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Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen

Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen Prince of Leiningen

Prince of Leiningen
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Intro Prince of Leiningen
Was Businessperson Entrepreneur Politician
From Germany
Type Business Politics
Gender male
Birth 18 January 1866, Osborne House, United Kingdom
Death 18 July 1939, Mudau, Germany (aged 73 years)
Star sign CapricornCapricorn
Family
Mother: Princess Marie of Baden (1834–1899)
Father: Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen
Siblings: Alberta of Leiningen
Spouse: Feodora Viktoria Alberta
Children: Karl, Prince of LeiningenHermann zu Leiningen Viktoria Prinzessin zu LeiningenEmich Ernst Hermann Heinrich Maximilian Prinz zu LeiningenHesso Leopold Heinrich Prinz zu Leiningen
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Biography

Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen (German: Emich Eduard Carl Fürst zu Leiningen; 18 January 1866 – 18 July 1939) was the son of Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen. He was 5th Prince of Leiningen from 1904 to 1918, and afterwards titular Prince of Leiningen from 1918 until his death.

Early life

Emich was born at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, the second child and only son of Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen (1830–1904), (son of Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen and Countess Maria Klebelsberg) and his wife, Princess Marie Amelie of Baden (1834–1899), (daughter of Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden and Princess Sophie of Sweden). Through his mother he was descendant of Swedish monarchs, such as Gustav IV Adolf and Gustav III. His paternal grandfather, Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen, was the half-brother of Queen Victoria.

He was baptised at Osborne House on 10 February 1866 and his godparents were his paternal great-aunt, Princess Feodora of Leiningen, his maternal uncle Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden (represented by Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg) and his paternal uncle Prince Eduard of Leiningen (represented by Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha).

Marriage

Emich married on 12 July 1894 in Langenburg to Princess Feodore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1866–1932), youngest child of Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his wife, Princess Leopoldine of Baden.

They had five children:

  • Princess Viktoria of Leiningen (12 May 1895 – 9 February 1973) she married Count Maximilian of Solms-Rödelheim and Assenheim on 23 February 1922 and they were divorced in 1937. They have one son:
    • Count Markwart of Solms-Rödelheim and Assenheim (30 June 1925 – 28 September 1976)
  • Emich Ernst, Hereditary Prince of Leiningen (29 December 1896 - 21 March 1918) he died at the age of twenty-one during World War I.
  • Karl, 6th Prince of Leiningen (13 February 1898 – 2 August 1946) he married Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia on 24 November 1924. They have seven children, fifteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.
  • Prince Hermann of Leiningen (4 January 1901 – 29 March 1971) he married Countess Irina of Schönborn-Wiesentheid on 21 December 1938.
  • Prince Hesso of Leiningen (23 July 1903 – 19 June 1967) he married Countess Marie-Luise of Nesselrode on 12 July 1933.

Prince of Leiningen

On the death of his father in 1904, Emich became the 5th Prince of Leiningen.

Titles, styles and honours

Titles and styles

  • 18 January 1866 – 5 April 1904: His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Leiningen
  • 5 April 1904 – 18 July 1939: His Serene Highness The Prince of Leiningen

Honours

  • Royal Victorian Order, Knight Grand Cross, 1898

Ancestry

8. Emich Carl, Prince of Leiningen
8. Emich Carl, Prince of Leiningen
4. Carl, Prince of Leiningen
9. Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
2. Ernst Leopold, Prince of Leiningen
10. Count Maximilian von Klebelsberg
5. Countess Marie von Klebelsberg
11. Maria Anna von Turba
1. Emich, Prince of Leiningen
12. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden
6. Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden
13. Luise Karoline Geyer von Geyersberg
3. Princess Marie of Baden
14. Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
7. Princess Sophie of Sweden
15. Princess Frederica of Baden
8. Emich Carl, Prince of Leiningen
4. Carl, Prince of Leiningen
9. Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
2. Ernst Leopold, Prince of Leiningen
10. Count Maximilian von Klebelsberg
5. Countess Marie von Klebelsberg
11. Maria Anna von Turba
1. Emich, Prince of Leiningen
12. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden
6. Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden
13. Luise Karoline Geyer von Geyersberg
3. Princess Marie of Baden
14. Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
7. Princess Sophie of Sweden
15. Princess Frederica of Baden
4. Carl, Prince of Leiningen
9. Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
2. Ernst Leopold, Prince of Leiningen
10. Count Maximilian von Klebelsberg
5. Countess Marie von Klebelsberg
11. Maria Anna von Turba
1. Emich, Prince of Leiningen
12. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden
6. Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden
13. Luise Karoline Geyer von Geyersberg
3. Princess Marie of Baden
14. Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
7. Princess Sophie of Sweden
15. Princess Frederica of Baden
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https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/27007/page/5599
http://thepeerage.com/p10438.htm#i104379
https://d-nb.info/gnd/139313176
http://isni.org/isni/0000000071248514
https://viaf.org/viaf/100595012
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/100595012
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