Richard, 4th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

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Richard
4th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Reign 1904 – 1918
Predecessor Albrecht, 3rd Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Successor Gustav Albrecht, 5th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Born (1882-05-27)27 May 1882
Berleburg
Died 25 April 1925(1925-04-25) (aged 42)
Hanau
Spouse Princess Madeleine of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg
Issue Gustav Albrecht, 5th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Christian Heinrich, 5th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein
Prince Ludwig Ferdinand
Father Albrecht, 3rd Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Mother Baroness Marie von Gemmingen-Hornberg

Richard, 4th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (German: Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg) of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg from 1904 to 1918.

Life[edit]

Prince Richard was born on 27 May 1882 at Berleburg, Germany.[1]

On 21 November 1902, at Langenzell, he married Princess Madeleine of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, daughter of Prince Alfred of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg and Countess Pauline von Reichenbach-Lessonitz.

His title was de-recognized by the Weimar and other German Republics after abolition of the German Empire in 1918 but lawfully retained henceforth as a surname.

He died as the result of a traffic accident in Hanau on 25 April 1925 at age 42.

Issue[edit]

References[edit]

Richard, 4th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Born: 1882 Died: 1925
Preceded by
Albrecht
Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
1904–1918
Monarchy abolished
Titles in pretence
Titles extant before
German Revolution of 1918–19
— TITULAR —
Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
1918 – 1925
Succeeded by
Gustav Albrecht