Eugène, 11th Prince of Ligne
|Prince of Ligne|
Eugène in October 1947
|Reign||23 June 1937 – 26 June 1960|
10 August 1893|
|Died||26 June 1960
Château de Belœil
|Spouse||Philippine de Noailles|
|Issue||Baudouin, 12th Prince of Ligne
Princess Isabelle de Ligne
Archduchess Yolande of Austria
Antoine, 13th Prince of Ligne
|House||House of Ligne|
|Father||Ernest, 10th Prince de Ligne|
|Mother||Diane de Cossé-Brissac|
Eugene de Ligne, 11th Prince de Ligne (Eugène II, prince de Ligne) (10 August 1893 - 26 June 1960) was the eldest son of Ernest, 10th Prince de Ligne and Diane de Cossé-Brissac. He also held the titles of Prince of Epinoy and Prince of Amblise and was Knight of the Golden Fleece.
Eugène married Philippine de Noailles on 28 February 1917. She was a daughter of François Joseph Eugène Napoléon de Noailles. They had two sons and two daughters:
- Baudouin, Prince of Ligne (1918–1985)
- Princess Isabelle de Ligne (1921–2000)
- Princess Yolande Marie Jeanne Charlotte de Ligne (born 6 May 1923) married Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria
- Antoine, Prince of Ligne (1925–2005)
Following the death of his father in 1937, Eugène became 11th prince de Ligne. During the invasion of Belgium by the Germans in 1940, Eugène joined, (near Antwerp), the motorized group at the vanguard. When Belgium was demobilized, he and his wife worked to provision the country and transformed the castle of Belœil into a hiding place for hundreds of Jewish children escaping the Holocaust, for which he and his wife received the honor of Righteous Among the Nations. After the Second World War, he was named ambassador of Belgium to India (1947 to 1951), and to Spain (1951 to 1958).
- Knight of the golden Fleece.
- 1931: commander in the Royal Order of the Lion.
Eugène, 11th Prince of LigneBorn: 10 August 1893 Died: 26 June 1960
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