Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern

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Frederick
Prince of Hohenzollern
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Head of the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Predecessor William
Successor Frederick William
Spouse Princess Margarete Karola of Saxony
Issue Princess Maria Antonia
Princess Maria Adelgunde
Princess Maria Theresia
Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern
Prince Franz Josef
Prince John George
Prince Ferfried Maximilian
Full name
German: Friedrich Viktor Pius Alexander Leopold Karl Theodor Ferdinand
House House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Father William, Prince of Hohenzollern
Mother Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Born (1891-08-30)30 August 1891
Heiligendamm, Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Died 6 February 1965(1965-02-06) (aged 73)
Krauchenwies, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern[1][2] (German: Friedrich Viktor Pius Alexander Leopold Karl Theodor Ferdinand Fürst von Hohenzollern[1][2]) (30 August 1891, in Heiligendamm, Mecklenburg-Schwerin[1][2] – 6 February 1965, in Krauchenwies, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)[1][2] He was the eldest son[1][2] of William, Prince of Hohenzollern and Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.[1][2] He had a twin brother, Franz Joseph, Prince of Hohenzollern-Emden, who was born a few minutes after he was.

Marriage and children[edit]

He married Princess Margarete Karola of Saxony, daughter of Frederick Augustus III of Saxony and Archduchess Luise, Princess of Tuscany,[1][2] on 2 June 1920 in Schloss Sibyllenort, Silesia, Germany.[1][2] Margarete's sister Princess Maria Alix of Saxony married his twin brother, Francis Joseph.

Frederick and Margarete Karola had seven children:[1][2]

Romanian succession[edit]

In 1948, soon after the deposition of king Michael of Romania the line of succession was discussed during a meeting between Michael, his uncle Prince Nicholas of Romania, and Prince Frederick. Shortly after this meeting, the spokesman of King Carol II, in an interview with the French paper Le Figaro, expressed his strong support for Prince Frederick, additionally asserting that Michael would never regain the throne.[3]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 30 August 1891 – 8 June 1905: His Serene Highness Prince Frederick of Hohenzollern.
  • 8 June 1905 – 22 October 1927: His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern.
  • 22 October 1927 – 6 February 1965: His Highness The Prince of Hohenzollern.

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Friedrich Viktor Prinz von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 28 December 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Paul Theroff. "HOHENZOLLERN". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 28 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Michael of Romania: The King and the Country by Ivor Porter, page 195, ISBN 0-7509-3847-1
  4. ^ a b Trodni

External links[edit]

Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern
Cadet branch of the House of Hohenzollern
Born: 30 August 1891 Died: 6 February 1965
German nobility
Preceded by
William
Prince of Hohenzollern
22 October 1927 – 6 February 1965
Succeeded by
Frederick William
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
William
— TITULAR —
Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Prince of Hohenzollern-Hechingen

22 October 1927 – 6 February 1965
Reason for succession failure:
Principality annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1850
Succeeded by
Frederick William