Emich Carl, 2nd Prince of Leiningen

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Emich Carl
Prince of Leiningen
Emich Carl 2nd prince of Leiningen.jpg
Born (1763-09-27)27 September 1763
Died 4 July 1814(1814-07-04) (aged 50)
Spouse Princess Henriette of Reuss-Ebersdorf (m. 1787–1801; her death)
Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
(m. 1803–14; his death)

with Princess Henriette:
Prince Friedrich

with Princess Victoria:
Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen
Feodora, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
House House of Leiningen
Father Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1st Prince of Leiningen
Mother Countess Christiane Wilhelmine Luise of Solms-Rödelheim and Assenheim

Emich Carl, Prince of Leiningen (27 September 1763 – 4 July 1814) was a German nobleman.

He was born at Dürckheim, the fourth child and only son of Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, Count of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Hartenburg by his wife Countess Christiane Wilhelmine Luise of Solms-Rödelheim and Assenheim. On 3 July 1779 his father was made a Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, and Emich Carl became Hereditary Prince of Leiningen. On 9 January 1807 he succeeded his father as second Prince of Leiningen.

Emich Carl was married firstly, on 4 July 1787, to Henriette, youngest daughter of Heinrich XXIV, Count of Reuss-Ebersdorf, by his wife, Countess Karoline Ernestine of Erbach-Schönberg. They had one son together:

  • Prince Friedrich Karl Heinrich Ludwig of Leiningen (1 March 1793 - 22 February 1800)

Henriette died on 3 September 1801, and Emich married a second time, on 21 December 1803, to Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, the fourth daughter of Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld by his wife, Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf, and a niece of his late wife. She bore him two further children:

Emich Carl died at Amorbach on the 4 July 1814 and was succeeded by his second surviving son.

His widow was married a second time to Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, fourth son of King George III of the United Kingdom. By him she had a second daughter, Princess Victoria of Kent, who would later become Queen of the United Kingdom.



Preceded by
Carl Friedrich Wilhelm
Prince of Leiningen
Succeeded by
Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Emich