Prince Sigismund of Prussia (1896–1978)

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This article is about the Prince Sigismund born in 1896. For his uncle of the same name born in 1864, see Prince Sigismund of Prussia (1864–1866).
Prince Sigismund
Prince Sigismund of Prussia
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Spouse Princess Charlotte of Saxe-Altenburg
Issue Barbara, Duchess Christian Louis of Mecklenburg
Prince Alfred of Prussia
House House of Hohenzollern
Father Prince Henry of Prussia
Mother Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine
Born (1896-11-27)27 November 1896
Kiel, Germany
Died 14 November 1978(1978-11-14) (aged 81)
Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Prince Sigismund of Prussia (Wilhelm Viktor Karl August Heinrich Sigismund) (27 November 1896 at Kiel – 14 November 1978 at Puntarenas, Costa Rica), was the second son of Prince Henry of Prussia and his wife, Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine. He was a nephew of Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsarina Alexandra of Russia.


Marriage and issue[edit]

Sigismund with his older brother and their parents.

On 11 July 1919 at Hemmelmark, he married Charlotte Agnes Prinzessin von Sachsen-Altenburg (4 March 1899 – 16 February 1989), eldest daughter of Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg. They had two children:[1]

  • Barbara Irene Adelheid Viktoria Elisabeth Bathildis Prinzessin von Preussen (2 August 1920 – 31 May 1994) married Christian Ludwig Herzog zu Mecklenburg and had issue:
    • Donata zu Mecklenburg-Schwerin (b. 11 March 1956) married Alexander von Solodkoff and had issue:
      • Thyra von Solodkoff (b. 12 October 1989)
      • Alix von Solodkoff (b. 17 March 1992)
      • Niklot Alexis von Solodkoff (b. 8 December 1994)
    • Edwina of Mecklenburg (b. 25 September. 1960) married Konrad von Posern and had issue:
      • Ludwig Leopold Bernhard Georg Maria von Posern (b. 27 February 1996)
      • Paul Friedrich Christian Fabian Maria von Posern (b. 14 June 1997)
      • Ferdinand Johann Albrecht Maria von Posern (b. 19 June 1999)
  • Alfred Friedrich Ernst Heinrich Conrad Prinz von Preussen (17 August 1924 - 5 June 2013) married Maritza Farkas (6 August 1929 – 1 November 1996), no issue.

Costa Rica[edit]

In 1927, Prince Sigismund and his family resettled in Costa Rica.[2] He planned to engage in banana and coffee planting on land he owned there. They were accompanied by only a governess, as the children were still young.[2]

Sigismund died in Puntarenas on 14 November 1978.


See also[edit]

Prussian Royalty
House of Hohenzollern
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Frederick III
   Wilhelm II
   Charlotte, Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen
   Prince Henry
   Prince Sigismund
   Princess Viktoria
   Prince Waldemar
   Sophia, Queen of the Hellenes
   Margaret, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel
   Prince Waldemar
   Prince Sigismund
   Prince Heinrich
Great Grandchildren
   Princess Barbara
   Prince Alfred


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  2. ^ a b "Prussian Prince Moves to Costa Rica", The New York Times (Colon), 22 December 1927