Sunday, August 24, 2014

Princess Friedrich of Saxe-Meiningen

Marlene A Eilers Koenig Collection

Countess Adelheid of Lippe-Biesterfeld married Prince Friedrich of Saxe-Meiningen on April 24, 1889. 

Adelheid's status was a concern as she was the daughter of Count Ernst of Lippe-Biesterfeld.  During the succession dispute in Lippe, there were questions about the position of Adelheid's brother Leopold and his right to succeed.  Their great-grandmother, Modeste von Unruh, was not of equal birth.  In 1905, Leopold was recognized as Prince of Lippe following the ruling of the Diet of Lippe.

Friedrich and Adelheid's six children were members of the Saxe-Meiningen dynasty: Feodora (1890-1972), Adelheid (1891-1971), Georg (1892-1946), Ernst (1895-1914), Kuise (1899-1985), and Bernhard (1901-1984)

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