Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe (German: Prinz Wilhelm Karl August zu Schaumburg-Lippe; 12 December 1834 – 4 April 1906) was son of George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and member of the House of Lippe.
|Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe|
|Born||12 December 1834|
Bückeburg, Schaumburg-Lippe, German Confederation
|Died||4 April 1906 (aged 71)|
Ratibořice, Bohemia, Cisleithania, Austria-Hungary
|Spouse||Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau|
|Issue||Charlotte, Queen of Württemberg|
Prince Franz Joseph
Bathildis, Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Adelaide, Duchess of Saxe-Altenburg
|House||House of Lippe|
|Father||George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe|
|Mother||Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont|
William was born at Bückeburg, Schaumburg-Lippe on 12 December 1834. He was the seventh child, and third son, of George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (1784–1860), and Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1796–1869). Among his siblings were Prince Adolphus I (reigning Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe) and Princess Adelheid (wife of Friedrich, reigning Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg).
His paternal grandparents were Philip II, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe and Landgravine Juliane of Hesse-Philippsthal. His maternal grandparents were George I, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and Princess Augusta of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.
Prince William was an officer in the Austrian Army.
On 30 May 1862, William was married to Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau (1837–1902) at Dessau. The Princess was a daughter of Prince Frederick Augustus of Anhalt-Dessau, and his wife, Princess Marie Luise Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel. Together, they were the parents of eight children:
- Princess Charlotte of Schaumburg-Lippe (1864–1946), who married King William II of Württemberg, in 1886; no issue.
- Prince Franz Joseph of Schaumburg-Lippe (1865–1881), who died unmarried.
- Prince Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe (1868–1945), who married Princess Louise of Denmark, a daughter of King Frederick VIII, in 1896; had issue. After her death in 1906, he married Princess Antoinette of Anhalt, daughter of Prince Leopold of Anhalt, in 1909.
- Prince Albrecht of Schaumburg-Lippe (1869–1942), who married Duchess Elsa of Württemberg, eldest daughter of Duke Eugen of Württemberg and Grand Duchess Vera of Russia, in 1897; had issue.
- Prince Maximilian of Schaumburg-Lippe (1871–1904), who married Duchess Olga of Württemberg, younger sister of Duchess Elsa, in 1898; had issue.
- Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe (1873–1962), who married Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, son of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and Princess Helena of Nassau, in 1895; had issue.
- Princess Adelaide of Schaumburg-Lippe (1875–1971), who married Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, son of Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Meiningen, in 1898. They had issue before their divorce in 1920.
- Princess Alexandra Karoline of Schaumburg-Lippe (1879–1949), who was scheduled to marry King Alexander I of Serbia, but against the wishes of his parents, he married instead his mother's lady in waiting, Draga Mašin.
Prince William and his daughter-in-law, Princess Louise of Denmark, died five hours apart at the family castle in Nachod, Bohemia. His cause of death was from heart trouble while hers was from meningitis.
- Ascanian duchies: Grand Cross of the House Order of Albert the Bear, 14 January 1856
- Nassau: Knight of the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau, July 1864
- Mecklenburg: Grand Cross of the House Order of the Wendish Crown, with Crown in Ore, 21 March 1868
- Knight of the Imperial Order of the Iron Crown, 1st Class, 1875
- Grand Cross of the Austrian Imperial Order of Leopold, 1899
- Ernestine duchies: Grand Cross of the Saxe-Ernestine House Order, 1882
- Knight of the House Order of Fidelity, 1885
- Knight of the Order of Berthold the First, 1885
- Württemberg: Grand Cross of the Order of the Württemberg Crown, 1886
|Ancestors of Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe|
- ^ a b c d e f g h i Raineval, Melville Henry Massue marquis de Ruvigny et; Raineval, Melville Henry Massue Marquis of Ruvigny and (1914). The Titled Nobility of Europe: An International Peerage, Or "Who's Who," of the Sovereigns, Princes, and Nobles of Europe. Burke's Peerage. p. 176. ISBN 978-0-85011-028-9. Retrieved 12 May 2023.
- ^ a b "PRINCE AND PRINCESS DEAD.; William of. Schaumburg-Lippe and Daughter-in-Law Die at Nahod". The New York Times. 5 April 1906. Retrieved 12 May 2023.
- ^ "CURRENT FOREIGN TOPICS". The New York Times. 13 January 1886. Retrieved 12 May 2023.
- ^ Times, by the New York Times Company By Wireless To the New York (21 September 1920). "GERMAN EX-DUKE TO WED OPERA SINGER; Ernst II. of Saxe-Altenburg Scandalizes Monarchists by His Engagement to Helena Thomas". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 May 2023.
- ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Herzogtum Anhalt (1867) "Herzoglicher Haus-orden Albrecht des Bären" p. 17
- ^ Staats- und Adreß-Handbuch des Herzogthums Nassau (1866), "Herzogliche Orden" p. 9
- ^ "Großherzogliche Orden und Ehrenzeichen". Hof- und Staatshandbuch des Großherzogtums Mecklenburg-Strelitz: 1878 (in German). Neustrelitz: Druck und Debit der Buchdruckerei von G. F. Spalding und Sohn. 1878. p. 11.
- ^ "Ritter-Orden", Hof- und Staatshandbuch der Österreichisch-Ungarischen Monarchie, 1906, pp. 58, 72, retrieved 7 September 2020
- ^ Staatshandbücher für das Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (1890), "Herzogliche Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden" p. 46
- ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Großherzogtum Baden (1896), "Großherzogliche Orden" pp. 62, 77
- ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Königreich Württemberg (1886/7), "Königliche Orden" p. 23
Notes and sourcesEdit
- L'Allemagne dynastique, Huberty, Giraud, Magdelaine, Reference: II 269