Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dead at 25

February 28, 1933

Princess Elisabeth of Schaumburg-Lipped died at Grünau, Austria, today, according to the New York Times. She was 25 years old.

She was married twice.  Her first marriage to Benevenuto Hauptmann, son of the playwright, Gerhart Hauptmann, was annulled in 1928.  Two years later, she married Baron Johann Herring von Frankensdorff. 

Princess Elisabeth Hermine Auguste Viktoria was born at Bückeburg on May 31, 1908.  She was the ninth and youngest child of the late Stephan, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and his wife the late, Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg.

The cause of death was not announced.  She is survived by her husband.

[Note: the Princess died on February 25 but the death was announced a few days later.]


Anonymous said...

The Daily Standard (Brisbane) reported on 28 February 1933 that
Princess Elisabeth of Schaumburg- Lippe, who first married a son of Gerhardt Hauptmann. and subsequently espoused Baron Von Franckendorf, died In childbirth at the age of 25 years. Her baby, a boy, is alive and well.

[Note: Although Princess Elisabeth died on 25 February her son was born on 5 February.]

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

She had two children apparently