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Prince Adalbert of Prussia (1884–1948)

Prince Adalbert of Prussia (1884–1948)

Prince Adalbert of Prussia
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Prince Adalbert of Prussia
Countries Germany
Occupations Marineoffizier
Gender male
Birth July 7, 1884 (Potsdam)
Death September 22, 1948 (La Tour-de-Peilz)
Mother: Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein
Father: Wilhelm II
Siblings: WilhelmGerman Crown PrincePrince August Wilhelm of PrussiaPrince Joachim of PrussiaPrince Oskar of PrussiaPrince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia
Spouse: Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
Children: Prince Wilhelm Victor of Prussia
The details

Prince Adalbert of Prussia (Adalbert Ferdinand Berengar Viktor; 14 July 1884, in Potsdam, Germany – 22 September 1948, in La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland) was the third son of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany by his first wife, Princess Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein.

Marriage and Issue

He married Princess Adelheid "Adi" of Saxe-Meiningen (16 August 1891 – 25 April 1971) on 3 August 1914 in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and had the following issue:

  • Princess Victoria Marina, stillborn daughter (4 September 1915)
  • Princess Victoria Marina of Prussia (11 September 1917 at Kiel – 21 January 1981 at Taos, New Mexico) who married an American lawyer, Kirby Patterson, and had the following issue:
    • Berengar Orin Bernhard Kirby Patterson (21 August 1948 at Springfield, Missouri - 18 May 2011 at Duarte, California).
    • Marina Adelaide Emily Patterson (21 August 1948 Springfield, Missouri - 10 January 2011 at Downey, California); wed John William Engel (b. 22 September 1946) on 24 September 1982 at Las Vegas, Nevada; had the following issue:
      • William John Engel (b. 17 February 1983) at Downey, California
    • Dohna Maria Patterson (born 7 August 1954 at Springfield, Missouri); wed to Stephen Leroy Pearl (b. 15 August 1951) on 28 July 1974 at Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Prince Wilhelm Victor (15 February 1919 Kiel – 7 February 1989) who married at Donaueschingen 20 July 1944 Marie Antoinette, Countess of Hoyos (Hohenthurm, 27 June 1920 – Marbella 1 March 2004), and had the following issue:
    • Princess Marie Louise Marina Franziska (born Konstanz 18 September 1945), who wed at Donaueschingen 22 May 1971 Count Rudolf von Schönburg-Glauchau (born 25 September 1932, Wechselburg); had the following issue:
      • Sophie Anastasia Wilhelmine Marie Antionette Gräfin von Schönburg-Glauchau (b. 17 May 1979 at Málaga, Spain).
      • Friedrich Wilhelm Simeon Dionysius Joachim Rudolf Maria Adelbert Graf von Schönburg-Glauchau (b. 27 April 1985 at Málaga, Spain).
    • Prince Adalbert Alexander Friedrich Joachim Christian (born Konstanz 4 March 1948), who married at Glentorf 14 June 1981 Eva Maria Kudicke (born Shahi, Iran 30 June 1951); had the following issue:
      • Alexander Markus Wilhelm-Victor Prinz von Preußen (b. 3 October 1984 at Munich, Germany)
      • Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Johannes Prinz von Preußen (b. 3 July 1986 at Munich, Germany)
      • Philipp Heinrich Adalbert Günther Prinz von Preußen (b. 3 July 1986 at Munich, Germany)

Kaiserliche Marine

  • Leutnant zur See (Ensign / Acting Sub-Lieutenant)
  • Oberleutnant zur See (Lieutenant, Junior Grade / Sub-Lieutenant), before 1905 through at least 1908
  • Kapitänleutnant (Lieutenant) on staff in SMS Kaiser, 1914
  • Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander) in command of SMS Danzig, 1917
  • Fregattenkapitän (Commander) in command of SMS Dresden 1918.

Regimental Commissions

  • Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant) à la suite 1. Garderegiment zu Fuß (1st Regiment of Foot Guards), Potsdam, 1894
  • à la suite, Grenadierregiment König Friedrich der Große (3. Ostpreussisches) Nr. 4
  • à la suite, 1. Gardegrenadierlanwehrregiment (1st Reserve Regiment of Grenadier Guards)
  • Schench, G. Handbuch über den Königlich Preuβischen Hof und Staat fur das Jahr 1908. Berlin, Prussia, 1907.

Chivalric Orders

  • Knight, Order of the Black Eagle with Chain (Prussia)
  • Knight Grand Cross (with Crown), Order of the Red Eagle (Prussia)
  • Knight, First Class, Order of the Prussian Crown
  • Grand Commander, Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
  • Honour Cross, First Class, Princely House Order of Hohenzollern
  • Knight, First Class (with Crown in ore), House Order of the Wendish Crown (Grand Duchies of Mechlenburg)
  • Knight Grand Cross, Order of the White Falcon (Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach)
  • House Order of Fidelity (Baden)
  • Hanseatic Cross (Bremen)
  • Grand Cross of the Ludwig Order (Hesse)
  • Grand Cross with golden crown of the House and Merit Order of Peter Frederick Louis (Oldenburg)
  • Friedrich August Cross, 1st class
  • Order of the Rue Crown (Saxony)
  • Grand Cross of the Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order (Saxon Duchies)
  • Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown with Swords (Württemberg)
  • Knight, Order of the Most Holy Annunciation, Kingdom of Italy
  • Knight, First Class, Order of the Netherlands Lion (Netherlands)
  • Knight Grand Cross, Royal Hungarian Order of Saint Stephen, Empire of Austria-Hungary
  • Knight Grand Cross, Order of Tower and Sword, Portugal
  • Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Romanian Crown, Kingdom of Romania
  • Knight, Order of Saint Andrew, the First Called, Imperial Russia
  • Knight, (star with diamonds) Nichan Iftikhar (Order of Glory, Ottoman Empire) - 21 October 1901 - during the visit to Istanbul of SMS Charlotte, where he served
  • Knight, First Class (Star with diamonds), Order of Osmanieh (Ottoman Empire)
  • Knight First Class, Order of the Brilliant Star of Zanzibar, Sultanate of Zanzibar (Tanzania)
  • "Court circular". The Times (36593). London. 23 October 1901. p. 4. 

Military Decorations

  • Gold and silver Imtiyaz Medals (Privilege, Ottoman Empire)
  • Gold Liakat Medal (Merit, Ottoman Empire) - 21 October 1901 - during the visit to Istanbul of SMS Charlotte, where he served
  • Iron Cross of 1914, 1st and 2nd class, Imperial Germany / Kingdom of Prussia


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