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Prince Adalbert of Prussia (1884–1948)

Prince Adalbert of Prussia
The basics
About
Occupation Marineoffizier
Country Germany
Date of birth Potsdam
Date of death Sep 22, 1948 La Tour-de-Peilz
Family
Mother: Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein
Father: Wilhelm II
Spouse: Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
Brother(s): Wilhelm German Crown Prince Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia Prince Joachim of Prussia Prince Oskar of Prussia Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia
Children: Prince Wilhelm Victor of Prussia
Authority VIAF id
The details
Biography

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

Ancestry

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