Philipp Ernst, 8th Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst

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Philipp Ernst, 8th Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (b. Schillingsfürst, 5 June 1853 - d. Bad Reichenhall, 26 December 1915).


He was the eldest son of Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst in Schillingsfürst and his wife, Princess Marie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn. He married on January 10, 1882 in Vienna to Princess Chariclée Ypsilanti (b. Paris, 8 October 1863 - d. Schillingsfürst, 22 June 1912). Although some sources established they did not have any children,[1] in fact the marriage produced two daughters, both died in infancy:[2]

  • Stephanie (b. and d. Schillingsfürst, 23 September 1882).
  • Maria (b. Podiebrady, 7 August 1886 - d. Podiebrady, 19 January 1897).

After her death he married morganatically in Edinburgh on 6 August 1913 with the actress Henriette Gindra (b. Vienna, 7 October 1884 - d. Innsbruck, 15 May 1952). She was created Frau von Hellberg on July 10, 1914.[3][4] She was 31 years younger than him. This union produced one son:

  • Alexander von Hellberg (b. Munich, 19 March 1914 - killed in battle, Givors, 24 August 1944), married in Munich on 27 February 1937 to Helga Lüth.

He died on December 26, 1915 in Bad Reichenhall whitout dynastic male heirs; for this, his brother Maurice became in the next Head of the family and Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst.


  1. ^ Axel von Schwering (1915). The Berlin court under William II. His heir, Prince Philip Ernest, was married to a lovely Greek, the Princess Ypsilanti, but she died without issue, ... 
  2. ^ Complete Genealogy of the House of Hohenlohe (retrieved 16 June 2014).
  3. ^ Transatlantic, Marconi (January 24, 1914). "Prince Weds An Actress. Hohenlohe, Kin To The Kaiser, Wants His Bride Ennobled". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-07-13. Prince Philip von Hohenlohe-Schillingsfurst, a kinsman of the Kaiser, has married an actress, the 28-year-old daughter of a Vienna tradesman. ... 
  4. ^ Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (1907). Memoirs. 
Philipp Ernst, 8th Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst
Cadet branch of the House of Hohenlohe
Born: 5 June 1853 Died: 26 December 1915
German nobility
Preceded by
Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst
6 July 1901 – 26 December 1915
Succeeded by