Friday, August 28, 2009

Empress Friedrich's will is made public

August 28, 1901

The will of the late Empress Friedrich, who died earlier this month, has been made public. Her estate is worth 11,000,000 marks ($2,600,000). Each of her surviving children received 1,000,000 marks, while her youngest daughter, Margarete, the wife of Prince Friedrich Karl of Hesse, inherited Schloss Friedrichshof. The schloss, which is in Kronberg-im-Taunus, just north of Frankfurt-am-Main, was bought by the late empress with the money she had inherited from the late Duchess of Galliera. The Empress's fortune includes nothing from Queen Victoria as the empress had renounced claims on her mother's estate.


Anonymous said...

I'm intrigued, why would the Empress frederick inherit money from the Duchess of Galliera? It must have been a significant ammount if she bought the schloss with it.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

The Duchess, who died in 1888, was a friend of Vicky's