Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe

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Princess Bathildis
Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe.jpeg
Spouse Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Issue Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Prince Maximilian
Helena, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Oldenburg
Prince Georg
Full name
German: Bathildis Marie Leopoldine Anna Auguste
House House of Lippe (birth)
House of Waldeck and Pyrmont (marriage)
Father Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe
Mother Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau
Born (1873-05-21)21 May 1873
Ratiboritz, Kingdom of Bohemia
Died 6 April 1962(1962-04-06) (aged 88)
Arolsen, West Germany

Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe (German: Prinzessin Bathildis Marie Leopoldine Anna Auguste zu Schaumburg-Lippe; 21 May 1873 – 6 April 1962) was daughter of Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe, and consort of Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

Early life[edit]

Bathildis was born at Ratiboritz, Kingdom of Bohemia (now Ratibořské Hory, Czech Republic), the sixth child and second daughter of Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe (1834–1906), (son of George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont) and his wife, Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau (1837–1902), (daughter of Prince Frederick Augustus of Anhalt-Dessau and Landgravine Marie Louise Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel).

Marriage[edit]

Bathildis married on 9 August 1895 in Náchod, her second cousin, Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1865–1946), sixth child and elder son of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and his first wife, Princess Helena of Nassau.

They had four children:

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 21 May 1873 – 9 August 1895: Her Serene Highness Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe
  • 9 August 1895 – 26 May 1946: Her Serene Highness The Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
  • 26 May 1946 – 6 April 1962: Her Serene Highness The Dowager Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Ancestry[edit]

Notes and sources[edit]

Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe
Born: 21 May 1873 Died: 6 April 1962
German royalty
Vacant
Title last held by
Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
9 August 1895 – 13 November 1918
Monarchy abolished
Titles in pretence
Loss of title
Monarchy abolished
— TITULAR —
Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
13 November 1918 – 26 May 1946
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Duchess Altburg of Oldenburg