Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1889–1945)

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This article is about the Prince Waldemar born in 1889. For his uncle of the same name born in 1866, see Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1868–1879).
Prince Waldemar
Prince of Prussia
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Spouse Princess Calixta of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Father Prince Henry of Prussia
Mother Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine
Born (1889-03-20)20 March 1889
Kiel, Germany
Died 2 May 1945(1945-05-02) (aged 56)
Tutzing, Bavaria

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.

Biography[edit]

Prince Waldemar with his parents and younger brother, Sigismund

Marriage[edit]

Prince Waldemar married Princess Calixta of Lippe-Biesterfeld (14 October 1895 – 15 December 1982) on 14 August 1919 at Hemmelmark. They had no children, and resided in Bavaria.[1]

Hemophilia and death[edit]

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.[2] 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.[2] Prince Waldemar died the following day, on 2 May.[1]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Calixta of Lippe – (1895–1982), German princess consort of Prussia". A Bit Of History. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "The Feudal Herald". Pegasus Associates and The Baronage Press. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 

External links[edit]

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