Prince Adalbert of Prussia (1884–1948)

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For the earlier prince, see Prince Adalbert of Prussia (1811–1873).
Prince Adalbert
Prince Adalbert of Prussia
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Born (1884-07-14)14 July 1884
Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Prussia
Died 22 September 1948(1948-09-22) (aged 64)
La Tour de Peilz, Vaud, Switzerland
Burial Vassin Cemetery, La Tour de Peilz, Vaud, Switzerland
Spouse Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
Issue Princess Victoria Marina
Prince Wilhem Victor
Full name
Adalbert Ferdinand Berengar Viktor
House Hohenzollern
Father Wilhelm II, German Emperor
Mother Princess Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein
Prussian royalty
House of Hohenzollern
Wappen Deutsches Reich - Reichsadler 1889.svg
Wilhelm II
Children
Crown Prince Wilhelm
Prince Eitel Friedrich
Prince Adalbert
Prince August Wilhelm
Prince Oskar
Prince Joachim
Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick

Prince Adalbert of Prussia (Adalbert Ferdinand Berengar Viktor; 14 July 1884, in Potsdam, Germany – 22 September 1948, in La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland) was the third son of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany by his first wife, Princess Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein.

Marriage and Issue[edit]

He married Princess Adelheid "Adi" of Saxe-Meiningen (16 August 1891 – 25 April 1971) on 3 August 1914 in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and had the following issue:

  • Princess Victoria Marina, stillborn daughter (4 September 1915)
  • Princess Victoria Marina of Prussia (11 September 1917 at Kiel – 21 January 1981 at Taos, New Mexico) who married an American lawyer, Kirby Patterson, and had the following issue:
  • Prince Wilhem Victor (15 February 1919 Kiel – 7 February 1989) who married at Donaueschingen 20 July 1944 Marie Antoinette, Countess of Hoyos (Hohenthurm, 27 June 1920 – Marbella 1 March 2004), and had the following issue:
    • Princess Marie Louise Marina Franziska (born Konstanz 18 September 1945), who wed at Donaueschingen 22 May 1971 Count Rudolf von Schönburg-Glauchau (born 25 September 1932, Wechselburg); had the following issue:
      • Sophie Anastasia Wilhelmine Marie Antionette Gräfin von Schönburg-Glauchau (b. 17 May 1979 at Malaga, Spain).
      • Friedrich Wilhelm Simeon Dionysius Joachim Rudolf Maria Adelbert Graf von Schönburg-Glauchau (b. 27 April 1985 at Malaga, Spain).
    • Prince Adalbert Alexander Friedrich Joachim Christian (born Konstanz 4 March 1948), who married at Glentorf 14 June 1981 Eva Maria Kudicke (born Shahi, Iran 30 June 1951); had the following issue:
      • Alexander Markus Wilhelm-Victor Prinz von Preußen (b. 3 October 1984 at Munich, Germany)
      • Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Johannes Prinz von Preußen (b. 3 July 1986 at Munich, Germany)
      • Philipp Heinrich Adalbert Günther Prinz von Preußen (b. 3 July 1986 at Munich, Germany)

Kaiserliche Marine[edit]

  • Leutnant zur See (Ensign / Acting Sub-Lieutenant)
  • Oberleutnant zur See (Lieutenant, Junior Grade / Sub-Lieutenant), before 1905 through at least 1908
  • Kapitänleutnant (Lieutenant) on staff in SMS Kaiser, 1914
  • Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander) in command of SMS Danzig, 1917
  • Fregattenkapitän (Commander) in command of SMS Dresden 1918.

Regimental Commissions[1][edit]

  • Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant) à la suite 1. Garderegiment zu Fuß (1st Regiment of Foot Guards), Potsdam, 1894
  • à la suite, Grenadierregiment König Friedrich der Große (3. Ostpreussisches) Nr. 4
  • à la suite, 1. Gardegrenadierlanwehrregiment (1st Reserve Regiment of Grenadier Guards)

Chivalric Orders[1][edit]

Military Decorations[edit]

  • Gold and silver Imtiyaz Medals (Privilege, Ottoman Empire)
  • Gold Liakat Medal (Merit, Ottoman Empire) - 21 October 1901 - during the visit to Istanbul of SMS Charlotte, where he served[2]
  • Iron Cross of 1914, 1st and 2nd class, Imperial Germany / Kingdom of Prussia

Ancestry[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Schench, G. Handbuch über den Königlich Preuβischen Hof und Staat fur das Jahr 1908. Berlin, Prussia, 1907.
  2. ^ a b "Court circular" The Times (London). Wednesday, 23 October 1901. (36593), p. 4.

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