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Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe

Austrian general
The basics
AKA Wilhelm Karl August zu Schaumburg-Lippe
Date of birth Bückeburg, Schaumburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Date of death Apr 04, 1906 Ratibořice, Česká Skalice, Náchod District, Hradec Králové Region
Mother: Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Father: George William Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Spouse: Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau
Children: Princess Adelaide of Schaumburg-Lippe Charlotte of Schaumburg-Lippe Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe Prince Albert of Schaumburg-Lippe Prince Frederick of Schaumburg-Lippe Prince Maximilian of Schaumburg-Lippe
Awards Grand Cross of the Imperial Order of Leopold
Authority VIAF id
The details

Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe (German: Prinz Wilhelm Karl August zu Schaumburg-Lippe; 12 December 1834 – 4 April 1906) was son of George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and member of the House of Lippe.

Early life

William was born at Bückeburg, Schaumburg-Lippe, seventh child and third son of George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (1784–1860), (son of Philip II, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe and Landgravine Juliane of Hesse-Philippsthal) and his wife, Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1796–1869), (daughter of George I, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and Princess Augusta of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen).


William married 30 May 1862 at Dessau to Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau (1837–1902), daughter of Prince Frederick Augustus of Anhalt-Dessau, and his wife, Princess Marie Luise Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel.

They had eight children:

  • Princess Charlotte of Schaumburg-Lippe (10 October 1864 – 16 July 1946), married in 1886 to William II of Württemberg, no issue.
  • Prince Franz Joseph of Schaumburg-Lippe (8 October 1865 – 4 September 1881)
  • Prince Friedrich of Schaumburg-Lippe (30 January 1868 – 12 December 1945), married in 1896 to Princess Louise of Denmark, had issue.
  • Prince Albrecht of Schaumburg-Lippe (24 October 1869 – 25 December 1942), married in 1897 to Duchess Elsa of Württemberg, had issue.
  • Prince Maximilian of Schaumburg-Lippe (13 March 1871 – 1 April 1904), married in 1898 to Duchess Olga of Württemberg, had issue.
  • Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe (21 May 1873 – 6 April 1962), married in 1895 to Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, had issue.
  • Princess Adelaide of Schaumburg-Lippe (22 September 1875 – 27 January 1971), married in 1898 to Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, had issue, divorced in 1920.
  • Princess Alexandra Caroline of Schaumburg-Lippe (9 June 1879 – 5 January 1949), scheduled to marry King Alexander I of Serbia, but against wishes of his parents, he instead married his mother's lady in waiting Draga Masin.

He and his daughter-in-law Princess Louise of Denmark died five hours apart at the family castle in Nachod, Bohemia.

Titles and styles

  • 12 December 1834 – 4 April 1906: His Serene Highness Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe


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