Princess Hilda of Luxembourg (1897–1979)

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Princess Hilda
Princess Hilda of Luxemburg (1897 - 1979).jpg
Spouse Adolf, 10th Prince of Schwarzenberg
Full name
French: Hilda Sophie Marie Adélaïde Wilhelmine
House House of Nassau-Weilburg
Father William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Mother Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal
Born (1897-02-15)15 February 1897
Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg
Died 8 September 1979(1979-09-08) (aged 82)
Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg

Princess Hilda of Luxembourg[1][2] (French: Hilda Sophie Marie Adélaïde Wilhelmine de Nassau-Weilburg, Princesse de Luxembourg[1][2]) (15 February 1897, Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg[1][2] – 8 September 1979, Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg[1][2]) was a Princess of Luxembourg by birth and a Princess of Schwarzenberg by marriage.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Hilda was the third daughter[1][2] of William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and his wife Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal.[1][2] Her two eldest sisters reigned as sovereign Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and titular Duchess of Nassau: Marie-Adélaïde and Charlotte.

Marriage[edit]

Princess Hilda married in Berg Castle on 29 October 1930 Adolf 10te Fürst zu Schwarzenberg (Frauenberg, 18 August 1890 - Bordighera, 27 February 1950). The couple shared a passion for agriculture, wildlife and botany and spent much of their time at their Stará Obora hunting lodge near Hluboká. They acquired Mpala Farm in Laikipia, Kenya in 1933. Apart from bringing modern farming methods to the estate, Princess Hilda's husband built a hydroelectric powerstation there (some of the machinery was imported from his native Hluboká) and made exceptional improvements to his workers' living conditions. He inherited the family estates after his father's death in 1938. They did not have children.[1][2]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Darryl Lundy (26 October 2008). "Sophie Caroline Marie Wilhelmine von Nassau-Weilburg, Princesse de Luxembourg". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Paul Theroff. "LUXEMBURG". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-12-25. [dead link]
  • Généalogie des rois et des princes de Jean-Charles Volkmann Edit. Jean-Paul Giserot (1998)