Princess Leopoldine of Baden

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Princess Leopoldine
Princess consort of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Leopoldine, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.jpg
Born(1837-02-22)22 February 1837
Karlsruhe
Died23 December 1903(1903-12-23) (aged 66)
Strasbourg
Burial
SpouseHermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
IssueErnst II, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Princess Elise Victoria Feodora Sophie Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Feodora, Princess of Leiningen
Full name
Leopoldine Wilhelmine Amalie Pauline Maximiliane
FatherPrince William of Baden
MotherDuchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Württemberg

Princess Leopoldine of Baden (Leopoldine Wilhelmine Amalie Pauline Maximiliane; 22 February 1837, Karlsruhe - 23 December 1903, Strasbourg) was a Princess of Baden by birth and Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg by marriage.

Life[edit]

Leopoldine was the fourth and youngest daughter of Prince William of Baden (1792-1859) and Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Württemberg (1802-1864), daughter of Duke Louis of Württemberg. Her paternal grandparents were Charles Frederick of Baden, the first Grand Duke of Baden, and his second wife, Baroness Louise Caroline Geyer of Geyersberg, Countess of Hochberg. She grew up in Karlsruhe, together with her two older sisters, Sophie (1834-1904) and Elizabeth (1835-1891).

Princess Leopoldine married on 24 September 1862 in Karlsruhe, Prince Hermann of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1832-1913), second son of Prince Ernst I of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Princess Feodora of Leiningen. They had three children:

Princess Leopoldine founded the Leopoldine Association. In Strasbourg, where her husband was appointed as the Governor of Alsace-Lorraine, she took mainly ceremonial duties. She died the day before Christmas Eve 1903, after a long illness. She was buried in the family cemetery in Langenburg.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 22 February 1837 – 24 September 1862: Her Grand Ducal Highness Princess Leopoldine of Baden
  • 24 September 1862 - 23 December 1903: Her Grand Ducal Highness The Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  • Annette Borchardt-Wenzel: Die Frauen am badischen Hof. Gefährtinnen der Großherzöge zwischen Liebe, Pflicht und Intrigen, Piper Verlag GmbH München, 2003, ISBN 3-492-23696-0
  • Paul Zinsmaier: Leopoldine Fürstin zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, in: Badische Biographien, vol. 6, edited by A. Krieger and R. Obser, Heidelberg, 1935, p. 785 ff