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Alexis

Alexis

Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt
Alexis
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Intro Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt
A.K.A. Alexis Fürst zu Bentheim und Steinfurt
Was Politician
From Germany
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 17 November 1845, Steinfurt, Germany
Death 21 January 1919, Steinfurt, Germany (aged 73 years)
Star sign ScorpioScorpio
Family
Mother: Berthe Prinzessin von Hessen-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
Father: Ludwig Wilhelm, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt
Spouse: Princess Pauline of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Children: Viktor Adolf, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt Eberwyn Prinz zu Bentheim und SteinfurtKarl Georg Prinz zu Bentheim und SteinfurtElisabeth Prinzessin zu Bentheim und SteinfurtViktoria Prinzessin zu Bentheim und SteinfurtEmma Prinzessin zu Bentheim und SteinfurtAlexis Rainer Prinz zu Bentheim und SteinfurtFriedrich Prinz zu Bentheim und Steinfurt
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Biography

Alexis Carl Ernst Louis Ferdinand Eugen Bernhard, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt (German: Alexis Carl Ernst Louis Ferdinand Eugen Bernhard Fürst zu Bentheim und Steinfurt; 17 November 1845 – 21 January 1919) was a Lieutenant General, statesman, and the Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt from 28 September 1890 to 21 January 1919.

Biography

Early life

Alexis was born in Burgsteinfurt, Kingdom of Prussia on 17 November 1845 and was the fourth child and eldest son of Ludwig Wilhelm, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt (1812–1890) and his wife Landgravine Bertha of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld (1818–1888). Alexis was a brother of Adelheid, Landgravine Wilhelm of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld (1840–1880), Juliane, Landgravine Wilhelm of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld (1842–1878), Marie, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein (1843–1931), Prince Karl of Bentheim and Steinfurt (1848–1854), and Prince Georg of Bentheim and Steinfurt (1851–1939).

Education and military career

Alexis attended high school in Burgsteinfurt and attended university at the University of Bonn, where he was a member of the Corps Borussia Bonn. In 1866, Alexis was a Lieutenant in the Hanoverian Guards Hussars Regiment and in 1868, he was transferred to the Hussars Regiment No. 7. In 1873, he advanced to First Lieutenant and then to Rittmeister in the Regiment der Gardes du Corps in 1875. In 1884, Alexis advanced to Major à la suite in the Army. In 1892 Alexis was made Lieutenant Colonel, then Colonel in 1895, and Major General in 1899. In 1902, he was awarded the uniform of the Regiment der Garde du Corps Lieutenant General.

Political career

Alexis succeeded his father Ludwig Wilhelm to the headship of the Princely House of Bentheim and Steinfurt. As such, he became a hereditary member of the Prussian House of Lords and the Württembergian Chamber of Lords.

Marriage and issue

Alexis married Princess Pauline of Waldeck and Pyrmont, second child and daughter of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and his first wife Princess Helena of Nassau, on 7 May 1881 in Arolsen, Principality of Waldeck and Pyrmont. Alexis and Pauline had eight children:

  • Prince Eberwyn of Bentheim and Steinfurt (10 April 1882 – 31 July 1949)
∞ 1906–1914 Pauline Langenfeld (1884–1970)
∞ 1918–1919 Ellen Bischoff-Korthaus (1894–1936)
∞ 1920 Anne-Louise Husser (1891–1951)
  • Viktor Adolf, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt (18 July 1883 – 4 June 1961)
∞ 1920 Princess Stephanie of Schaumburg-Lippe (1899–1925), daughter of Princess Louise of Denmark.
∞ 1931 Princess Rosa Helene of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1901–1963)
  • Prince Karl Georg of Bentheim and Steinfurt (10 December 1884 – 14 February 1951)
∞ 1914 Princess Margarete of Schönaich-Carolath (1888–1980)
  • Princess Elisabeth of Bentheim and Steinfurt (12 July 1886 – 8 May 1959)
  • Princess Viktoria of Bentheim and Steinfurt (18 August 1887 – 30 January 1961)
  • Princess Emma of Bentheim and Steinfurt (19 February 1889 – 25 April 1905)
  • Prince Alexis Rainer of Bentheim and Steinfurt (16 December 1891 – 30 June 1923)
  • Prince Friedrich of Bentheim and Steinfurt (27 May 1894 – 17 May 1981)
∞ 1934 Louise von Gülich (1893-1949)

Ancestry

16. Charles Paul Ernest, Count of Bentheim-Steinfurt
16. Charles Paul Ernest, Count of Bentheim-Steinfurt
8. Louis William Geldricus Ernest, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt
17. Princess Charlotte of Nassau-Siegen
4. Alexius, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt
18. Frederick, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
9. Princess Juliane Wilhelmine of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
19. Princess Henriette Auguste of Lippe-Detmold
2. Ludwig Wilhelm, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt
20. Ferdinand, Prince of Solms-Braunfels
10. Wilhelm, Prince of Solms-Braunfels
21. Countess Sophie of Solms-Laubach
5. Princess Wilhelmine of Solms-Braunfels
22. Karl, Count of Salm-Grumbach
11. Countess Auguste Franziska of Salm-Grumbach
23. Princess Elisabeth Christiane of Leiningen
1. Alexis, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt
24. William, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
12. Adolph, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
25. Princess Charlotte Wilhelmine of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
6. Charles, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
26. Anton Ulrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
13. Princess Luise of Saxe-Meiningen
27. Princess Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Philippsthal
3. Landgravine Bertha of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
28. Heinrich August, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen
14. Friedrich Ludwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen
29. Princess Wilhelmine Eleonore of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Öhringen
7. Princess Auguste of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen
30. Julius Gerbhard, Count von Hoym auf Droyssig
15. Countess Marianne Amalie of Hoym
31. Christiane Charlotte von Dieskau
16. Charles Paul Ernest, Count of Bentheim-Steinfurt
8. Louis William Geldricus Ernest, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt
17. Princess Charlotte of Nassau-Siegen
4. Alexius, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt
18. Frederick, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
9. Princess Juliane Wilhelmine of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
19. Princess Henriette Auguste of Lippe-Detmold
2. Ludwig Wilhelm, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt
20. Ferdinand, Prince of Solms-Braunfels
10. Wilhelm, Prince of Solms-Braunfels
21. Countess Sophie of Solms-Laubach
5. Princess Wilhelmine of Solms-Braunfels
22. Karl, Count of Salm-Grumbach
11. Countess Auguste Franziska of Salm-Grumbach
23. Princess Elisabeth Christiane of Leiningen
1. Alexis, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt
24. William, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
12. Adolph, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
25. Princess Charlotte Wilhelmine of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
6. Charles, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
26. Anton Ulrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
13. Princess Luise of Saxe-Meiningen
27. Princess Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Philippsthal
3. Landgravine Bertha of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
28. Heinrich August, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen
14. Friedrich Ludwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen
29. Princess Wilhelmine Eleonore of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Öhringen
7. Princess Auguste of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen
30. Julius Gerbhard, Count von Hoym auf Droyssig
15. Countess Marianne Amalie of Hoym
31. Christiane Charlotte von Dieskau
8. Louis William Geldricus Ernest, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt
17. Princess Charlotte of Nassau-Siegen
4. Alexius, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt
18. Frederick, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
9. Princess Juliane Wilhelmine of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
19. Princess Henriette Auguste of Lippe-Detmold
2. Ludwig Wilhelm, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt
20. Ferdinand, Prince of Solms-Braunfels
10. Wilhelm, Prince of Solms-Braunfels
21. Countess Sophie of Solms-Laubach
5. Princess Wilhelmine of Solms-Braunfels
22. Karl, Count of Salm-Grumbach
11. Countess Auguste Franziska of Salm-Grumbach
23. Princess Elisabeth Christiane of Leiningen
1. Alexis, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt
24. William, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
12. Adolph, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
25. Princess Charlotte Wilhelmine of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
6. Charles, Landgrave of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
26. Anton Ulrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
13. Princess Luise of Saxe-Meiningen
27. Princess Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Philippsthal
3. Landgravine Bertha of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld
28. Heinrich August, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen
14. Friedrich Ludwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen
29. Princess Wilhelmine Eleonore of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Öhringen
7. Princess Auguste of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen
30. Julius Gerbhard, Count von Hoym auf Droyssig
15. Countess Marianne Amalie of Hoym
31. Christiane Charlotte von Dieskau

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 17 November 1845 – 28 September 1890: His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt
  • 28 September 1890 – 21 January 1919: His Serene Highness The Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt

Honours

  • Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (1904)
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