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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Where the Christian name begins with Marie or Maria, the person is often listed under the second part of her name (e.g. Marie Antoinette - had she lived in this period - would be listed under 'A' with 'Marie' written in brackets after Antoinette).
As the information is gathered from numerous sources, there might be irregularity of spelling the name according to the Anglicised, Germanic, French etc. etc. spelling. All the Karls/Carls/Charles for example are listed together.
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Friday, 29 October 2010

Male W (Part 1)

(N.B. Wilhelm and Willem are anglicised into William)

Waldemar, Prince of Lippe-Detmold

Born: 18 April 1824, Detmold

Son of: Leopold II (1796-1851) & Emile of Schwarzburg-Sonderhausen (1800-1867)

Married: Sophie of Baden (1834-1904)

Died: 20 March 1895, Detmold

Waldemar, Prince of Denmark

Born: 1858

Son of: Christian IX & Louise of Hesse-Kassel

Married: Marie of Orleans (1865-1909)

Children: Axel, Eric, Margaret, Aaage, Viggo

Died: 1938

Waldemar (‘Waldie’) Prince of Prussia

Born: 10 February 1868, Berlin

Son of: Frederick (1831-1888) & Victoria of Great Britain (1840-1901)

Died of diphtheria: 27 March 1879, Postdam

He is such a dear child. Although rather more spirited than is easy to manage, he is so trustworthy and honest and has such an open, fine, manly disposition....So much more gifted than his brothers.” (Crown Princess Victoria of Prussia)

Waldemar, Prince of Prussia

Born: 20 March 1889

Son of: Henry (1862-1929) & Irene of Hesse (1866-1953)

Married: Calixta of Lippe (1895-1982)

Died: 2 May 1945

William I
, King of Wurttemberg

Born: 27 September 1781, Luben

Son of: Frederick I (1754-1816) & Auguste of Brunswick (1764-1888)

Married: 1) Charlotte of Bavaria (1792-1873 Divorced 1814
2) Ekaterina Pavlovna (1788-1819)
Children: Marie, Sophia
3) Pauline of Wurttemberg (1800-1873)
Children: Katharina, Karl, Auguste

Died: 26 June 1864, Schloss Rosenstein

William, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel

Born: 24 December 1787, Biebrich

Son of: Frederick William and Caroline of Nassau-Usingen

Married: Charlotte of Denmark (1789-1864)

Children: Caroline, Marie-Louise, Louise, Frederick William

Died: 5 June 1867, Copenhagen

William, Margrave of Baden

Born: 8 April 1792, Karlsruhe

Son of: Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden & Luise Karoline Geyer

Married: Elizabeth of Wurttemberg (1802-1864)

Children: Henriett, Sophie, Elizabeth, Leopoldine

Died: 11 October 1859, Karlsruhe

“Fritz [Crown Prince of Prussia] told me frequently that he was an excellent person , and very active and painstaking. As clever as Fritz B. he no doubt is not.” (Queen Victoria)

William I, King of Prussia, German Emperor

Born: 22 March 1797, Berlin

Son of: Frederick William and Louise Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Married: Augusta of Saxe-Weimar Eisenach (1811-1890)

Children: Frederick & Louise

Died: 9 March 1888, Berlin

My kind old friend who was always most kind to me.” (Queen Victoria)

“He is so kind to me; it touches me very much for I have never done anything to deserve it.” (Princess of Alice of Great Britain/Hesse)

William, Duke of Brunswick

Born: 1806

Died: 1884

William, Prince of Anhalt

Born: 1807, Dessau

Son of: Frederick (1769-1814) & Amelie of Hesse-Homburg (1774-1846)

Married: Emilie Klausmitler (1812-1888)

Adopted his niece, Helene

Died: 1864, Wien

William, 1st Duke of Urach

Born: 6 July 1810, Stuttgart

Son of: William (Count?) of Wurttemberg (1761-1830) & Wilhelmine of Thunderfelt-Rodis

Married: 1) Theodelinde of Leuchtenberg (1814-1857)
Children: Auguste, Maria, Eugenie, Mathilde
2) Florentine of Monaco (1833-1897)
Children: William

Died: 17 July 1869, Lichtenstein

William, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksberg

Born: 1816

Son of: William (1785-1831) & Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1786-1867)

Died: 1893

William of Hohenlohe-Oehringen

Born: 1816

Son of: Frederick August (1784-1853) & Louise of Wurttemberg (1789-1851)

Married: Pauline of Furstenberg (1829-1900)

Children: Christian, Marie, Louise, August, Frederick, Hans

Died: 1897

William III, King of the Netherlands

Born: 19 February 1817

Son of: William II (1792-1849) & Anna Pavlovna (1795-1865)

Married: 1) Sophie of Wurttemberg (1818-1877)
Children: William, Maurice, Alexander
2) Emma of Waldeck Pyrmont (1858-1934)
Children: Wilhelmina

Died: 23 November 1890

William, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Born: 5 March 1827 Ludwighurst

Son of: Paul Frederick (1800-1842) & Alexandrine of Prussia (1803-1892)

Married: Alexandrine of Prussia (1842-1906)

Children: Charlotte

Died: 28 July 1879, Hedelberg

William, Duke of Wurttemberg

Born: 1828

Son of: Eugen (1788-1857) & Helen of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1807-1880)

Died: 1896

William, Prince of Baden

Born: 1829

Son of: Karl Leopold (1790-1852) & Sophie of Sweden (1801-1865)

Married: Marie Romanovsky of Leuchtenburg (1841-1914)

Children: Sophie, Maximilian

Died: 1897

William, Prince of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld

Born: 1831

Married: 1) Marie von Hanau
2) Julianne of Bentheim-Steinfurt
Children: Chlodwig
3) Adelaide of Bentheim-Steinfurt
4) Augusta of Schleswig-Holstein (1844-1932)
Children: Christian

Died: 1890

William, Prince von Hanau

Born: 1832

Son of: Frederick William of Hesse-Kassel (1802-1875) & Gertrude Falkenstein (1803-1882)

Married: Elizabeth of Schaumburg-Lippe (1841-1926)

Died: 1902

William Karl, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe

Born: 12 December 1834, Bueckeburg

Son of: George William (1781-1860) & Ida of Waldeck-Pyrmont (1796-1869)

Married: Bathildis of Anhalt (1837-1902)

Children: Charlotte, Franz Josef, Frederick, Albrecht, Maximilian, Bathildis, Adeheid, Alexandra, baby boy who lived for one day.

He became completely deaf.

Died: 4 April 1906, Ratiboritz

William, Prince of Orange

Born: 1840

Son of: King William III of the Netherlands (1817-1890) & Sophie of Wurttemberg (1818-1877)

Died: 1879

He is very shy and does not talk readily of his own accord - but he pays great attention to what is said…and is decidedly clever and intelligent...He speaks all languages well; his forehead, eyes and nose are good indeed. The teeth are well-kept. But his great short-sightedness gives him a frightened and heavy look. He looks melancholy and said to me himself he had never known a home - and never has had since his poor brother Maurice died, a relation near him, I mean to live with…Poor young man he is much to be pitied and we would wish to be of use to him...He shuts himself up and does not go out in society.” (Queen Victoria)

William, Prince of Hesse-and-By-Rhine/Hesse-Darmstadt

Born: 1845

Son of: Karl & Elizabeth of Prussia

Married: Josephine Bender of Leuchtenburg (1857-1952)

Died: 1900

“He is quite a connoisseur in art, and a good historian, quite at home in Rome about which he raves.” (Princess Alice)

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