Princess Hilda of Luxembourg (1897–1979)

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Princess Hilda
Princess consort of Schwarzenberg
Princess Hilda of Luxemburg (1897 - 1979).jpg
Princess Hilda in 1918
Born(1897-02-15)15 February 1897
Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg
Died8 September 1979(1979-09-08) (aged 82)
Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg
Spouse
Full name
French: Hilda Sophie Marie Adélaïde Wilhelmine
HouseNassau-Weilburg
FatherWilliam IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
MotherInfanta Marie Anne of Portugal

Princess Hilda of Luxembourg[1][2] (French: Hilda Sophie Marie Adélaïde Wilhelmine de Nassau-Weilburg, Princesse de Luxembourg;[1][2] 15 February 1897, Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg[1][2] – 8 September 1979, Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg[1][2]) was a Princess of Luxembourg by birth and the Princess of Schwarzenberg by marriage.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Hilda was the third daughter[1][2] of William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and his wife, Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal.[1][2] Her two eldest sisters reigned as sovereign Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and titular Duchess of Nassau: Marie-Adélaïde and Charlotte.

Marriage[edit]

Princess Hilda married with Adolf, 10th Prince of Schwarzenberg (Frauenberg, 18 August 1890 – Bordighera, 27 February 1950) in Berg Castle on 29 October 1930. The couple shared a passion for agriculture, wildlife and botany and spent much of their time at their Stará Obora[permanent dead link] hunting lodge near Hluboká. They acquired Mpala Farm in Laikipia, Kenya, in 1933. Apart from bringing modern farming methods to the estate, Princess Hilda's husband built a hydroelectric power station there (some of the machinery was imported from his native Hluboká) and made exceptional improvements to his workers' living conditions. He inherited the family estates after his father's death in 1938. They did not have children.[1][2]

Titles[edit]

  • 15 February 1896 – 29 October 1930: Her Grand Ducal Highness Princess Hilda of Luxembourg.
  • 29 October 1930 – 8 September 1979: Her Grand Ducal Highness Princess Hilda of Luxembourg, Princess of Schwarzenberg

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Darryl Lundy (26 October 2008). "Sophie Caroline Marie Wilhelmine von Nassau-Weilburg, Princesse de Luxembourg". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-12-25.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Paul Theroff. "LUXEMBURG". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Archived from the original on April 28, 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-25.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Généalogie des rois et des princes de Jean-Charles Volkmann Edit. Jean-Paul Giserot (1998)
Princess Hilda of Luxembourg (1897–1979)
Cadet branch of the House of Nassau
Born: 15 February 1897 Died: 8 September 1979
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Charlotte
Heir to the crown of Luxembourg
1919–1921
Succeeded by
Jean