Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1889–1945)
|Prince of Prussia|
|Spouse||Princess Calixta of Lippe-Biesterfeld|
|Father||Prince Henry of Prussia|
|Mother||Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine|
20 March 1889|
|Died||2 May 1945
Prince Waldemar of Prussia (Waldemar Wilhelm Ludwig Friedrich Viktor Heinrich) (20 March 1889 at Kiel – 2 May 1945 at Tutzing, Bavaria) was the eldest son of Prince Henry of Prussia and his wife, Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine.
Hemophilia and death
Prince Waldemar, like his first cousin, Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia; uncle Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine; and youngest brother Heinrich, suffered from haemophilia. He died in a clinic in Tutzing, Bavaria because of the lack of blood transfusion facilities. He and his wife fled their home in light of the Russian advance, arriving in Tutzing, where Waldemar was able to receive his last blood transfusion. The American Army overran the area the next day, 1 May 1945, and diverted all medical resources to treat concentration camp victims, preventing Waldemar's German doctor from treating him. Prince Waldemar died the following day, on 2 May.
In popular culture
- "Calixta of Lippe – (1895–1982), German princess consort of Prussia". A Bit Of History. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
- "The Feudal Herald". Pegasus Associates and The Baronage Press. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
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