Julius, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld

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Julius
Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Spouse Countess Adelheid of Castell-Castell
Issue Count Ernest
Emilie, Princess of Salm-Horstmar
Ernest II, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Count Adalbert
Countess Mathilde
Prince Leopold
Count Kasimir
Count Oscar
Countess Johanna
Count Friedrich
Countess Elisabeth
Prince Rudolf
Prince Friedrich Wilhelm
Count Friedrich Karl
Full name
German: Julius Peter Hermann August
House House of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Father Ernest I, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Mother Modeste von Unruh
Born (1812-04-02)2 April 1812
Oberkassel, Kingdom of Prussia
Died 17 May 1884(1884-05-17) (aged 72)
Baden-Baden, Grand Duchy of Baden

Julius, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld (German: Julius Peter Hermann August Graf und Edler Herr zur Lippe-Biesterfeld; 2 April 1812 – 17 May 1884) was Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld from 1840 to 1884 and father of Ernest II, regent of the Principality of Lippe. He is an ancestor of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.

Early life[edit]

Julius was born at Oberkassel, Kingdom of Prussia, (now in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany) fifth child and second son of Ernest I, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1777–1840), (son of Karl, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld and Countess Ferdinande of Bentheim-Tecklenburg-Rheda) and his wife, Modeste von Unruh (1781–1854), (daughter of Karl Philipp von Unruh and Elisabeth Henriette Dorothea von Kameke).

Marriage[edit]

Julius married in 30 April 1839 at Castell to Countess Adelheid Clotilde Auguste of Castell-Castell (1818–1900), daughter of Friedrich, Count of Castell-Castell, and his wife, Princess Emilie of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, daughter of Karl Ludwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

They had fourteen children:

  • Count Ernest of Lippe-Biesterfeld (20 March 1840 – 28 March 1840);
  • Countess Emilie of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1 February 1841 – 11 February 1892), married in 1864 to Otto I, Prince of Salm-Horstmar, had issue;
  • Ernest II, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld (9 June 1842 – 26 September 1904), married in 1869 to Countess Karoline of Wartensleben, had issue;
  • Count Adalbert of Lippe-Biesterfeld (15 October 1843 – 2 December 1890);
  • Countess Mathilde of Lippe-Biesterfeld (7 December 1844 – 10 January 1890);
  • Prince Leopold of Lippe (12 May 1846 – 28 January 1908);
  • Count Kasimir of Lippe-Biesterfeld (5 October 1847 – 16 February 1880);
  • Count Oscar of Lippe-Biesterfeld (18 December 1848 – 17 January 1849);
  • Countess Johanna of Lippe-Biesterfeld (6 March 1851 – 31 January 1859);
  • Friedrich Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld (10 May 1852 – 15 August 1892), married in 1882 to Princess Marie of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, had issue;
  • Countess Elisabeth of Lippe-Biesterfeld (25 September 1853 – 24 January 1859);
  • Prince Rudolf of Lippe (27 April 1856 – 21 June 1931), married in 1889 to Princess Louise of Ardeck, had issue;
  • Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Lippe (16 July 1858 – 6 August 1914), married in 1895 to Countess Gisela of Ysenburg and Büdingen in Meerholz (granddaughter of Ernst Casimir II, 2nd Prince of Ysenburg and Büdingen), had issue (among which was Princess Calixta of Lippe);
  • Count Friedrich Karl of Lippe-Biesterfeld (19 June 1861 – 1 April 1901).

Ancestry[edit]

Notes and sources[edit]

Julius, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Cadet branch of the House of Lippe
Born: 2 April 1812 Died: 17 May 1884
German nobility
Preceded by
Ernest I
Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld
1840-1884
Succeeded by
Ernest II