Princess Marie Melita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

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Princess Marie Melita
Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein
Tenure21 January 1934 – 10 February 1965
Born(1899-01-18)18 January 1899
Langenburg, Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire
Died8 November 1967(1967-11-08) (aged 68)
Munich, Bavaria, West Germany
IssueHans Albrecht, Hereditary Prince of Schleswig-Holstein
Prince Wilhelm Alfred
Peter, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
Princess Marie Alexandra, Mrs. Barton-Miller
Full name
German: Marie Melita Leopoldine Viktoria Feodora Alexandra Sophie
FatherErnst II, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
MotherPrincess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Princess Marie Melita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg[1][2] (German: Marie Melita Leopoldine Viktoria Feodora Alexandra Sophie; 18 January 1899, Langenburg, Württemberg – 8 November 1967, Munich, Germany[1][2]) was the Duchess consort of Schleswig-Holstein as the wife of Wilhelm Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein.[1][2] She was the eldest daughter of Ernst II, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his wife Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.[1][2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Marie Melita married her second cousin, Wilhelm Friedrich, Hereditary Prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, the only son of Friedrich Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and his wife Princess Karoline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg,[1][2] on 5 February 1916 at Coburg.[1][2] Wilhelm Friedrich and Marie Melita had four children:[1][2]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 18 January 1899 – 5 February 1916: Her Serene Highness Princess Marie Melita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
  • 5 February 1916 – 27 April 1931: Her Highness The Hereditary Princess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  • 27 April 1931 – 21 January 1934: Her Highness The Hereditary Princess of Schleswig-Holstein
  • 21 January 1934 – 10 February 1965: Her Highness The Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein
  • 10 February 1965 – 8 November 1967: Her Highness The Dowager Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein



  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (31 January 2004). "Marie Melita Prinzessin zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg". Retrieved 2 September 2008. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Paul Theroff. "SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2 September 2008.
Princess Marie Melita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Cadet branch of the House of Hohenlohe
Born: 23 August 1891 Died: 10 February 1965
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Karoline Mathilde of
Duchess consort of Schleswig-Holstein
21 January 1934–10 February 1965
Reason for succession failure:
Duchy annexed by Prussia in 1866
Succeeded by
Marie Alix of Schaumburg-Lippe