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Prince Ferfried of Hohenzollern

Prince Ferfried of Hohenzollern German nobleman and former race car driver

German nobleman and former race car driver
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Intro German nobleman and former race car driver
A.K.A. Ferfried Maximilian Prinz von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Is Racecar driver
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 14 April 1943, Umkirch, Germany
Age: 77 years
Star sign AriesAries
Family
Mother: Princess Margarete Karola of Saxony
Father: Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern
Siblings: Princess Maria Adelgunde of Hohenzollern-SigmaringenFriedrich Wilhelm, Prince of HohenzollernFrançois Joseph de HohenzollernPrince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern
Children: Valerie-Alexandra Henriette Margarethe Prinzessin von Hohenzollern-SigmaringenStefanie Michaela Sigrid Birgitta Prinzessin von Hohenzollern-SigmaringenHenriette Annabelle Gabriele Adrienne von Hohenzollern-SigmaringenMoritz Johannes Axel Peter Meinrad von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Prince Ferfried of Hohenzollern
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Biography

Ferfried of Hohenzollern (German: Ferfried Maximilian Pius Meinrad Maria Hubert Michael Justinus Prinz von Hohenzollern) (born 14 April 1943) is a member of the princely House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and former champion race car driver.

Early life

Ferfried is the youngest child and fourth son of Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern and his wife Margarete Karola, daughter of the last Saxon king, Frederick Augustus III. The Swabian Hohenzollerns were elevated to princes in 1623 and ruled until 1849. Pope Pius XII was Ferfried's godfather.

Career

Ferfried of Hohenzollern in Brno, Czech Republic in May 1969

In 1971 Ferfried won the second 24-hour race at Nürburgring in Germany with a BMW 1600 Alpina. After 36 years of absence from active racing, he raced again for the private racing team Racing Strip.com live in 2007, again in a BMW.

Marriages and children

His first marriage, on 21 September 1968, was to Angela von Morgen (11 November 1942-11 January 2019), daughter of Ernst von Morgen and Countess Margarethe von Schlitz gen. von Görtz. They were divorced in 1973, having had two daughters:

  • Valerie Alexandra Henriette Margarethe (born 10 April 1969)
  • Stefanie Michaela Sigrid Birgitta (born 8 May 1971)

His second marriage, on 7 April 1977, was to Eliane Etter (born 4 May 1947), daughter of Dr. Hans Etter and Irmgard Zosso. They were divorced in 1987, having had two children:

  • Henriette Annabelle Gabriele Adrienne (born 26 March 1978)
  • Moritz Johannes Axel Peter Meinrad (born 5 May 1980)

In 1999 he married Maja Synke Meinert (born 8 October 1971). They were divorced in early March 2007.

Ferfried's three marriages were morganatic, although the first marriage to Angela von Morgen in 1968 (sister of Erika von Morgen, wife of Carl-Philip, Prince of Salm-Salm) was to a member of Germany's historical nobility, albeit untitled.

In the media

Beginning 8 May 2006 the reality programme Tatjana & Foffi – Cinderella Becomes A Princess was broadcast on television, focusing on Ferfried's former relationship with Tatjana Gsell. He appeared on TV Gusto’s Royal Dinner, co-hosting alongside Birte Karalus.

Auto racing results

1968

  • 24 March 1968, 4 h Monza (Italy; Div.2+3), Porsche 911, 2nd
  • 25 April 1968, 1000 km Monza, Porsche 911 T, DNF
  • 16 June 1968, Hockenheim Grand Touring (Germany), Porsche 911 T, 1st
  • 23 June 1968, Deutsche-Automobil-Rundstrecken-Meisterschaft Mainz-Finthen (Germany), Porsche 911 T, 1st
  • 7 July 1968, 6 h Nürburgring (Germany), Porsche 911, DNF
  • 21 July 1968, Solituderennen Hockenheim (Germany; GT+TS), Porsche 911 T, 1st
  • 18 August 1968, Grand Prix Brno (Czechoslovakia), Porsche 911, 3rd
  • 8 September 1968, Deutsche-Automobil-Rundstrecken-Meisterschaft Ulm-Laupheim, Porsche 911 T, 3rd
  • 1 December 1968, Hockenheim Finale, Porsche 911 T

1969

  • 13 April 1969, ETCC Aspern (Div.1+2), BMW 1600
  • 20 April 1969, 1 h Belgrade (Div.2+3), BMW 1600, 7th
  • 25 April 1969, 1000 km Monza, Porsche 911 T, DNF
  • 4 May 1969, Targa Florio, Porsche 911 T, 48th
  • 4 May 1969, Targa Florio, Porsche 911 S, T-car
  • 11 May 1969, 2 h Budapest (Hungary), BMW 1600
  • 25 May 1969, GP Brno, BMW 1600, 3rd
  • 25 May 1969, GP Brno, BMW 1600
  • 1 June 1969, 1000 km Nürburgring, Porsche 911 T, DNF
  • 22 June 1969, 6 h Brands Hatch, BMW 1600, DNS
  • 6 July 1969, 6 h Nürburgring, BMW 1600, 4th
  • 27 July 1969, 24 h Spa, BMW 1600, DNA
  • 27 July 1969, 24 h Spa, BMW 1600, DNF
  • 10 August 1969, 1000 km Zeltweg, Porsche 910, 14th
  • 31 August 1969, ETCC Zandvoort (Div.2), BMW 1600, 4th
  • 28 September 1969, 3 h Jarama, BMW 1600, 5th
  • 12 October 1969, 1000 km Paris (France), Porsche 910, 7th
  • 19 October 1969, Hessenpreis Hockenheim (GT+1.6), Porsche 911 T, 7th
  • 1969, Tourenwagen-Europameisterschaft Division 2, BMW 1600, 3rd

1970

  • 15 March 1970, 4 h Monza (Div.2+3), BMW 1600, DNF
  • 24 May 1970, GP Brno, BMW 1602, DNF
  • 14 June 1970, DARM Hockenheim (GT+1.3), Porsche, DNA
  • 5 July 1970, Hockenheim (GT+1.6/T+2.0), Porsche 911 T, 12th
  • 12 July 1970, GP Nürburgring, BMW 1602, DNF
  • 26 July 1970, 24 h Spa, BMW 1600, DNF
  • 27 September 1970, 4 h Jarama, BMW 1600, DNF
  • 11 October 1970, 1000 km Zeltweg, Porsche 914, 12th

1971

  • 14 March 1971, 4 h Monza, BMW 2002, 6th
  • 11 April 1971, ETCC Salzburgring (Div.2), BMW 2002, DNF
  • 16 May 1971, Targa Florio, Porsche 914, 13th
  • 30 May 1971, 1000 km Nürburgring, Porsche 908/02, DNS
  • 27 June 1971, 24 h Nürburgring (Nordschleife), BMW 2002, 1st
  • 25 July 1971, 24 h Spa, BMW 2002, DNA
  • 11 September 1971, 12 h Paul Ricard, BMW 2002, DNF

2007

  • 10 June 2007, 24 h Nürburgring, BMW M3 Compact

Ancestry

16. Charles Anthony, Prince of Hohenzollern
16. Charles Anthony, Prince of Hohenzollern
8. Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern
17. Princess Josephine of Baden
4. William, Prince of Hohenzollern
18. Ferdinand II of Portugal
9. Infanta Antónia of Portugal
19. Maria II of Portugal
2. Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern
20. Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
10. Prince Louis, Count of Trani
21. Maria Theresa of Austria
5. Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
22. Maximilian Joseph, Duke in Bavaria
11. Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria
23. Princess Ludovika of Bavaria
1. Prince Ferfried of Hohenzollern
24. John of Saxony
12. George of Saxony
25. Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
6. Frederick Augustus III of Saxony
26. Ferdinand II of Portugal (= 18)
13. Maria Anna of Portugal
27. Maria II of Portugal (= 19)
3. Princess Margarete Karola of Saxony
28. Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany
14. Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany
29. Princess Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies
7. Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany
30. Charles III, Duke of Parma
15. Alice of Bourbon-Parma
31. Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France
16. Charles Anthony, Prince of Hohenzollern
8. Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern
17. Princess Josephine of Baden
4. William, Prince of Hohenzollern
18. Ferdinand II of Portugal
9. Infanta Antónia of Portugal
19. Maria II of Portugal
2. Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern
20. Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
10. Prince Louis, Count of Trani
21. Maria Theresa of Austria
5. Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
22. Maximilian Joseph, Duke in Bavaria
11. Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria
23. Princess Ludovika of Bavaria
1. Prince Ferfried of Hohenzollern
24. John of Saxony
12. George of Saxony
25. Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
6. Frederick Augustus III of Saxony
26. Ferdinand II of Portugal (= 18)
13. Maria Anna of Portugal
27. Maria II of Portugal (= 19)
3. Princess Margarete Karola of Saxony
28. Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany
14. Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany
29. Princess Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies
7. Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany
30. Charles III, Duke of Parma
15. Alice of Bourbon-Parma
31. Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France
8. Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern
17. Princess Josephine of Baden
4. William, Prince of Hohenzollern
18. Ferdinand II of Portugal
9. Infanta Antónia of Portugal
19. Maria II of Portugal
2. Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern
20. Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
10. Prince Louis, Count of Trani
21. Maria Theresa of Austria
5. Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
22. Maximilian Joseph, Duke in Bavaria
11. Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria
23. Princess Ludovika of Bavaria
1. Prince Ferfried of Hohenzollern
24. John of Saxony
12. George of Saxony
25. Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
6. Frederick Augustus III of Saxony
26. Ferdinand II of Portugal (= 18)
13. Maria Anna of Portugal
27. Maria II of Portugal (= 19)
3. Princess Margarete Karola of Saxony
28. Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany
14. Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany
29. Princess Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies
7. Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany
30. Charles III, Duke of Parma
15. Alice of Bourbon-Parma
31. Princess Louise Marie Thérèse of France
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https://www.welt.de/print-welt/article705010/Prinz_Seltsam.html
http://adac.24h-rennen.de/uploads/media/24h_neues_ergebnis.pdf
http://www.tikonline.de/quick-tik/detail.php?nr=15533&kategorie=quick-tik
https://web.archive.org/web/20071222070625/http://www.tikonline.de/quick-tik/detail.php?nr=15533&kategorie=quick-tik
http://www.racingsportscars.com/driver/results/Ferfried-von%20Hohenzollern-D.html
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1911412/
http://www.hohenzollern.com
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