Wolrad, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe

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Ernst Wolrad
Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Ernst Wolrad, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Born (1887-04-19)19 April 1887
Stadthagen, Schaumburg-Lippe
Died 15 June 1962(1962-06-15) (aged 75)
Spouse Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe
Issue Georg-Wilhelm, Hereditary Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Philipp-Ernst, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Prince Konstantin
Princess Viktoria Luise
Full name
Ernst Wolrad
House Schaumburg-Lippe
Father Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Mother Princess Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg

Ernst Wolrad, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (19 April 1887 – 15 June 1962) was a head of the Princely House of Schaumburg-Lippe.


He was born at Stadthagen, the fourth son of Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and his wife, Princess Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg (1864–1918). He succeeded his brother Prince Adolf II as head of the Princely House following his death in a plane crash in Mexico on 26 March 1936. Following his death at Hanover, he was succeeded as head of the Princely House by his second son, Philipp-Ernst.

Marriage and children[edit]

He was married at Simbach am Inn in April 1925 to his second cousin, Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe (1903–1983), only daughter of Prince Albert of Schaumburg-Lippe and Duchess Elsa of Württemberg. They had four children:

  • Adolf Friedrich Georg-Wilhelm Wolrad Hans-Werner, Hereditary Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (1926–1945)
  • Friedrich August Philipp-Ernst Wolrad, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (1928–2003)
  • Prince Konstantin Karl-Eduard Ernst-August Stephan Alexander of Schaumburg-Lippe (1930-2008)
  • Princess Elsa Viktoria Luise Marie Barbara Elisabeth Bathildis Wera of Schaumburg-Lippe (born 1945)


Georg Wilhelm, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Princess Hermine of Waldeck-Pyrmont
Princess Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
Wolrad, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg
Prince Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg
Marie Luise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Princess Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg
Bernhard II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Princess Augusta of Saxe-Meiningen
Princess Marie Frederica of Hesse-Kassel

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Wolrad, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Born: 19 April 1887 Died: 15 June 1962
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Prince Adolf II
Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Succeeded by
Prince Philipp-Ernst