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Re: House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2006, 03:10:07 PM »
Leopold (1835-1905)

He was the father of King Ferdinand of Romania, and the father-in-law of Queen Marie of Romania. He married Infanta Antonia of Portugal (sister-in-law of his sister Stephanie). Queen Victoria was very fond of him, as was her daughter Vicky, and Missy was very complimentary in her memoirs. It was his candidacy (engineered by Bismarck) for the throne of Spain which precipitated the Prussian war with France.

Missy also wrote well of Karl Anton and the devotion the entire family, especially Leopold, felt towards Josephine.
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Re: House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2006, 04:34:59 PM »
I´m interested in Luisa of Thurn and Taxis. And of course for her husband Friedrich of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, too. I need information about him.
Thanks for your answer. :-*

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Re: House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2006, 08:18:28 PM »
You probably already know this, Rani, but for anyone unfamiliar:

Louise Thurn und Taxis (1859-1948)

Parents: Maximilian (1831- 1867); m.1858 Helene Dss in Bavaria (1834-1890); she was the sister of Empress Elisabeth 'Sisi' of Austria

Married: 1879 Friedrich Pr von Hohenzollern (1843-1904)

Siblings (she was the oldest):
Elisabeth (1860-1881); m.1877 Miguel Infant of Portugal, Duque de Bragança

Maximilian (1862-1885)

Albert, Fst von Thurn und Taxis (1867-1952); m.1890 ADss Margareta of Austria

Albert's son, Ludwig, would marry Elizabeth, one of the 6 beautiful Luxemburg sisters. She was the sister of Grand Duchesses Marie Adelaide and Charlotte and Crown Princess Antonia of Bavaria.

Friedrich of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1843-1904)

Parents:

Karl Anton, Fst von Hohenzollern (1811-1885); m.1834 Josefine Pss of Baden (1813-1900)
 
Siblings (he was 5th of 6th children):

Leopold Fst von Hohenzollern (1835-1905); m.1861 Antonia Infanta of Portugal

Stephanie (1837-1859); m.1858 King Pedro V of Portugal

Karl (1839-1914), who became King Carol I of Romania

Anton (1841-1866)

Marie (1845-1912); m.1867 Philippe of Belgium, Ct of Flanders (they were the parents of King Albert I of Belgium)

You can see some of the links between both Louise & Friedrich with the royal house of Portugal:

Stephanie married Pedro V
Leopold married his sister Antonia
Elisabeth Thurn u. Taxis married Miguel of Portugal (one of the many marital links between Thurn u. Taxis and Portugal in this era)

Also, Furst Leopold's eldest son, Wilhelm, would become the father-in-law of King Manuel of Portugal.

There were also several links with Bavaria:

Louise's mother was born a Duchess in Bavaria
Marie Flander's daughter-in-law, Queen Elisabeth, was a Duchess in Bavaria
Furst Wilhelm's 2nd wife, Adelgunde, was the daughter of King Leopold of Bavaria

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Re: House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2007, 02:25:09 PM »
Is there somebody who has got pieces of information or photos of him? Thanks for replies :D


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Re: House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2007, 07:51:49 PM »
Good-looking fellow, like many of his siblings.

Friedrich Eugen Ludwig (1843-1904); m.1879 Louise of Thurn und Taxis (1859-1943). It doesn't seem that they had any children.

He was the son of Karl Anton Furst von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1811-1885); m.1834 Josefine of Baden (1813-1900)

Their children were:

Leopold Furst von Hohenzollern (1835-1905); m.1861 Infanta Antonia of Portugal (1845- 1913; parents of King Ferdinand of Romania)

Stephanie (1837-1859); m.1858 Pedro V of Portugal (1837-1861)

Karl (1839-1914), who became King Carol I of Romania

Anton (1841-1866)

Friedrich Eugen (1843-1904); m.1879 Luise von Thurn und Taxis

Marie (1845-1912); m.1867 Philippe of Belgium, Countt of Flanders (1837-1905; parents of King Albert I of Belgium)


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Re: House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2007, 06:40:04 AM »
This picture of Friedrich and his spouse Luise was listed on ebay a long ago.


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Re: House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2007, 11:48:08 AM »
This Friedrich had good looks similar to those of "Fritz" husband of Vicky. In fact, the photo above with Luise could be mistaken for beloved Fritz.

did the two men know each other very well and/or interface at all?
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Re: House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2007, 07:52:42 PM »
I'm sure they interacted--Leopold, his brother, as well as their sister Marie (later Ctss of Flanders) were amongst Vicky and Fritz's few friends within the Hohenzollern family. I don't know if Vicky mentioned FE much in her letters (I'll have to check) but I know she was very fond of his family.

I did find this from about 1860--they were spending time with the family:

'...the youngest is very good looking but does not please me as much...' (as his brother Leopold)
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Re: House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2007, 03:38:01 PM »
 Interesting to note that Prince Anton was killed in  a war between Prussia and Austria. It seems so far away! The same war that ended the rule of the British royal family in Hannover. Or if you prefer to say after that the Guelfs of Hannover lost their home country  and only reigned in Great Britain.


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Good-looking fellow, like many of his siblings.

Friedrich Eugen Ludwig (1843-1904); m.1879 Louise of Thurn und Taxis (1859-1943). It doesn't seem that they had any children.

He was the son of Karl Anton Furst von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1811-1885); m.1834 Josefine of Baden (1813-1900)

Their children were:

Leopold Furst von Hohenzollern (1835-1905); m.1861 Infanta Antonia of Portugal (1845- 1913; parents of King Ferdinand of Romania)

Stephanie (1837-1859); m.1858 Pedro V of Portugal (1837-1861)

Karl (1839-1914), who became King Carol I of Romania

Anton (1841-1866)

Friedrich Eugen (1843-1904); m.1879 Luise von Thurn und Taxis

Marie (1845-1912); m.1867 Philippe of Belgium, Countt of Flanders (1837-1905; parents of King Albert I of Belgium)



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Re: House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2007, 04:26:37 PM »
Dear discussion group,

I would like to learn more about the twins Friedrich Victor and Franz Joseph von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. They were born on August 30th 1891 at Heligendamm and were the sons of Wilhelm Fürst von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1864-1927) and Maria Theresia (Mädi) Princess of Naples and the two Sicilies (1867-1909). Their elder sister was Princess Auguste Victoria, Queen of Portugal (1890-1966).

The brothers married both a daughter of Friedrich August III., last King of Saxony, and the scandalous Archduchess Louise. Friedrich Victor, who became Fürst in 1827, married Princess Margarethe of Saxony (1900-1962), and Prince Franz Joseph married Princess Maria Alix of Saxony (1901-1990).

Photographs of the brothers and their families would be great to see, too.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2007, 06:37:30 AM »
The twin on their 60th birthday.


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Re: House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2007, 08:48:58 AM »
Friedrich's children contracted some good, old-fashioned (if occasionally unsuccessful) royal matches:

Maria Adelgunde married Prince Konrad of Bavaria (they divorced)
Friedrich Wilhelm married Margarita of Leiningen--Margarita was a grandchild of Victoria Melita & GD Kyril
Franz Josef married Maria Ferdinande Thurn und Taxis (div 1961) and then Diane of Bourbon-Parma
Johann married Birgitta of Sweden (sister of the current King Carl Gustav)

So the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen history of well-connected marriages continued.

His brother's children didn't do too badly either:

Maria Margarethe married Duke Karl Gregor of Mecklenburg
Emanuel married (and divorced) Katharina of Saxe-Weimar



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Re: House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2007, 02:30:42 PM »
Friedrich and his family







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Re: House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2007, 02:32:11 PM »
Friedrich and his wife



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Re: House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2007, 02:35:52 PM »
Franz Josef and wife





Maria Alix