Princess Elise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

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Princess Elise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Princess Reuss Younger Line
Princess Elise of Hohenlohe Langenburg (1864-1929), Princess of Reuss.jpg
Born(1864-09-04)4 September 1864
Langenburg, Kingdom of Württemberg Germany
Died18 March 1929(1929-03-18) (aged 64)
Gera, Reuss Younger Line Germany
SpouseHeinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line
IssuePrincess Viktoria
Princess Luise Adelheid
Prince Heinrich XL
Prince Heinrich XLIII
Heinrich XLV, Hereditary Prince Reuss Younger Line
FatherHermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
MotherPrincess Leopoldine of Baden

Princess Elise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (German: Prinzessin Elise Victoria Feodora Sophie Adelheid zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg; 4 September 1864 - 18 March 1929) was Princess Reuss Younger Line as the wife of Heinrich XXVII. She was the eldest daughter of Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his wife Princess Leopoldine of Baden.

Biography[edit]

Elise was born in Langenburg as the second child and first daughter of Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his wife Princess Leopoldine of Baden, daughter of Prince William of Baden. She was a grand-niece of Queen Victoria, as Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, who was also the mother of Queen Victoria, had been previously married to Emich Carl, 2nd Prince of Leiningen with whom she had two children, one of whom was Elise's paternal grandmother.

Elise had one elder brother Ernst who, at their father death, succeeded to the title of 7th Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg), and one younger sister Princess Feodora, who in 1894, married Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen.

Marriage[edit]

On 11 November 1884, Elise married in Langenburg, Heinrich XXVII, Prince Reuss Younger Line eldest child of Heinrich XIV, Prince Reuss Younger Line (1832–1913) and his wife, Duchess Agnes of Württemberg (1835–1886). They had five children:

Princess Elise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg with her children.

In 1913, Henry became the reigning Prince Reuss Younger Line, Elise becoming Princess consort. Prince Heinrich XXVII abdicated in 1918 after the German Revolution of 1918–19, when all German monarchies were abolished.

After the death of Heinrich XXIV, Prince Reuss Elder Line in 1927, the titles passed to Heinrich XXVII and became Prince Reuss.

Elise died on March 18, 1929, surviving to her spouse by six months.

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