George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont

George Victor (14 January 1831 – 12 May 1893) was the 3rd sovereign Prince of the German state of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

George Victor
Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
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Reign15 May 1845 – 12 May 1893
Born(1831-01-14)14 January 1831
Arolsen, Waldeck and Pyrmont
Died12 May 1893(1893-05-12) (aged 62)
Marienbad, Kingdom of Bohemia
Burial23 May 1893
Fuerstliches Erbbegraebnis,
SpousePrincess Helena of Nassau
Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
IssuePrincess Sophie
Pauline, Princess of Bentheim and Steinfurt
Marie, Princess William of Württemberg
Emma, Queen of the Netherlands
Princess Helena, Duchess of Albany
Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Elisabeth, Princess of Erbach-Schönberg
Prince Wolrad
HouseWaldeck and Pyrmont
FatherGeorge II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
MotherPrincess Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym

He was born in Bad Arolsen the son of George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and his wife Princess Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym.[1] He succeeded as prince originally under the guardianship of his mother on 15 May 1845 following the death of his father.[2]

He died of pneumonia in Marienbad, Bohemia and was succeeded by his eldest son Friedrich.


George Victor was first married on 26 September 1853 in Wiesbaden to Princess Helena of Nassau, daughter of William, Duke of Nassau.[1] They had seven children:

His second marriage took place in Luisenlund on 29 April 1891 to Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.[1] From this marriage he had one son who was killed in action shortly after outbreak of the First World War.[3]



  1. ^ a b c Almanach de Gotha. 1893. p. 111.
  2. ^ "Obituary. Prince George of Waldeck". The New York Times. 13 May 1893. p. 2.
  3. ^ "Prince killed on patrol". The New York Times. 21 October 1914. p. 3.
George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Cadet branch of the House of Waldeck
Born: 14 January 1831 Died: 12 May 1893
Regnal titles
Preceded by
George II
Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
15 May 1845 – 12 May 1893
Succeeded by