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).
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Friday, 29 October 2010

Male W (Part 2) & X

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

William, Prince of Wied

Born: 1845

Son of: Hermann (1814-1864) & Marie of Nassau (1825-1902)

Married: Marie of the Netherlands

Children: Frederick, Alexander, William, Viktor, Luise, Elizabeth

Died: 1907

William, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Born: 1852

Son of: Adolph (1817-1905) & Adelaide of Anhalt (1833-1916)

Married: Maria Ana of Portugal (1861-1942)

Children: Adelaide, Charlotte, Hilda, Antonia, Elizabeth, Sophia

Died: 1912

William II, King of Wurttemberg

Born: 25 February 1848, Stuttgart

Son of: Frederick (1808-1870) and Catherine of Wurttemberg (1821-1898)

Married: 1) Marie of Waldeck-Pyrmont (1857-1882)
Children: Pauline, Ulrich, daughter who died at birth
2) Charlotte of Schaumburg-Lippe (1864-1946

Died: 2 October 1921

William Karl, Prince of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

Born 1853

Son of: Hermann (1825-1901) & Auguste of Wurttemberg (1826-1908)

Married: Gaeta of Isenburg-Budingen (1863-1945)

Children: Hermann

Died: 1924

William II, German Emperor

Born: 27 January 1859, Berlin

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

Married: 1) Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1858-1921)
Children: William, Eitel, Adalbert, August William, Oskar, Joachim, Victoria Luise
2) Hermione Reuss of Greitz (1887-1947)

Died: 4 June 1941, Doorn

“Is a dear, interesting, charming boy – clever, amusing, engaging – it is impossible not to spoil him a little. He is growing so handsome and his large eyes have now and then a dreamy expression and then again they sparkle with fun and delight. He too has his failings; he is inclined to be selfish, domineering and proud., but I must say they, too, are not his own fault as they have been hitherto more encouraged than checked.” (His mother, future Empress Frederick)

That very foolish, undutiful and – I must add – unfeeling boy I have no patience with and I wish he could get a good ‘skelping’ (as the Scotch say.)” (Queen Victoria)

“Is very shy by nature and that often makes him look proud....Gives much promise. The poor arm is no better, and Willy begins to feel being behind much smaller boys in every exercise of the body. He cannot run fast because he has no balance, nor ride, nor climb, nor cut his food etc. I wonder he is good tempered about it.” (He suffered from a ‘withered arm’, which did not grow and was the cause of much frustration to him.) (His mother)

"After being with [him] for some time one began to see that his brilliance was mostly superficial and all his conversation studied beforehand. It seemed to me that he anticipated what subjects of conversation would crop up and then got his staff to look up statistics, which he afterwards brought out in conversation, with the result that people were astounded at his knowledge. He was particularly good at committing statistics to memory…Quite apart from the superficial acting. The Emperor had great fascination as a conversationalist, as he was always so keen and interested. He practically stood on one’s feet, glaring into one’s eyes and giving grunts of approval, which acted as a spur.” (Frederick Ponsonby)

William, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmarinegn

Born: 7 March 1864

Son of: Leopold and Antonia of Portugal

Married: 1) Maria Theresa of the Two Sicilies (1867-1909)
Children: Frederick, Franz Josef
2) Adelgunde of Bavaria (1870-1938)

Died: 22 October 1927, Sigmaringen

William, 2nd Duke of Urach

Born: 1864

Son of: William (1810-1867) & Florentine of Monaco (1833-1897)

Married: 1) Amelie in Bavaria (1865-1912)
Children: Marie, Elizabeth, Karola, William, Karl, Margarethe, Albrecht, Rupert, Mechtilde
2) Wiltrud Marie of Bavaria (1884-1975)

Died: 1928

William Ernst, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

Born: 1876

Son of: Karl August (1844-1894) & Pauline of Sax-Weimar-Eisenach (1852-1904)

Married: 1) Catherine Reuss of Greiz (1884-1905)
2) Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen (1890-1972)
Children: Sophie Louise, Karl August

Died: 1923

(Very unpopular. His wife may have killed herself or died in childbirth?)

William of Wied, Prince of Albania (February-September 1914)

Born: 1876

Son of: William (1845-1909) & Marie of the Netherlands (1841-1910)

Married: Sophie of Schonburg-Waldenburg (1885-1936)

Children: Marie Eleonore, Karl Viktor

Died: 1945

William, Prince of Prussia

Born: 1880

Son of: Albrecht (1837-1906) & Marie of Saxe-Altenburg (1854-1898)

Married: Agatha of Ratiboor & Corvey (1880-1960)

Died: 1925

William, Crown Prince of Prussia

Born: 6 March 1882, Potsdam

Son of: Willliam II (1859-1941) & Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

Married: Cecile of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886-1954)

Children: William, Louis Ferdinand, Hubertus, Frederick, Alexandrine, Cecile

Died: 20 July 1951, Mechingen

William, Prince of Sweden

Born: 1884

Son of: King Gustav V & Victoria of Baden

Married: Maria Pavlovna (1890-1958) Divorced

Children: Lennart

Died: 1965

William, Duke in Bavaria

Born: 1884

Married: Eleanor zu Sayn Wittgenstein

Died: 1968

William, Prince of Urach (renounced his title and became Count von Wurttemberg)

Born: 1897

Son of: William (1864-1928) & Amelie in Bavaria

Married: Elizabeth Theurer

Died: 1957

William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe

Born: 14 August 1912, Ratiboritz

Son of: Frederick (1868-1945) & Antoinette of Anhalt (1885-1963)

Died: 4 March 1938, Neu-Brandenburg

Wolfgang, Prince of Bavaria

Born: 1879

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

Died: 1895

Wolfgang, Prince of Hesse-Kassel

Born: 1896

Son of: Frederick Karl (1868-1940) & Margaret of Prussia (1872-1954)

Married: Marie Alexandra of Baden (1902-1944)

Died: 1989

Wolfgang, Prince of Anhalt

Born: 1912

Son of Eduard (1861-1918) & Louise of Saxe-Altenburg (1873-1953)

Died: 1936

Xavier of Bourbon-Parma

Born: 15 March 1889, Carnaiore

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

Married: Madeleine of Bourbon-Buset (1898-1984)

Children: Marie Francoise, Charles, Ceceile, Marie, Sixte

Died: 7 May 1977, Zizers

Wolrad, Prince of Waldeck-Pyrmont

Born: 26 June 1896

Son of: George Victor, and Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg

Died: Killed in action, 17 October 1914, Belgium

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