Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen

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Ernst Leopold
Prince of Leiningen
Ernest, Prince of Leiningen (1830-1904), Commander of H.M. Yacht.jpg
Born(1830-11-09)9 November 1830
Amorbach, Kingdom of Bavaria
Died5 April 1904(1904-04-05) (aged 73)
Amorbach, Kingdom of Bavaria
Spouse
Princess Marie of Baden
(m. 1858; died 1899)
IssuePrincess Alberta
Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen
Full name
German: Ernst Leopold Victor Carl August Joseph Emich, Furst zu Leiningen
HouseLeiningen
FatherCarl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen
MotherCountess Maria Klebelsberg

Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen (German: Ernst Leopold Victor Carl August Joseph Emich, Furst zu Leiningen; 9 November 1830 – 5 April 1904) was a German nobleman who served with distinction in the British Royal Navy.

Biography[edit]

He was the elder son of Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen and Countess Maria Klebelsberg, his father was the maternal half-brother of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Ernst Leopold joined the Royal Navy in 1849,[1] he acceded to the title of Prince of Leiningen on his father's death on 13 November 1856. Promoted to Captain in 1860, he commanded HMS Magicienne and then HMY Victoria and Albert.[1] He served as Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in 1885–87,[2] was promoted to full Admiral in 1887[3] and retired from the Navy in 1895.[4]

He received the following awards:

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 11 September 1858 in Karlsruhe he married Princess Marie of Baden (1834–1899), second daughter and seventh child of Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden and Sophie of Sweden, they had two children:

  • Princess Alberta of Leiningen (23 July 1863[12] – 30 August 1901).
  • Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen (18 January 1866 – 18 July 1939) he married Princess Feodore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg on 12 July 1894. They have five children.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b William Loney RN
  2. ^ Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Companionage: Comprising Information Concerning All Persons Bearing Hereditary Or Courtesy Titles, Knights, and Companions of All the Various Orders, and the Collateral Branches of All Peers and Baronets. Dean & Son, Limited. 1902. p. 753. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  3. ^ "No. 25721". The London Gazette. 15 July 1887. p. 3852.
  4. ^ "No. 26679". The London Gazette. 12 November 1895. p. 6099.
  5. ^ Staatshandbücher für das Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (1890), "Herzogliche Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden" p. 44
  6. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Großherzogtum Baden (1858), "Großherzogliche Orden" pp. 34, 49
  7. ^ "No. 22761". The London Gazette. 11 August 1863. p. 3995.
  8. ^ "No. 23064". The London Gazette. 30 January 1866. p. 511.
  9. ^ "No. 25717". The London Gazette. 1 July 1887. p. 3561.
  10. ^ "No. 25742". The London Gazette. 27 September 1887. p. 5263. and "No. 25745". The London Gazette. 7 October 1887. p. 5435.
  11. ^ Kongelig Dansk Hof-og Statskalendar (1880) (in Danish), "De Kongelig Danske Ridderordener", p. 10
  12. ^ "Queen Victoria's Journals". QueenVictoriasJournals.org. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen
Born: 9 November 1830 Died: 5 April 1904
German nobility
Preceded by
Carl
Prince of Leiningen
1856–1904
Succeeded by
Emich
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir John Corbett
Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
1885–1887
Succeeded by
Charles Waddilove