Friedrich Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld

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Friedrich Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld (German: Friedrich Karl Oskar Heinrich Graf und Edler Herr zur Lippe-Biesterfeld; 10 May 1852 Mechernich - 15 August 1892) was Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld.[1]

Arms of House Lippe

Early life[edit]

Friedrich was born at Mechernich, Kingdom of Prussia, (now in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) the tenth child and seventh son of Julius, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1812–1884), and his wife Countess Adelheid Clotilde Auguste of Castell-Castell (1818–1900), daughter of Friedrich, Count of Castell-Castell, and his wife, Princess Emilie of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Count Friedrich had thirteen brothers and sisters. The oldest brother Ernest II, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld was the head of the Lippe-Biesterfeld line of the House of Lippe. From 1897 until his death he was the regent of the Principality of Lippe.

Marriage[edit]

Friedrich married on 10 October 1882 at Triefenstein am Main to Princess Maria zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (1861–1941), daughter of Prince Wilhelm of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (1817–1887), and his wife, Olga Gräfin von Schönburg-Glauchau, daughter of Karl Heinrich Alban Graf und Herr von Schönburg-Forderglauchau and his wife Amalie Jenison von Walworth. The couple had three daughters:

  • Countess Adelheid Wilhelmine of Lippe-Biesterfeld (14 October 1884 – 9 March 1961), married in 1921 to Heinrich von Schönburg-Waldenburg (1863–1945)
  • Countess Olga Agnes of Lippe-Biesterfeld (9 December 1885 – 2 March 1973), married in 1921 to Conrad of Erbach-Erbach (1881–1940)
  • Countess Marie Elisabeth of Lippe-Biesterfeld (21 Juni 1890 – 27 November 1974), married in 1920 to Carl zu Isenburg und Büdingen in Büdingen (1875–1941)

Death[edit]

Count Friedrich lived only forty years. Did not hold any important political functions. He died in 1892. He gained the title of Graf zur Lippe-Biesterfeld.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Darryl Lundy (23 February 2003). "Friedrich Graf zur Lippe-Biesterfeld". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2010-08-19.  External link in |publisher= (help)