Monday, March 11, 2013

Princely death: the Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

March 11, 1913

Prince Hermann Ernst Franz Bernhard, 6th Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg died on March 9 at Langenburg, according to the New York Times.  He was 81 years old. 

The Prince was the second son of Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg   and Princess Feodora of Leiningen, Queen Victoria's older half sister.   He was born at Langenburg on August 31, 1852.

Prince Ernst died on April 12, 1860, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Prince Carl, who, in turn, renounced his rights on April 21, in favor of Prince Hermann,

He married Princess Luise of Baden at Karlsruhe on September 24, 1862. 

He has been succeeded by his son Prince Ernst, a Major in the Prussian Army, who is married to Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

Prince Hermann is survived by his three children, Prince Ernst, Princess Elise and Princess Feodore, who are married to Heinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss, and Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen and eleven grandchildren, Hereditary Prince Gottfried of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Princesses Marie Melita, Alexanra and Irma of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Princesses Viktoria and Luise Reuss, Hereditary Prince Heinrich XLV Reuss, Princess Viktoria of Leiningen, Hereditary Prince Karl of Leiningen, and Princes Hermann and Hesso of Leinigen.   He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including the children of the late Prince Viktor, Count Gleichen.

Princess Luise died in 1904. 

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