Princess Victoria Margaret of Prussia

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Princess Victoria Margaret
Princess Heinrich XXXIII Reuss of Köstritz
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Spouse Prince Heinrich XXXIII Reuss of Köstritz
Full name
German: Viktoria Margarete Elisabeth Marie Ulrike
House House of Hohenzollern (by birth)
House of Reuss (by marriage)
Father Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia
Mother Princess Louise Sophie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg
Born (1890-04-17)17 April 1890
Potsdam, Germany
Died 9 September 1923(1923-09-09) (aged 33)
Klein Glienicke[disambiguation needed], Germany
Burial Glienicke Palace
Prussian Royalty
House of Hohenzollern
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Descendants of Frederick William III
Great Great Grandchildren
   Princess Victoria Margaret
   Prince Friedrich Sigismund
   Prince Friedrich Karl
   Prince Friedrich Leopold
   Princess Marie Therese
   Princess Luise Henriette
   Princess Marianne of Prussia
   Princess Elisabeth
Great Great Great Grandchildren
   Princes Luise Victoria
   Prince Friedrich Karl

Princess Victoria Margaret Elizabeth Marie Ulrike of Prussia (17 April 1890 – 9 September 1923) was a member of the House of Hohenzollern. She was the eldest daughter of Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia and his wife Princess Louise Sophie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.[1] She married Prince Heinrich XXXIII Reuss of Köstritz and had two children.

Biography[edit]

Family and lineage[edit]

Victoria's paternal grandparents were Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia and Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau. Her maternal grandparents were Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

Victoria had three siblings: Prince Friedrich Sigismund of Prussia, Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, and Prince Friedrich Leopold of Prussia. Through her mother, Victoria was a niece of Empress Augusta Victoria, wife of Wilhelm II, German Emperor.

Marriage[edit]

On 17 May 1913, she married Prince Heinrich XXXIII Reuss of Köstritz, a member of one of the oldest reigning houses in Europe.[1][2][3] He was a grandson of Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach through his mother Princess Marie. Princess Victoria Margaret was led down the aisle on the arm of her uncle Emperor Wilhelm.[2]

They had two children:

  • Princess Marie Luise Reuss of Köstritz (9 Jan 1915 - 17 Jun 1985)
  • Prince Heinrich II Reuss of Köstritz (24 Nov 1916 - 24 Dec 1993)

The marriage was dissolved by divorce in 1922.[3] Princess Victoria Margaret died the following year of complications of influenza.[3] She was buried at Glienicke Palace. He married again to the widowed American Allene Tew Burchard in 1929.[3]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage: Viktoria Margarete Elisabeth Marie Ulrike Prinzessin von Preußen". Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Royal Weddings", The Washington Post, 10 May 1914 
  3. ^ a b c d "Princess of Reuss, American, Divorced", The Washington Post (Paris), 26 June 1935