Princess Elisabeth of Waldeck and Pyrmont

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Princess Elisabeth
Princess of Erbach-Schönberg
Spouse Alexander, Prince of Erbach-Schönberg
Issue Princess Imma of Erbach-Schönberg
George Louis, Prince of Erbach-Schönberg
Prince William of Erbach-Schönberg
Princess Helena of Erbach-Schönberg
Full name
Luise Elisabeth Hermine Erika
House House of Waldeck and Pyrmont (by birth)
House of Erbach-Schönberg (by marriage)
Father George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Mother Princess Helena of Nassau
Born (1873-09-06)6 September 1873
Arolsen, Waldeck and Pyrmont
Died 23 November 1961(1961-11-23) (aged 88)
Bensheim, West Germany

Princess Elisabeth of Waldeck and Pyrmont (German: Prinzessin Luise Elisabeth Hermine Erica Pauline zu Waldeck und Pyrmont; 6 September 1873 – 23 November 1961) was the youngest daughter of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and wife of Alexander, 2nd Prince of Erbach-Schönberg.

Early life[edit]

Elisabeth was born at Arolsen, Waldeck and Pyrmont the seventh child and youngest daughter of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1831–1893), and his wife, Princess Helena of Nassau (1831–1888), daughter of William, Duke of Nassau. He was distantly related to the British Royal Family through his mother, a descendant of King George II of Great Britain.

She was a sister of:

Marriage and family[edit]

Elisabeth married on 3 May 1900 in Arolsen, Alexander, Prince of Erbach-Schönberg (1872–1944), eldest child of Gustav, Prince of Erbach-Schönberg and Princess Marie of Battenberg. They had four children:

  • Princess Imma of Erbach-Schönberg (11 May 1901 – 14 March 1947)
  • George Louis, Prince of Erbach-Schönberg (1 January 1903 – 27 January 1971)
  • Prince William of Erbach-Schönberg (4 June 1904 – 27 September 1946)
  • Princess Helena of Erbach-Schönberg (8 April 1907 – 16 April 1979)

As great-aunt of the bride, she was a guest at the 1937 wedding of Juliana of the Netherlands with Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. [1]

At her death, she was the last surviving child of Prince George Victor and Princess Helena.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 6 September 1873 – 3 May 1900: Her Serene Highness Princess Elisabeth of Waldeck and Pyrmont
  • 3 May 1900 – 18 August 1903: Her Serene Highness Princess Elisabeth, Countess Alexander of Erbach-Schönberg
  • 18 August 1903 – 29 January 1908: Her Serene Highness Princess Alexander of Erbach-Schönberg
  • 29 January 1908 – 23 November 1961: Her Serene Highness The Princess of Erbach-Schönberg

Ancestry[edit]

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