Princess Ida of Schaumburg-Lippe

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Princess Ida
Princess Reuss of Greiz
1852 IdaSchaumburg-Lippe.jpg
Tenure 8 October 1872 – 28 September 1891
Born 28 July 1852
Bückeburg
Died 28 September 1891
Schleiz
Burial Waldhaus Mausoleum (until 1969)
Neuen Friedhof, Greiz (1969-1977)
Stadtkirche St. Marien, Greiz (1977-present)[1]
Spouse Heinrich XXII, Prince Reuss of Greiz
Issue Heinrich XXIV, Prince Reuss of Greiz
Princess Emma
Princess Marie
Caroline, Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Hermine, German Empress and Queen of Prussia
Princess Ida
Full name
German: Ida Mathilde Adelheid
House House of Schaumburg-Lippe (by birth)
House of Reuss (by marriage)
Father Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Mother Princess Hermine of Waldeck and Pyrmont

Princess Ida Matilda Adelaide of Schaumburg-Lippe (Bückeburg, 28 July 1852 – Schleiz, 28 September 1891) was the consort of Heinrich XXII, Prince Reuss of Greiz from 1872 until her death.[2] She was the mother of Hermine Reuss of Greiz, second wife of Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor.

Family and early life[edit]

She was a daughter of Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and his wife Princess Hermine of Waldeck and Pyrmont. Her siblings included Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and Prince Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe, husband of Princess Viktoria of Prussia.

Despite their high birth, Ida and her siblings were brought up very simply; one report said they "knew more about the kitchen than many women of lower degree".[3] Ida was also well educated, and was able to hold her own in discussions about philosophy and science with the learned men in her principality.[3]

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 8 October 1872, Ida married Heinrich XXII, the reigning sovereign Prince of Reuss since he came of age in 1867.[2][4][5] Consequently, Ida became his consort as was subsequently referred to as Her Serene Highness The Princess Reuss of Greiz.

They had the following children:

Death[edit]

Ida died on 28 September 1891, the same year as the Viennese diplomatic incident, at the age of 39 at Schleiz.[2][3] She died well-beloved, one of the few members of a royal family in Germany to enjoy such popularity.[3]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 28 July 1852 – 8 October 1872: Her Serene Highness Princess Ida of Schaumburg-Lippe[2]
  • 8 October 1872 – 28 September 1891: Her Serene Highness The Princess Reuss of Greiz

Ancestry[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philipp II, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georg Wilhelm, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Landgravine Juliane of Hesse-Philippsthal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
George I, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (= 12)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Princess Auguste of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (= 13)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Princess Ida of Schaumburg-Lippe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
George I, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (= 10)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Princess Auguste of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (= 11)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Princess Hermine of Waldeck and Pyrmont
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Victor II, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Princess Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Princess Amelie of Nassau-Weilburg
 
 
 
 
 
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SCHAUMBURG-LIPPE". Royalty Guide. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage: Ida Mathilde Adelheid Prinzessin zu Schaumburg-Lippe". Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Personals", The Independent, Berlin, 17 December 1891 
  4. ^ Martin, p. 173.
  5. ^ New York Evening Express, p. 184.

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