Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Prince Friedrich Wilhelm killed in battle

According to reports from Rome (August 26, 1914), Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Lippe was killed on August 6 in battle before Liege. His infantry was surrounded by Belgian soldiers and he was "struck by two bullets while standing among his men." The prince was killed instantly.
Prince Friedrich was married in 1895 to Countess Gisela of Isenburg. They had three children, Calixta Agnes, Barbara and Simon.
German authorities are reporting that Prince Friedrich of Saxe-Meiningen was killed in battle at Namur on August 23. The prince was killed by a shell. He was married to Princess Adelheid, and the father of six children.
Princess Adelheid was the niece of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm.

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