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Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar and his family
« on: October 30, 2005, 02:17:41 AM »
Does anybody know why the marriage between princess Sophie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and prince Friedrich Günther of Schwarzburg was annulled so quickly? They married 7th of March 1938 and the marriage was annulled the same year, on November 1.

I'm just curious, I'm not in search of a scandal or anything like that. Neither of them remarried, and when Friedrich Günther died in 1971 the princely house of Schwarzburg became extinct in the male line.
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Re: Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar and his family
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2005, 03:45:40 PM »
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Does anybody know why the marriage between princess Sophie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and prince Friedrich Günther of Schwarzburg was annulled so quickly? They married 7th of March 1938 and the marriage was annulled the same year, on November 1.

I'm just curious, I'm not in search of a scandal or anything like that. Neither of them remarried, and when Friedrich Günther died in 1971 the princely house of Schwarzburg became extinct in the male line.


all sorts of possibilities.  Friedrich Gunther may have been gay - but Sophie's politics also may have played a role .. she was an unapolegetic supporter of Adolf Hitler.
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all sorts of possibilities.  Friedrich Gunther may have been gay - but Sophie's politics also may have played a role .. she was an unapolegetic supporter of Adolf Hitler.



Thank you for the info, Mrs. Koenig. I didn't know Sophie was a Nazi supporter. If Friedrich Günther wasn't, I can imagine that her support for the disgusting Nazi regime strained the marriage and put it to a quick end.

By the way, does anyone have any pictures of Sophie or Friedrich Günther? I have only seen pictures of Sophie as a little girl and none at all of Friedrich Günther. Anything will be appreciated. :)

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Re: Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar and his family
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2006, 10:24:41 AM »
WILHELM ERNST Carl Alexander Friedrich Heinrich Bernhard Albert Georg Hermann, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, lost his throne 9 Nov 1918 (Weimar 10 Jun 1876- Heinrichau 24 Apr 1923); m.1st Bückeburg 30 Apr 1903 Karoline Pss Reuss (Greiz 13 Jul 1884-Weimar 17 Jan 1905); m.2d Meiningen 21 Jan 1910 Feodore Pss of Saxe-Meiningen (Hannover 29 May 1890-Freiburg 12 Mar 1972).

Wilhelm Ernst and Feodore.

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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2006, 10:29:08 AM »
WILHELM ERNST Carl Alexander Friedrich Heinrich Bernhard Albert Georg Hermann, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, lost his throne 9 Nov 1918 (Weimar 10 Jun 1876- Heinrichau 24 Apr 1923); m.1st Bückeburg 30 Apr 1903 Karoline Pss Reuss (Greiz 13 Jul 1884-Weimar 17 Jan 1905); m.2d Meiningen 21 Jan 1910 Feodore Pss of Saxe-Meiningen (Hannover 29 May 1890-Freiburg 12 Mar 1972).

This is a picture of Karoline princess Reuss, first wife of Wilhelm Ernst, grandduke of Sachsen Weimar Eisenach. I believe I read somewhere on this board that it was supposed that she died so young out of misery for her unhappy married life and unloving husband.




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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2006, 06:20:24 AM »
Feodore Pss of Saxe-Meiningen (Hannover 29 May 1890-Freiburg 12 Mar 1972), grandduchess of Sachsen Weimar Eisenach.



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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2006, 06:22:44 AM »
WILHELM ERNST Carl Alexander Friedrich Heinrich Bernhard Albert Georg Hermann, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach married for the second time  Meiningen 21 Jan 1910 Feodore Pss of Saxe-Meiningen (Hannover 29 May 1890-Freiburg 12 Mar 1972).  


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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2006, 01:41:45 PM »
WILHELM ERNST Carl Alexander Friedrich Heinrich Bernhard Albert Georg Hermann, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, lost his throne 9 Nov 1918 (Weimar 10 Jun 1876- Heinrichau 24 Apr 1923); m.1st Bückeburg 30 Apr 1903 Karoline Pss Reuss (Greiz 13 Jul 1884-Weimar 17 Jan 1905)


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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2007, 06:50:29 AM »
Feodora (nee Princess of Saxe-Meiningen)1890-1972 was the second wife & widow of the last reigning Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.Does anyone know of the families flight from the Eastern sector,of her later life & if they saved the celebrated family gems?....Thanks in advance

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Re: Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar and his family
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2007, 08:55:09 AM »
There was a newspaper blip in May 31, 1947 which stated that the US Army HQ in Germany reported that they'd seized $1,000,000 of jewelry belonging to to the house of SWE 'which had been smuggled out of the Russian Zone of occupation' by a man who was ostensibly going to return them to the family. The jewels were being held until it could be ascertained whether the man was honest in his assertions. It seemed he was stopped at least once before by German police smuggling automobiles out. I couldn't find any follow-up though.
 
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2008, 03:00:41 PM »
I Googled this prince and would be interested to know what was so terrible about his private life. He was heir to the Dutch throne for most of his life, did he expect to succeed to that crown?

"Despite all his work for Weimar during his government, Wilhelm Ernst was a hated ruler. This was for his private life, when he was known to be a sadist; the day of his abdication, he was called the "most unpopular prince in all Germany".
He died in Heinrichau, Silesia."

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Re: Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar and his family
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2008, 02:03:55 AM »
I Googled this prince and would be interested to know what was so terrible about his private life. He was heir to the Dutch throne for most of his life, did he expect to succeed to that crown?

"Despite all his work for Weimar during his government, Wilhelm Ernst was a hated ruler. This was for his private life, when he was known to be a sadist; the day of his abdication, he was called the "most unpopular prince in all Germany".
He died in Heinrichau, Silesia."

This man never was an Heir to the Dutch Throne.He might have thought he had a change while Queen Wilhelmina had miscarriages and later on "just" one daughter etc etc,but he never ever was an heir,a wannabee,yes,but "The Hague" would most certainly have prevented anything in that direction.And thank goodness for that.
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Re: Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar and his family
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2008, 12:20:45 PM »
Who would have been the Dutch heir between 1890 when Wihelmina suceeded to the throne and 1909 when Juliana was born?  Looking at one family tree it looks like Princess Marie (md. to Wilhelm of Weid), dau. of Prince Frederick (son of Willem I).  Is that correct?
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2008, 01:54:20 PM »
On the death of king Willem III in 1890 the heir presumptive to the Dutch throne was Grand Duchess Sophie and this claim past to her son on her death in 1897 . Now please can we return to the topic...what was so terrible about his character and private life?

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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2008, 02:44:34 PM »
On the death of king Willem III in 1890 the heir presumptive to the Dutch throne was Grand Duchess Sophie and this claim past to her son on her death in 1897 . Now please can we return to the topic...what was so terrible about his character and private life?

Think you already gave the answer yourself,in your first post in this thread Norbert. :D
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