Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen

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Prince of Leiningen
Princess Feodore and Prince Emich of Leiningen.jpg
Prince Emich of Leiningen with his wife, Princess Feodore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Born(1866-01-18)18 January 1866
Isle of Wight, England
Died18 July 1939(1939-07-18) (aged 73)
Mudau, Kingdom of Württemberg
SpousePrincess Feodore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
  • Princess Viktoria, Countess of Solms-Rödelheim and Assenheim
  • Emich Ernst, Hereditary Prince of Leiningen
  • Karl, Prince of Leiningen
  • Prince Hermann
  • Prince Hesso
Full name
German: Emich Eduard Carl
FatherErnst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen
MotherPrincess Marie of Baden

Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen (German: Emich Eduard Carl Fürst zu Leiningen; 18 January 1866 – 18 July 1939) was the son of Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen. He was 5th Prince of Leiningen from 1904 to 1918, and afterwards titular Prince of Leiningen from 1918 until his death.

Early life[edit]

Emich was born at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, the second child and only son of Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen (1830–1904), (son of Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen and Countess Maria Klebelsberg) and his wife, Princess Marie Amelie of Baden (1834–1899), (daughter of Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden and Princess Sophie of Sweden). Through his mother he was descendant of Swedish monarchs, such as Gustav IV Adolf and Gustav III. His paternal grandfather, Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen, was the half-brother of Queen Victoria.

He was baptised at Osborne House on 10 February 1866 and his godparents were his paternal great-aunt, Princess Feodora of Leiningen, his maternal uncle Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden (represented by Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg) and his paternal uncle Prince Eduard of Leiningen (represented by Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha).


Emich married on 12 July 1894 in Langenburg to Princess Feodore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1866–1932), youngest child of Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his wife, Princess Leopoldine of Baden.

They had five children:

  • Princess Viktoria of Leiningen (12 May 1895 – 9 February 1973) she married Count Maximilian of Solms-Rödelheim and Assenheim on 23 February 1922 and they were divorced in 1937. They have one son:
    • Count Markwart of Solms-Rödelheim and Assenheim (30 June 1925-28 September 1976)
  • Emich Ernst, Hereditary Prince of Leiningen (29 December 1896 - 21 March 1918) he died at the age of twenty-one during World War I.
  • Karl, 6th Prince of Leiningen (13 February 1898 – 2 August 1946) he married Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia on 24 November 1924. They have seven children, fifteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.
  • Prince Hermann of Leiningen (4 January 1901–29 March 1971) he married Countess Irina of Schönborn-Wiesentheid on 21 December 1938.
  • Prince Hesso of Leiningen (23 July 1903–19 June 1967) he married Countess Marie-Luise of Nesselrode on 12 July 1933.

Prince of Leiningen[edit]

On the death of his father in 1904, Emich became the 5th Prince of Leiningen.

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Notes and sources[edit]

Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen
Born: 18 January 1866 Died: 18 July 1939
German nobility
Preceded by
Ernst Leopold
Prince of Leiningen
Succeeded by
German nobility titles abolished
Titles in pretence
Loss of title — TITULAR —
Prince of Leiningen
Reason for succession failure:
German nobility titles abolished
Succeeded by