Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe

Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (10 October 1846 – 29 April 1911) was a ruler of the small Principality of Schaumburg-Lippe.

Georg
Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Georg (Schaumburg-Lippe).jpg
Born(1846-10-10)10 October 1846
Schloss Bückeburg, Bückeburg, Schaumburg-Lippe
Died29 April 1911(1911-04-29) (aged 64)
SpousePrincess Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg
HouseHouse of Lippe
FatherAdolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
MotherPrincess Hermine of Waldeck and Pyrmont

BiographyEdit

He was born in Bückeburg to Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and Princess Hermine of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1827–1910).

He succeeded as Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe on the death of his father on the 8 May 1893 and reigned until his death on the 29 April 1911 at Bückeburg and was succeeded by his son who became Adolf II.

FamilyEdit

Georg was married on the 16 April 1882 at Altenburg to Princess Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg, a daughter of Prince Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg.

They had nine children:

Silver wedding anniversaryEdit

On the occasion of their silver wedding anniversary in 1907, Emperor Wilhelm II presented to Georg and Marie Anne the family ancestral seat, Schaumburg Castle.[1] The castle had been controlled by the Hohenzollerns ever since Georg's grandfather sided with the Austrians in the 1866 Austro-Prussian War.[1] The gift was also meant to be in recognition of Georg's support in the dispute over the succession to the Lippe-Detmold throne.[1]

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Kaiser Rewards Prince", The New York Times, 21 April 1907 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Born: 10 October 1846 Died: 29 April 1911
German royalty
Preceded by
Adolf I
Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
1893–1911
Succeeded by
Adolf II