Prince Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe (1898–1974)

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Prince Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe

Prince Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe (German: Christian zu Schaumburg-Lippe; 20 February 1898 – 13 July 1974) was a German prince and head of the Náchod branch of the princely house of Schaumburg-Lippe.

He was born in Ödenburg, Hungary, the only son and second child of Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe (1868–1945) and his first wife Princess Louise of Denmark, younger sister of King Christian X of Denmark.

Marriage and issue[edit]

In 1927, his engagement to Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, a daughter of Constantine I of Greece was announced.[1] Nothing ever came of these plans, however. She later married Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta.

On 9 September 1937, he married his cousin, Princess Feodora, daughter of Prince Harald of Denmark, a younger brother of King Christian X and Princess Louise, at Fredensborg Palace, Zealand, Denmark;[2][3][4] they had four children.

He died at Bückeburg, a year before his wife. His four children live in Germany and Denmark.



  1. ^ "Princess Irene of Greece Tells Engagement To Prince Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe". The New York Times. 13 October 1927. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
  2. ^ "King Approves Troth of Danish Princess; He Receives Feodora and Her Fiance, Prince Christian of Schaumburg-Lippe". The New York Times. 13 May 1937. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Princess Feodora Bride; Niece of King of Denmark Wed to Cousin, Prince Christian". The New York Times. 10 September 1937. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  4. ^ "About People". The Age. 11 September 1937. p. 14. Retrieved 18 March 2013.