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Princess Hermine of Waldeck and Pyrmont

German noble
The basics
Date of birth
Date of death Feb 16, 1910
Mother: Princess Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym
Father: George II Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Spouse: Adolf I Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Children: Princess Ida of Schaumburg-Lippe Prince Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe Georg Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
The details

Princess Hermine of Waldeck and Pyrmont (born: 29 September 1827; died: 16 February 1910) was a German princess. She was the second daughter of George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and his wife Princess Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym. She was an aunt of the Dutch Queen Emma.

Marriage and issue

On 25 October 1844 at Arolsen, she married her cousin, Adolf I George of Schaumburg-Lippe. His mother was a sister of her father. They had eight children:

  • Princess Hermine of Schaumburg-Lippe (1845–1930); married Duke Maximilian of Württemberg, only son of Duke Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg.
  • Prince Georg of Schaumburg-Lippe (1846–1911); succeeded his father as Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe; married Princess Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg.
  • Prince Hermann of Schaumburg-Lippe (1848–1928).
  • Princess Emma of Schaumburg-Lippe (1850–1855).
  • Princess Ida of Schaumburg-Lippe (1852–1891); married Heinrich XXII, Prince Reuss of Greiz.
  • Prince Otto Heinrich of Schaumburg-Lippe (1854–1935); married Anna von Koppen.
  • Prince Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe (1859–1917); married Princess Viktoria of Prussia, daughter of Frederick III, German Emperor and Victoria, Princess Royal, eldest daughter of Queen Victoria.
  • Princess Emma of Schaumburg-Lippe (1865–1868).

Two of their daughters were named Emma; both died young.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 29 September 1827 – 25 October 1844: Her Serene Highness Princess Hermine of Waldeck and Pyrmont
  • 25 October 1844 – 21 November 1860: Her Serene Highness The Hereditary Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe
  • 21 November 1860 – 8 May 1893: Her Serene Highness The Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe
  • 8 May 1893 – 16 February 1910: Her Serene Highness The Dowager Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe


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