This is quite simply a list of royalties of Europe who were alive at any time between 1860 and 1918. Males and females are listed in separate posts, and the blog begins at the end of the alphabet so that eventually, when it is completed, it will read in alphabetical order. Where there are numerous royalties with the same first name, they are listed chronologically.
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Sunday, 17 October 2010

Female H

Helen of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Duchess of Wurttemberg

Born: 1807

Married: Eugen (1788-1857)

Children: William, Alexandrine, Nicholas, Agnes

Died: 1880

Helen of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Duchess of Orleans


Born: 24 January 1814

Daughter of: Frederick Ludwig (1778-1819) & Caroline Louise of Saxce-Weimar-Eisench (1786-1816)

Married: Ferdinand (1810-1842)

Children: Louis Philippe, Robert

Died: 18 May 1858, Clairmont

Helen of Nassau, Princess of Waldeck-Pyrmont

Born: 12 August 1831, Weisbaden

Daughter of: Wilhelm (1792-1839) & Pauline of Wurttemberg (1810-1856)

Married: George Victor (1831-1893)

Children: Sophie, Paulin, Emma, Marie, Helen, Frederick

Died: 27 October 1888, Bad Pyrmont

“[she] is pleasing and clever and has a very pretty figure – but such a plain flat face. She brought me her four little girls...the eldest just five, the youngest twenty months...enormous fine children but with...literally no noses!” (Queen Victoria 1860)

Helene in Bavaria, Princess of Thurn & Taxis

Born: 1834

Daughter of: Maximilian & Ludovica of Bavaria

Married: Maximilian (1831-1867)

Children: Louise, Elizabeth, Maximilian, Albert

Died: 1890

Helene
of Anhalt, Princess of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

Born: 1835

Daughter of: George (1796-1865) & Therese von Erdmannsdorf (1807-1848) but she was adopted by her uncle, William of Anhalt (1807-1864)

Married: Frederick Gunther

Died: 1860, Rudolstadt

Helena Victoria (“Lenchen”) of Great Britain, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg

Born: 1846

Daughter of: Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1819-1861) & Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

Married: Christian (1831-1917)

Children: Christian Victor, Albert, Helena Victoria, Marie Louise

Died: 1923

“Poor dear Lenchen, though most useful and active and clever and amiable, does not improve in looks and has great difficulties with her figure and her want of calm quiet graceful manners” (Queen Victoria)

I am very fond of her, and her violent opinions and very often absurd tirades against any government make me chuckle inwardly.” (Marie Mallet 1896)

Helene of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Princess of Saxe-Altenburg

Born: 1857

Daughter of: George (1824-1876) & Ekaterina Mikhailovna (1827-1894

Married: Albert (1843-1902)

Died: 1936

“[her singing was] rather disappointing as she to accompany herself and bend forward all the time on account of her short-sightedness.” (Princess Mary Adelaide)

Helen of Waldeck Pyrmont, Duchess of Albany


Born: 1861

Daughter of: George Victor (1831-1893) & Helene of Nassau (1831-1888)

Married: Leopold of Great Britain

Children: Alice, Charles Edward

“So good, and such an example to all, I do love and respect and admire her, poor darling – always a kind, sweet smile on her poor sad face and cheerful and always thinking of others and not herself.” (Queen Victoria 1884)

Helena Victoria (“Thora”) of Schleswig Holstein

Born: 3 May 1870, Frogmore

Daughter of: Christian (1831-1917) & Helena Victoria of Great Britain (1846-1923)

Died: 13 March 1948

She had such wonderful judgement, was so clear-headed and wise, and she was so loyal and strong in her affections. With it all, she was very humble and very diffident about her own gifts.” (Princess Marie Louise)

Helene of Orleans, Duchess of Aosta

Born: 1871

Daughter of: Louis Philippe (1838-1894) & Isabella of Spain (1848-1919)

Married: 1) Emanuel Philibert of Savoy (1869-193?)
Children: Amadeo, Aimon

2) Otto Campini

Died: 1951

Helen of Montenegro (see ‘Elena’)

Helena of Schleswig Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl├╝cksburg, Princess of Denmark

Born: 1888

Daughter of: Frederick Ferdinand & Caroline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg

Married: Harald of Denmark (1876-1941)

Children: Alexandrine, Caroline Mathilde, Feodora

Died: 1962

Helen of Greece, Queen of Roumania


Born: 1896

Daughter of: Constantine I & Sophie of Prussia

Married: Carol II (1893-1953) Divorced 1928
Helen of Greece, Queen of Roumania

Born: 1896

Daughter of: Constantine I & Sophie of Prussia

Married: Carol II (1893-1953) Divorced 1928

Children: Michael

Died: 1982

Helene
of Waldeck Pyrmont, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Oldenburg

Born: 1899

Daughter of: Frederick (1865-1940) & Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe (1873-1962)

Married: Nicholas (1897-1970)

Children: Anton, Rixa, Peter

Died: 1948

Helena of Austria (Tuscany), Duchess of Wurttemberg

Born: 1903

Daughter of: Peter (1874-1948) & Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies (1877-1947)

Married: Philip Albrecht (1893-1975)

Children: Marie Christine

Died (a week after childbirth) 1924

Helmtrude
, Princess of Bavaria

Born: 1886

Daughter of: Ludwig III (1845-1921) & Maria Theresa of Austria (1849-1919)

Died: 1977

Henriette of Nassau, Duchess of Wurttemberg

Born: 1780

Married: Ludwig (1756-1817)

Children: (???? Marie, Amelie, Pauline, Elizabeth, Alexander – or these may be the children of Maria Anna Czartoryska – I am checking on this)

Died: 1857

Henriette
of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg

Born: 1835

Daughter of: Christian (1798-1869) & Luisa Sophie of Danneskiold-Samsoe (1796-1867)

Married: Johann Frederick von Esmarch (1823-1908)

Died: 1917

Henriette of Belgium, Duchess of Vendome & Alencon

Born: 1870

Daughter of: Philip of Flanders and Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

Married: Philippe Emmanuel of Orleans (1872-1931)

Children: Marie Louise, Sophie Josephine, Genevieve, Charles Philippe

Died: 1948

Henriette of Bourbom Parma

Born: 8 April 1903, Lucca

Daughter of: Roberto I (1848-1907) & Maria Antonia of Portugal (1862-1959)

Died: 13 June 1987, Pisa

Henriette
, Princess of Schoenaich-Carolath

Born: 1918

Daughter of: Johann Georg (1873-1920) & Hermine Reuss of Greiz (1887-1947)

Married: Karl Franz Josef of Prussia (1916-1975)

Died: 1972

Hermine of Waldeck-Pyrmont, Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe

Born: 29 September 1827, Arolsen

Daughter of: George & Emma of Anhalt

Married: Adolph George (1817-1893)

Children: Hermine, George, Hermann, Emma, Ida, Adolph, Otto, Emma Elizabeth

Died: 16 February 1910 Bueckeburg

Hermine of Schaumburg Lippe, Duchess of Wurttemberg

Born: 5 October 1845, Bueckeburg

Daughter of: Adolph George (1817-1893) & Hermine of Waldeck-Pyrmont (1827-1910)

Married: Maximilian (1828-1888)

Died: 23 December 1930, Regensburg

Hermine Reuss of Greiz


Born: 17 December 1887, Greiz

Married: 1) Johann Georg von Schoenaich Carolath (1873-1920)

Children: Hans Georg, Georg, Hermine, Ferdinand, Henriette

2) Wilhelm II of Germany (1859-1941)

Died: 7 August 1947, Frankfurt Oder

Hermine of Schoenaich Carolath

Born: 1910

Daughter of: Johann Georg (1873-1920) & Hermine Reuss of Greiz (1887-1947)

Married: Hugo Hartung (1908-1945) (died in a Russian prison)

Herzelaide, Princess of Prussia

Born: 1918

Daughter of: Oskar (1888-1958) & Marie von Bassewitz (1888-1973)

Married: Karl von Kurland (1907-1982)

Children: Benigna, Ernst Johann

Died: 1989

Hilda Charlotte, Princess of Anhalt

Born: 1839

Daughter of: Frederick (1799-1864) & Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1814-1895)

Died: 1926

I have also heard [of her] as being very pretty but....the parents are very foolish and frivolous people, and the Duchess of Nassau – the eldest sister – at one time a very bad wife.” (Queen Victoria 1861)

Hilda of Nassau, Grand Duchess of Baden


Born: 1864

Daughter of Adolph & Adelaide of Anhalt

Married: Frederick II (1857-1928)

Died: 1952

Hilda of Nassau, Duchess of Krumlov

Born: 1897

Daughter of: William (1852-1912) & Maria Ana of Portugal (1861-1942)

Married: Adolph of Schwarzenburg (1890-1950)

Died:

Hildegard of Bavaria, Duchess of Teschen

Born: 1825

Daughter of: Ludwig I (1876-1848) & Theresa of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1792-1854)

Married: Albrecht of Austria (1817-1895)

Died: 1864

Hildegard of Bavaria

Born: 1881

Daughter of: Ludwig III (1845-1921) & Maria Theresa of Austria (1845-1919)

Died: 1948

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