Prince Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe

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Prince Frederick
Prince Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe
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Prince Frederick in 1894
Born (1868-01-30)30 January 1868
Ratiboritz Castle, Kingdom of Bohemia
Died 12 December 1945(1945-12-12) (aged 77)
Kudowa-Zdrój, Silesia
Spouse Princess Louise of Denmark
Princess Antoinette of Anhalt
Issue Marie Louise, Princess Friedrich Sigismund of Prussia
Prince Christian
Stephanie, Princess of Bentheim and Steinfurt
Prince Leopold
Prince William
Full name
German: Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Bruno
House House of Lippe
Father Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe
Mother Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau

Prince Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe (German: Prinz Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Bruno zu Schaumburg-Lippe; 30 January 1868 – 12 December 1945) was a German prince and head of the Náchod branch of the princely house of Schaumburg-Lippe.

He was a son of Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe, by his wife Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau.

Early life[edit]

Frederick was born at Ratiboritz Castle, Kingdom of Bohemia (now Ratibořice, Czech Republic), the third child and second son of Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe (1834–1906), (son of George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont) and his wife, Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau (1837–1902), (daughter of Prince Frederick Augustus of Anhalt-Dessau and Princess Marie Luise Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel).

First Marriage[edit]

Frederick married first on 5 May 1896 at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen to Princess Louise of Denmark, daughter of Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark, and his wife, Princess Louise of Sweden.

The marriage was an unhappy one and Princess Louise spent much time visiting her family, staying for 2 to 3 months at a time. Her father also came and visited with her each year.

Princess Louise died at Ratiboritz Castle on 4 April 1906.[1] The official cause of death of Princess Louise was "cerebral inflammation" caused by meningitis, after weeks of being ill. It is rumoured she attempted to drown herself in the castle lake on her husband's estate, Ratiboritz, and caught a chill in the attempt, eventually leading to her death. Frederick and Louise had three children:

Second marriage[edit]

Frederick married a second time on 26 May 1909 at Dessau to Princess Antoinette of Anhalt, daughter of Leopold, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt and his wife, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse-Kassel. Frederick and Antoinette had two sons:

  • Prince Leopold Friedrich Alexander Wilhelm Eduard of Schaumburg-Lippe (21 February 1910 - 25 January 2006)
  • Prince Wilhelm Friedrich Karl Adolf Leopold Hilderich of Schaumburg-Lippe (24 August 1912 - 4 March 1938)

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 30 January 1868 – 12 December 1945: His Serene Highness Prince Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe

Ancestry and descent[edit]