Thursday, February 11, 2016

Two new postcards

This image is from 1902, I think (trying to read the postal date on the back) The photo was taken at the home of the Prince and Princess of Lippe in Rothenfels.  I think the Princess Amalie sitting on the left is Marie Amalie Sophie Wilhelmine Christine Caroline Eulalie (1821-1899) who married Prince Viktor of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Duke of Ratibor and Prince of Corvey.  She was the daughter of Karl Egon II Prince of Fürstenberg and Princess Amalie of Baden, who was a first cousin of Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden (1826-1907)  He was married to Princess Luise of Prussia 1838-1923).  The woman on the right in front is the Princess of Lippe,  Princess Sophie of Baden (1834-1904), who married Woldemar, Prince of Lippe-Detmold.  Sophie was a first cousin of Grand Duke Friedrich

The 8th and 9th children of HSH George, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg.  Friedrich Christian (1906-1983) was married three times.  Elisabeth (1908-1933) was married twice, first to Benvento Hauptmann and then Baron Johann Herring von Frankensdorff. She died at the age of 33 on February 25, 1933, 20 days after the birth of her second child, Hans-Georg.


Unknown said...

I am amazed at how you manage to understand the intricacies of the minor German houses and their alphabet soup of names and titles!

fittererfamily said...

You're right with person's and location's description. date of photo is almost unknown, but it seems round about 1900. It shows Rotenfels castle, a summer residence of Sophie Lippe-Detmold. She was a descendant of Marggrave WILHELM of Baden-Hochberg, which buitl this small castle on the walls of an old stoneware factory, which even was built by his mother, Luise Karoline von Hochberg, born Freiin Geyer von Geyersberg, second wife of marggrave / grand duke Karl Friedrich of Baden.
The castle almost exists as a school and art academy of Baden-Wuerttemberg country, located in D-76571 Gaggenau (Bad Rotenfels).
The original photo is available at Country archive of Baden-Wuerttemberg (Karlsruhe), sorted as "unknown location", here: