Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe

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Georg
Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Georg (Schaumburg-Lippe).jpg
Born (1846-10-10)10 October 1846
Schloss Bückeburg, Bückeburg, Schaumburg-Lippe
Died 29 April 1911(1911-04-29) (aged 64)
Spouse Princess Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg
House House of Lippe
Father Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Mother Princess Hermine of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (10 October 1846 – 29 April 1911) was a ruler of the small Principality of Schaumburg-Lippe.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Bückeburg to Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and Princess Hermine of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1827–1910).

He succeeded as Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe on the death of his father on the 8 May 1893 and reigned until his death on the 29 April 1911 at Bückeburg and was succeeded by his son who became Adolf II.

Family[edit]

Georg was married on the 16 April 1882 at Altenburg to Princess Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg, a daughter of Prince Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg.

They had nine children:

Silver wedding anniversary[edit]

On the occasion of their silver wedding anniversary in 1907, Emperor Wilhelm II presented to Georg and Marie Anne the family ancestral seat, Schaumburg Castle.[1] The castle had been controlled by the Hohenzollerns ever since Georg's grandfather sided with the Austrians in the 1866 Austro-Prussian War.[1] The gift was also meant to be in recognition of Georg's support in the dispute over the succession to the Lippe-Detmold throne.[1]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kaiser Rewards Prince", The New York Times, 21 April 1907 

External links[edit]

Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Born: 10 October 1846 Died: 29 April 1911
German royalty
Preceded by
Adolf I
Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
1893–1911
Succeeded by
Adolf II