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George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont

George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont

German prince
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German prince
Gender male
Birth 14 January 1831 (Bad Arolsen, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Kassel Government Region, Hesse)
Death 12 May 1893 (Mariánské Lázně, Cheb District, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic)
Family
Mother: Princess Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
Father: George IIPrince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Spouse: Princess Helena of NassauPrincess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Children: Emma of Waldeck and PyrmontPrincess Helena of Waldeck and PyrmontPrincess Marie of Waldeck and PyrmontPrincess Pauline of Waldeck and PyrmontFriedrichPrince of Waldeck and PyrmontPrincess Elisabeth of Waldeck and PyrmontPrince Wolrad of Waldeck and PyrmontSophie van Waldeck-Pyrmont
The details
Biography

George Victor (14 January 1831 – 12 May 1893) was the 3rd sovereign Prince of the German state of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

He was born in Arolsen the son of George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and his wife Princess Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym. He succeeded as prince originally under the guardianship of his mother on 15 May 1845 following the death of his father.

He died of pneumonia in Marienbad, Bohemia and was succeeded by his eldest son Friedrich.

Family

George Victor was first married on 26 September 1853 in Wiesbaden to Princess Helena of Nassau, daughter of William, Duke of Nassau. They had seven children:

  • Princess Sophie (27 July 1854 – 5 August 1869); died of tuberculosis at fifteen.
  • Princess Pauline (19 October 1855 – 3 July 1925) married Alexis, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt.
  • Princess Marie (23 May 1857 – 30 April 1882) who married Prince William, later King William II of Württemberg.
  • Princess Emma (2 August 1858 – 20 March 1934) who married King William III of the Netherlands. The present Dutch royal family descends from this marriage.
  • Princess Helena (17 February 1861 – 1 September 1922) who married British Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany. Amongst her children was Charles Edward, last reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
  • Prince Friedrich (20 January 1865 – 26 May 1946), last reigning prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, married Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe
  • Princess Elisabeth (6 September 1873 – 23 November 1961) married Alexander, Prince of Erbach-Schönberg.

His second marriage took place in Luisenlund on 29 April 1891 to Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. From this marriage he had one son who was killed in action shortly after outbreak of the First World War.

  • Prince Wolrad (1892–1914)

Ancestry

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