Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe

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
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William of Schaumburg-Lippe
Born(1834-12-12)12 December 1834
Bückeburg, Schaumburg-Lippe, German Confederation
Died4 April 1906(1906-04-04) (aged 71)
Ratibořice, Bohemia, Cisleithania, Austria-Hungary
SpousePrincess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau
IssueCharlotte, Queen of Württemberg
Prince Franz Joseph
Prince Friedrich
Prince Albrecht
Prince Maximilian
Bathildis, Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Adelaide, Duchess of Saxe-Altenburg
Princess Alexandra
German: Wilhelm Karl August
HouseHouse of Lippe
FatherGeorge William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
MotherPrincess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Early lifeEdit

Prince William in uniform, c. 1860s

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).[1]

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.[1]


Prince William was an officer in the Austrian Army.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Portrait of Princess Bathildis, c. 1860s

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:

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.[2]




  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "CURRENT FOREIGN TOPICS". The New York Times. 13 January 1886. Retrieved 12 May 2023.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Herzogtum Anhalt (1867) "Herzoglicher Haus-orden Albrecht des Bären" p. 17
  6. ^ Staats- und Adreß-Handbuch des Herzogthums Nassau (1866), "Herzogliche Orden" p. 9
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Ritter-Orden", Hof- und Staatshandbuch der Österreichisch-Ungarischen Monarchie, 1906, pp. 58, 72, retrieved 7 September 2020
  9. ^ Staatshandbücher für das Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (1890), "Herzogliche Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden" p. 46
  10. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Großherzogtum Baden (1896), "Großherzogliche Orden" pp. 62, 77
  11. ^ 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