Countess Ina Marie von Bassewitz

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Princess Oskar of Prussia, Countess von Ruppin
Countess Ina von Ruppin.jpg
by Sandau, Berlin, 1915
Born (1888-01-27)27 January 1888
Bristow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Died 17 September 1973(1973-09-17) (aged 85)
Munich, Bavaria
Spouse Prince Oskar of Prussia
(m. 1914–58; his death)
Issue Prince Oskar
Prince Burchard
Princess Herzeleide
Prince Wilhelm-Karl
House House of Hohenzollern (by marriage)
Father Count Karl von Bassewitz-Levetzow
Mother Countess Margarethe von der Schulenburg
ca. 1910-1915

Princess Oskar of Prussia, Countess von Ruppin (27 January 1888 – 17 September 1973) was the wife of Prince Oskar of Prussia.

Early life[edit]

She was born Countess Ina-Marie Helene Adele Elise von Bassewitz-Levetzow on 27 January 1888 at Bristow, Mecklenburg, Germany, to Count Karl Heinrich Ludwig von Bassewitz-Levetzow and his wife Countess Margarethe Cäcilie Luise Alexandrine Friederike Susette von der Schulenburg. Her brother was Werner Graf von Bassewitz-Levetzow.

Marriage[edit]

On 31 July 1914 she married Prince Oskar of Prussia, son of Emperor Wilhelm II and his wife Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein.[1] Both the civil and religious ceremonies took place at Schloß Bellevue in Berlin, Prussia. Initially the union was considered morganatic, but on 3 November 1919 was decreed to be dynastic in accordance with the house laws of the royal house of Hohenzollern. Prior to her marriage, on 27 July 1914, Ina Marie had also gained the title Countess of Ruppin, and from 21 June 1920, was titled Princess of Prussia with the style Royal Highness. The couple had four children:

Death[edit]

Princess Oskar of Prussia, Countess von Ruppin, died in Munich, Bavaria, on 17 September 1973.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Son Of The Kaiser To Wed A Countess. Prince Oscar to Contract a Morganatic Marriage with a Premier's Daughter". New York Times. May 27, 1914. Retrieved 2011-03-18. Prince Oscar of Prussia, the fifth son of the Kaiser, is about to contract a morganatic marriage. His engagement to Countess Ina Marie von Bassewitz-Levetzow, daughter of the Premier of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and former maid of honor of the Kaiserin, is officially announced today. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987), page 156.
  • C. Arnold McNaughton, The Book of Kings: A Royal Genealogy, in 3 volumes (London, U.K.: Garnstone Press, 1973), volume 1, page 60.

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

External links[edit]

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