Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
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Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe

Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe

Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
A.K.A. Adolf I. Georg zu Schaumburg-Lippe
Occupations Prince
Type Royals
Gender male
Birth 1 August 1817 (Bückeburg)
Death 8 May 1893 (Bückeburg)
Mother: Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Father: George WilliamPrince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Spouse: Princess Hermine of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Children: Princess Ida of Schaumburg-LippePrince Adolf of Schaumburg-LippeGeorgPrince of Schaumburg-Lippe
The details

Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (1 August 1817 – 8 May 1893) was a ruler of the Principality of Schaumburg-Lippe.


He was born in Bückeburg to Georg Wilhelm, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1796–1869).

He succeeded as Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe following the death of his father, Prince Georg Wilhelm on the 21 November 1860. In 1866, Schaumburg-Lippe signed a military treaty with Prussia, and in 1867 entered a military union, where Schaumburgers served in the Prussian military. Also in 1867, Schaumburg-Lippe became a member of the North German Confederation, and later in 1871 became a member state of the German Empire on its founding. He died at Bückeburg and was succeeded by his son Georg

Marriage and children

On 25 October 1844 at Arolsen, Adolf was married to his cousin, Princess Hermine of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1827–1910), a daughter of George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont. His mother was a sister of her father. The couple had eight children:

  • Princess Hermine of Schaumburg-Lippe (1845–1930); married Duke Maximilian of Württemberg, only son of Duke Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg.
  • Prince Georg of Schaumburg-Lippe (1846–1911); succeeded his father as Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe; married Princess Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg.
  • Prince Hermann of Schaumburg-Lippe (1848–1928).
  • Princess Emma of Schaumburg-Lippe (1850–1855).
  • Princess Ida of Schaumburg-Lippe (1852–1891); married Heinrich XXII, Prince Reuss of Greiz.
  • Prince Otto Heinrich of Schaumburg-Lippe (1854–1935); married Anna von Koppen.
  • Prince Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe (1859–1917); married Princess Viktoria of Prussia, daughter of Frederick III, German Emperor and Victoria, Princess Royal, eldest daughter of Queen Victoria.
  • Princess Emma of Schaumburg-Lippe (1865–1868).


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