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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Spouse Princess Adelheid of Saxe-Meiningen
Issue Princess Victoria Marina
Prince Wilhelm Viktor
Full name
Adalbert Ferdinand Berengar Viktor
House House of Hohenzollern
Father Emperor Wilhelm II
Mother Princess Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein
Born (1884-07-14)14 July 1884
Potsdam, Prussia
Died 22 September 1948(1948-09-22) (aged 64)
La Tour de Peilz, Vaud, Switzerland
Prussian Royalty
House of Hohenzollern
Wappen Deutsches Reich - Reichsadler 1889.svg
Wilhelm II
   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.


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 – 21 January 1981) who married an American lawyer, Kirby Patterson, and had issue
  • Prince Wilhem Victor (15 February 1919 – 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:

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



  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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