Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Ernst Christian Carl, 4th Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (7 May 1794 – 12 April 1860). He was the son of Prince Charles Louis of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Countess Amalie Henriette of Solms-Baruth.[1]

Ernst I
Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
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Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Born(1794-05-07)7 May 1794
Langenburg, Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Died12 April 1860(1860-04-12) (aged 65)
Baden-Baden, Grand Duchy of Baden
(m. 1828)
IssueCarl Ludwig II, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Princess Elise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Adelheid, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein
Feodora, Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen
German: Ernst Christian Karl
FatherCharles Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
MotherCountess Amalie Henriette of Solms-Baruth



He married Princess Feodora of Leiningen, the only daughter of Emich Carl, 2nd Prince of Leiningen, and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld on 18 February 1828 at Kensington Palace in London. She was the elder half-sister of the future British queen.[1]

He succeeded to the title of 4th Prince zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg on 4 April 1825, and attained the rank of Major-General.[2]


Name[1] Birth Death Age Notes
Carl Ludwig Wilhelm Leopold, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg 25 October 1829 16 May 1907 77 years Succeeded to the title on 12 April 1860, but abdicated his rights in favor of his younger brother on 21 April of the same year. He married morganatically on 22 February 1861 in Paris to Maria Grathwohl (1837–1901) and his issue were created Baron/Baroness von Bronn.
Princess Elise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg 8 November 1830 27 February 1850 19 years
Hermann Ernst Franz Bernhard VI, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg 31 August 1832 8 March 1913 80 years Married Princess Leopoldine of Baden
Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg 11 December 1833 31 December 1891 58 years Settled in Great Britain and married morganatically British noblewoman Laura Williamina Seymour. His issue were created Count/Countess von Gleichen.
Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg 20 July 1835 25 January 1900 64 years Married Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.
Princess Feodora Victoria Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langeburg 7 July 1839 10 February 1872 32 years Married George II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen



  1. ^ a b c Eilers, Marlene (1987). Queen Victoria's Descendants. Genealogical Publishing Co. p. 148.
  2. ^ McNaughton, C. Arnold (1973). The Book of Kings: A Royal Genealogy in 3 volumes (Volume 1). Genealogical Publishing Co. p. 261.
Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Cadet branch of the House of Hohenlohe
Born: 7 May 1794 Died: 12 April 1860
German nobility
Preceded by
Carl Ludwig I
Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Succeeded by
Carl Ludwig II