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Offline Stephilius Maximus

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Re: Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2008, 06:31:59 PM »
Really, does NO ONE have any information?  Yikes!  I thought this was the place to go - argh!

Oh, well....

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Re: Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2008, 08:09:56 AM »
Why did he commit suicide? Does anyone know anything? Also are there any pictures of these royal twins? They are Prince Philip's nephews, they should get a bit more attention!?

Sadly, nobody mentions the German relations of the Duke of Edinburgh ( except the nazi ones)

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Re: Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2008, 03:39:17 PM »
Prince Rupprecht committed suicide at Munich in 1976. His life had spiraled out of control mainly because of alcohol and drug abuse. The fact that he was gay in a milieu in which such a thing was not tolerated (at the time) was a great source of distress to the poor man. Being unable to come to terms with his sexual orientation sent Rupprecht into seeking solace in drugs and drinking. Fürstin Margarita was devastated by the loss of her son.

I have spoken to several of Rupprecht's friends and relations and they all said that he was fun-loving, talented and deeply artistic.

Prince Albrecht, like his twin, suffered from depression, which made him find in alcohol a temporary, but deadly, respite. He committed suicide in Berlin in 1992. His wife, Maria (a rather nice lady I might add), is fully accepted by the family as is their only son, Ludwig, who is not only a prince, but also is fourth-in-line to the princely succession at Langenburg. Ludwig is a successful businessman in the German auto industry.

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Re: Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2008, 12:56:11 AM »
So, they both did commit suicide! How sad for the family to have a double tragedy and twins in some cases follow the same pattern. Did the family have a history of depression?

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Re: Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2008, 11:19:53 AM »
Arturo, I bow to your amazing knowledge!  (Look, my court révérence has me practically on the floor!)  Thank you for this information; that's exactly what I was asking after.  Very interesting.  And - very - sad.

Stephen

PS - It's odd that in all of the royal birth/death listings, only Albrecht is listed as a suicide, and not his brother, too.

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Re: Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2008, 09:15:19 PM »
Thank you for sharing this information Arturo.  It's always fascinating to learn more about the personalities behind names and pictures. 

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Re: Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2010, 05:54:23 AM »
Oooh I should have posted here about Ferdinand Soltmann the baby who apparently has hemophilia! I am stunned if this is true and still can not work out the chances of him not inheriting the disease from Queen Victoria as is being suggested! But that he may have inherited the disease via a completely different family! Goodness I do wonder about this whole story! It seems extraordinary to me!

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Re: Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2012, 05:09:54 PM »
Yes, there seems to be some disagreement about when Ruprecht died - 1976 or 1978.  (Just as you find his name spelled with one or two Ps, variously.)  Most seem to say he died in 1978, though.  Anything more, folks?
Stephen
His burial headstone shows his name as  Ruprecht and his year of death as 1978.

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Re: Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2012, 05:38:05 PM »


Here is the Winterhalter portrait in color.



I don't know who painted this one, but I've seen it in color (in Becoming Queen Victoria), and her gown is pink.

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Re: Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2012, 07:13:06 AM »
The first portrait is of Feodora von Sachsen-Meiningen,daughter of Feodora von Hohenlohe-Langenburg painted by Winterhalter somewhere between 1855-1860...

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Re: Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2012, 01:44:28 PM »
Whoops. *red face* I'm going to say I ID'd it a long time ago and I'm much smarter now. : D  Though I had posted it in this thread as well as the one on Dona's family--and I had the right Feo then.

Marc is correct--it is Feodore the younger.  She became the 2nd wife of George II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen.

Queen Victoria recorded in her Journal that Winterhalter had begun ‘a pretty little picture of Feo, as a pendant to Ada’s’. He finished it in June 1855.

The 2nd photo posted by Dru shows her mother Feodore Sr--half-sister to Queen Victoria. It was painted by Sir William Ross in 1838. You can see it in color here:

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/420416/princess-feodora-of-hohenlohe-langenburg1807-1872
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Re: Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2012, 04:38:15 PM »


Found as Princess Feodora of Leiningen.

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Re: Hohenlohe-Langenburg
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2016, 10:19:20 AM »
Alexandra’s Boudoir – Photo Album & Glue

Princess Alexandra (Sandra) with Nicholas' glue - fascinating!
I will be writing on Sandra's rooms on the 3rd floor of the Winter Palace in 1900.

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2016/07/alexandras-boudoir-photo-album-glue.html

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