Alexandra Prinzessin von Hannover

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Princess Alexandra
Princess Welf Henry of Hanover
Born(1937-10-23)23 October 1937
Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Nazi Germany
Died1 June 2015(2015-06-01) (aged 77)
Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
SpousePrince Welf Henry of Hanover
(m. 1960; died 1997)
German: Alexandra Sophie Cecilie Anna Maria Friederike Benigna Dorothea
FatherOtto Friedrich III, Prince of Ysenburg and Büdingen
MotherPrincess Felicitas Reuss of Köstritz

Princess Alexandra of Hannover (née Princess Alexandra Sophie Cecilie Anna Maria Friederike Benigna Dorothea of Ysenburg and Büdingen; 23 October 1937 – 1 June 2015) was a German politician, philanthropist, and wife of Prince Welf Henry of Hanover. Hannover lastly served as a councilwoman representing the Niederrad district of Frankfurt on the Frankfurt City Council (German: Frankfurter Stadtverordnetenversammlung).[1][2] She was a member of the Christian Democratic Union political party.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Alexandra Prinzessin von Hannover was born on 23 October 1937 in Frankfurt am Main[1] and was the second eldest child and only daughter of Otto Friedrich III, Prince of Ysenburg und Büdingen zu Wächtersbach and his wife Felicitas Anna Eleonore Cecilie, Princess Reuss of Köstritz.[citation needed] She was the sister of Wolfgang-Ernst, Prince of Ysenburg and Büdingen.

Alexandra married Prince Welf Henry of Hanover, the fourth son of Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick and his wife Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, in a civil ceremony on 20 September 1960 at Büdingen, Hesse, and in a religious ceremony on the following day at the Marienkirche in Büdingen.[citation needed] The couple had no children.

She was the aunt of Queen Sofía of Spain and King Constantine II of Greece, and grandaunt of King Felipe VI of Spain. She died on 1 June 2015, aged 77, three days before the death of her sister-in-law Monika, Dowager Princess of Hanover.[3]

Professional life[edit]

Alexandra represented the Frankfurt district of Niederrad[1][2] on the Frankfurt City Council since 1980.[1][2] She lastly served as the Chairwoman of the Culture and Leisure Committee.[1][2]



  1. ^ a b c d e f CDU (2008). "Alexandra Prinzessin von Hannover". Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (CDU). Archived from the original on 12 September 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e Konstanze Crüwell (12 January 2007). "Alexandra Prinzessin von Hannover". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). Retrieved 17 August 2008.
  3. ^ "Prinzessin von Hannover: Große Frau der Kultur". Frankfurter Rundschau (FR). 2 June 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2015.

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