Prince Wilhelm Victor of Prussia

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Prince William Victor of Prussia
Born(1919-02-15)15 February 1919
Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Weimar Republic
Died7 February 1989(1989-02-07) (aged 69)
Donaueschingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, West Germany
Burial11 February 1989
SpouseCountess Marie Antoinette of Hoyos
IssuePrincess Marie Louise
Prince Adalbert Alexander
Full name
German: Wilhelm Viktor Ernst Freund Friedrich Georg Adalbert
HouseHohenzollern
FatherPrince Adalbert of Prussia
MotherPrincess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Prince Wilhelm Victor of Prussia (Wilhelm Viktor Ernst Freund Friedrich Georg Adalbert) (15 February 1919 – 7 February 1989)[1] was a German nobleman, soldier and diplomat.

Life[edit]

Prince Wilhelm Victor was a grandson of Emperor Wilhelm II and the youngest child of Prince Adalbert of Prussia (14 July 1884 – 22 September 1948)[2] and Princess Adelheid "Adi" of Saxe-Meiningen (16 August 1891 – 25 April 1971). His father, Prince Adalbert carried also the title "Graf Lingen". He forfeited his rights of succession as a result of his unequal marriage.

His sister, Princess Viktoria Marina married William Patterson.

House of Hohenzollern

Marriage[edit]

Prince Wilhelm Victor married at Donaueschingen 20 July 1944 Marie Antoinette, Countess of Hoyos [1] (Hohenthurm, 27 June 1920 – Marbella 1 March 2004), and had the following issue:

  • Princess Marie Louise Marina Franziska of Prussia (18 September 1945) she married Count Rudolf (Rudi) of Schönburg-Glauchau on 19 May 1971. They have two children:
    • Countess Sophie Anastasia Wilhelmine Marie Antoinette of Schönburg-Glauchau (17 May 1979) she married Carles Andreu Alacreu on 21 September 2013. They have two children:
      • Rudi Federico Nicolas Alacreu y Schönburg-Glauchau (12 September 2017)
      • Carlota Alacreu y Schönburg-Glauchau (6 May 2019)
    • Count Friedrich Wilhelm Simeon Dionysius Joachim Rudolf Maria Adelbert of Schönburg-Glauchau (27 April 1985)
  • 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 issue:
    • Prince Alexander of Prussia (3 October 1984)
    • Prince Christian of Prussia (3 July 1986)
    • Prince Philipp of Prussia (3 July 1986)

The Princess was born Countess Marie Antoinette, at Hohenthurm, 27 June 1920, daughter of Friedrich, Count Hoyos-Sprinzenstein, Baron zu Stichsenstein and Wilhelmine von Wuthenau of the Counts Hohenthurm.[3]

Prince Wilhelm Viktor died on 7 February 1989 at age 69.

Titles and styles[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage: Wilhelm-Victor Prinz von Preußen". Retrieved 15 November 2012.[unreliable source]
  2. ^ Marlene A. Eilers Koenig (2013-01-03). "Twins in the royal house of Prussia". Royal Musings. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  3. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage: Marie-Antoinette Gräfin von Hoyos". Retrieved 13 November 2008.[unreliable source]

External links[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987), page 155. Hereinafter cited as Queen Victoria's Descendants.
  • C. Arnold McNaughton, The Book of Kings: A Royal Genealogy, in 3 volumes (London, U.K.: Garnstone Press, 1973), volume 1, page 59. Hereinafter cited as The Book of King.
  • Karin Feuerstein-Praßer: Die Deutschen Kaiserinnen 1871-1918, Piper Verlag 2002.
  • John C. G. Röhl: The Kaiser and his court. Wilhelm II and the government of Germany. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1994.
  • John C. G. Röhl: Wilhelm II., C. H. Beck, München 1993–2008.