Monday, June 8, 2009

Leopold of Hohenzollern dead

June 8, 1905

The Prince of Hohenzollern, the head of the house of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, died "suddenly tonight of apoplexy," reports the New York Times. Prince Leopold was 69-years-old. He died in Berlin, where he attended the recent wedding of the Crown Prince and Princess of Prussia.

Prince Leopold may be most remembered "in history as the candidate of the Spanish Cortes for the throne of Spain, and as having been unwittingly the cause of the Franco-Prussian war."
In 1861, Leopold married Infanta Antonia of Portugal. He is survived by his wife, and their three sons, Wilhelm, who succeeds as the Prince of Hohenzollern, Ferdinand, the King of Roumania and Prince Karl of Hohenzollern.

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