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Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe

Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe

German princess
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German princess
A.K.A. Bathildis Prinzessin zu Schaumburg-Lippe
Gender female
Birth 21 May 1873 (Bohemia, Czech Republic)
Death 6 April 1962 (Bad Arolsen, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Kassel Government Region, Hesse)
Mother: Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau
Father: Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe
Siblings: Prince Albert of Schaumburg-LippePrince Maximilian of Schaumburg-LippePrince Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe
Spouse: FriedrichPrince of Waldeck and PyrmontFriedrichPrince of Waldeck and PyrmontWolradPrince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Children: JosiasHereditary Prince of Waldeck and PyrmontPrincess Helena of Waldeck and PyrmontPhilipp-ErnstPrince of Schaumburg-Lippe
The details

Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe (German: Prinzessin Bathildis Marie Leopoldine Anna Auguste zu Schaumburg-Lippe; 21 May 1873 – 6 April 1962) was daughter of Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe, and consort of Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

Early life

Bathildis was born at Ratiboritz, Kingdom of Bohemia (now Ratibořské Hory, Czech Republic), the sixth child and second daughter of Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe (1834–1906), (son of George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont) and his wife, Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau (1837–1902), (daughter of Prince Frederick Augustus of Anhalt-Dessau and Princess Marie Luise Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel).


Bathildis married on 9 August 1895 in Náchod, her second cousin, Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1865–1946), sixth child and elder son of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and his first wife, Princess Helena of Nassau.

They had four children:

  • Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (13 May 1896 – 30 November 1967)
  • Prince Maximilian William Gustav Herman of Waldeck and Pyrmont (13 September 1898 – 23 February 1981)
  • Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont (22 December 1899 – 18 February 1948)
  • Prince Georg Wilhelm Karl Victor of Waldeck and Pyrmont (10 March 1902 – 14 November 1971)

Titles and styles

  • 21 May 1873 – 9 August 1895: Her Serene Highness Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe
  • 9 August 1895 – 26 May 1946: Her Serene Highness The Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
  • 26 May 1946 – 6 April 1962: Her Serene Highness The Dowager Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont


Notes and sources

Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe
House of Lippe
Born: 21 May 1873 Died: 6 April 1962
German royalty
Title last held by
Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
9 August 1895 – 13 November 1918
Monarchy abolished
German revolution
Titles in pretence
Loss of title
Monarchy abolished
Princess of Waldeck and Pyrmont
13 November 1918 – 26 May 1946
Reason for succession failure:
Grand Duchy abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Duchess Altburg of Oldenburg
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