Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe

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Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe

Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (1 August 1817 – 8 May 1893) was a ruler of the Principality of Schaumburg-Lippe.


He was born in Bückeburg to Georg Wilhelm, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1796–1869).

He succeeded as Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe following the death of his father, Prince Georg Wilhelm on the 21 November 1860. In 1866, Schaumburg-Lippe signed a military treaty with Prussia, and in 1867 entered a military union, where Schaumburgers served in the Prussian military. Also in 1867, Schaumburg-Lippe became a member of the North German Confederation, and later in 1871 became a member state of the German Empire on its founding. He died at Bückeburg and was succeeded by his son Georg

Marriage and children[edit]

On 25 October 1844 at Arolsen, Adolf was married to his cousin, Princess Hermine of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1827–1910), a daughter of George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont. His mother was a sister of her father. The couple had eight children:


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Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Born: 1 August 1817 Died: 8 May 1893
German royalty
Preceded by
Georg Wilhelm
Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Succeeded by