Julius, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld

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Julius
Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Spouse Countess Adelheid of Castell-Castell
Issue Count Ernest
Emilie, Princess of Salm-Horstmar
Ernest II, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Count Adalbert
Countess Mathilde
Prince Leopold
Count Kasimir
Count Oscar
Countess Johanna
Count Friedrich
Countess Elisabeth
Prince Rudolf
Prince Friedrich Wilhelm
Count Friedrich Karl
Full name
German: Julius Peter Hermann August
House House of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Father Ernest I, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Mother Modeste von Unruh
Born (1812-04-02)2 April 1812
Oberkassel, Kingdom of Prussia
Died 17 May 1884(1884-05-17) (aged 72)
Baden-Baden, Grand Duchy of Baden

Julius, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld (German: Julius Peter Hermann August Graf und Edler Herr zur Lippe-Biesterfeld; 2 April 1812 – 17 May 1884) was Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld from 1840 to 1884 and father of Ernest II, regent of the Principality of Lippe. He is a direct ancestor of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.

Early life[edit]

Julius was born at Oberkassel, Kingdom of Prussia, (now in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany) fifth child and second son of Ernest I, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1777–1840), (son of Karl, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld and Countess Ferdinande of Bentheim-Tecklenburg-Rheda) and his wife, Modeste von Unruh (1781–1854), (daughter of Karl Philipp von Unruh and Elisabeth Henriette Dorothea von Kameke).

Marriage[edit]

Julius married in 30 April 1839 at Castell to Countess Adelheid Clotilde Auguste of Castell-Castell (1818–1900), daughter of Friedrich, Count of Castell-Castell, and his wife, Princess Emilie of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

They had fourteen children:

  • Count Ernest of Lippe-Biesterfeld (20 March 1840 – 28 March 1840)
  • Countess Emilie of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1 February 1841 – 11 February 1892), married in 1864 to Otto I, Prince of Salm-Horstmar, had issue.
  • Ernest II, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld (9 June 1842 – 26 September 1904), married in 1869 to Countess Karoline of Wartensleben, had issue.
  • Count Adalbert of Lippe-Biesterfeld (15 October 1843 – 2 December 1890)
  • Countess Mathilde of Lippe-Biesterfeld (7 December 1844 – 10 January 1890)
  • Prince Leopold of Lippe-Biesterfeld (12 May 1846 – 28 January 1908)
  • Count Kasimir of Lippe-Biesterfeld (5 October 1847 – 16 February 1880)
  • Count Oscar of Lippe-Biesterfeld (18 December 1848 – 17 January 1849)
  • Countess Johanna of Lippe-Biesterfeld (6 March 1851 – 31 January 1859)
  • Friedrich Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld (10 May 1852 – 15 August 1892), married in 1882 to Princess Marie of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, had issue.
  • Countess Elisabeth of Lippe-Biesterfeld (25 September 1853 – 24 January 1859)
  • Prince Rudolf of Lippe-Biesterfeld (27 April 1856 – 21 June 1931), married in 1889 to Princess Louise of Ardeck, had issue.
  • Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Lippe-Biesterfeld (16 July 1858 – 6 August 1914), married in 1895 to Countess Gisela of Ysenburg and Büdingen in Meerholz, had issue.
  • Count Friedrich Karl of Lippe-Biesterfeld (19 June 1861 – 1 April 1901)

Ancestry[edit]

Notes and sources[edit]

Julius, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Cadet branch of the House of Lippe
Born: 2 April 1812 Died: 17 May 1884
German nobility
Preceded by
Ernest I
Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld
1840-1884
Succeeded by
Ernest II