Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont

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Friedrich I
Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
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Reign 12 May 1893 – 13 November 1918
Predecessor Prince Georg Victor
Successor Hereditary Prince Josias
Born (1865-01-20)20 January 1865
Arolsen, Waldeck and Pyrmont
Died 26 May 1946(1946-05-26) (aged 81)
Arolsen, Allied-occupied Germany
Spouse Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe
Issue Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Prince Maximilian
Helena, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Oldenburg
Prince Georg
House Waldeck and Pyrmont
Father George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Mother Princess Helena of Nassau

Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (Friedrich Adolf Hermann Prinz zu Waldeck und Pyrmont; 20 January 1865 – 26 May 1946) was the last reigning Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont from 12 May 1893 to 13 November 1918.

Family[edit]

He was the son of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and Princess Helena of Nassau. He was a brother of the Dutch Queen consort Emma and Princess Helena, Duchess of Albany.

His maternal grandparents were William, Duke of Nassau and his second wife Princess Pauline of Württemberg. Pauline was a daughter of Prince Paul of Württemberg and his wife Charlotte of Saxe-Hildburghausen.

Paul was a son of Frederick I of Württemberg and his wife Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Augusta was the eldest daughter of Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Princess Augusta of Great Britain, elder sister of George III of the United Kingdom.

Marriage and children[edit]

He married Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe, daughter of Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe and Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau, in Náchod on 9 August 1895. They had three sons and one daughter:

Honours[edit]

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Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Cadet branch of the House of Waldeck
Born: 20 January 1865 Died: 26 May 1946
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Prince Georg Victor
Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
12 May 1893 – 13 November 1918
Vacant
Titles in pretence
Loss of title
— TITULAR —
Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
13 November 1918 – 26 May 1946
Succeeded by
Hereditary Prince Josias