Büdingen

Ernst Casimir II of Ysenburg and Büdingen[citation needed] (14 December 1806, Büdingen[citation needed] – 16 February 1861, Büdingen[citation needed]) was the second[citation needed] Prince of Ysenburg and Büdingen. Ernst Casimir was the eldest son and second eldest child of Ernst Casimir I, 1st Prince of Ysenburg and Büdingen and his wife Countess Ferdinande of Erbach-Schönberg.[citation needed]

Ernst Casimir II
Prince of Ysenburg and Büdingen
Reign1 November 1848 – 16 February 1861
PredecessorErnst Casimir I
SuccessorBruno
Born(1806-12-14)14 December 1806
Büdingen
Died16 February 1861(1861-02-16) (aged 54)
Büdingen
SpouseCountess Thekla of Erbach-Fürstenau
IssueBruno, 3rd Prince of Ysenburg and Büdingen
Prince Adalbert
Princess Emma
Princess Agnes
Prince Lothar
Names
Ernst Casimir
HouseHouse of Ysenburg and Büdingen
FatherErnst Casimir I, 1st Prince of Ysenburg and Büdingen
MotherCountess Ferdinande of Erbach-Schönberg

Education and military serviceEdit

At the age of 12, Ernst Casimir attended the Royal Prussian Pädagogium in Halle. After passing Maturum in 1826, Ernst Casimir studied first at the University of Giessen and later at the Berlin College of History and Archeology. To learn the French language, he held temporarily studied in Basel and Geneva. Ernst Casimir also served for several years in the Imperial and Royal Army of the Austrian Empire. On 1 November 1848, succeeded to the title of Prince of Ysenburg and Büdingen upon the abdication of his father.

Marriage and issueEdit

Ernst Casimir married Countess Thekla of Erbach-Fürstenau, fourth eldest daughter of Albrecht, Count of Erbach-Fürstenau and his wife Princess Emilie of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Ingelfingen, on 8 September 1836 in Beerfelden.[citation needed] Ernst Casimir and Thekla had five children:[citation needed]

∞ Princess Mathilde of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1842–1867) on 31 July 1862 in Lich, had two issue
∞ Countess Bertha of Castell-Rüdenhausen (1845–1927) on 30 September 1869 in Rüdenhausen, had eight issue
∞ Princess Alexandra of Ysenburg and Büdingen in Wächtersbach (1855–1932) on 18 November 1875 in Wächtersbach, no issue
∞ Wolfgang, Prince of Castell-Rüdenhausen (1830–1913) on 17 May 1859 in Büdingen, had nine issue
∞ Karl, Count of Ysenburg and Büdingen in Meerholz (1819–1900) on 21 November 1865 in Büdingen, had five issue, among which:
  1. Count Friedrich of Ysenburg and Büdingen in Meerholz, who married Princess Marie Reuss of Greiz (daughter of Heinrich XX, Prince Reuss of Greiz), no issue
  2. Countess Gisela of Ysenburg and Büdingen in Meerholz, who married Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Lippe (son of Julius, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld) and had a daughter, Princess Calixta of Lippe
∞ Countess Jacqueline Worbert of Wassenaer-Starrenburg (1853–1930) on 19 August 1875 in Almelo, no issue

ReferencesEdit

  • Herman Haupt (Hrsg.): Hessische Biografien. Band I, Lieferung 1. Großherzoglich hessischer Staatsverlag, Darmstadt 1912
Ernst Casimir II, Prince of Ysenburg and Büdingen
Cadet branch of the House of Ysenburg
Born: 14 December 1806 Died: 16 February 1861
German nobility
Preceded by
Ernst Casimir I
Prince of Ysenburg and Büdingen
1 November 1848 – 16 February 1861
Succeeded by
Bruno