Prince Adalbert of Prussia (1884–1948)

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Prince Adalbert
Prince Adalbert of Prussia
Prince Adalbert of Prussia (1884–1948).jpg
Born (1884-07-14)14 July 1884
Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Prussia
Died 22 September 1948(1948-09-22) (aged 64)
La Tour de Peilz, Vaud, Switzerland
Burial 26 September 1948
Vassin Cemetery, La Tour de Peilz, Vaud, Switzerland
Spouse Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
Issue Princess Victoria Marina
Prince Wilhelm Victor
Full name
Adalbert Ferdinand Berengar Viktor
House Hohenzollern
Father Wilhelm II, German Emperor
Mother Princess Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein
Prussian Royalty
House of Hohenzollern
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Wilhelm II
Crown Prince Wilhelm
Prince Eitel Friedrich
Prince Adalbert
Prince August Wilhelm
Prince Oskar
Prince Joachim
Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick

Prince Adalbert of Prussia (Adalbert Ferdinand Berengar Viktor; 14 July 1884, in Potsdam, Germany – 22 September 1948, in La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland) was the third son of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany by his first wife, Princess Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein.

Marriage and Issue[edit]

He married Princess Adelheid "Adi" of Saxe-Meiningen (16 August 1891 – 25 April 1971) on 3 August 1914 in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and had three children, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson:

  • Princess Victoria Marina of Prussia (stillborn, 4 September 1915)
  • Princess Victoria Marina of Prussia (11 September 1917 – 21 January 1981) she married Kirby Patterson (24 July 1907–4 June 1984)[1] on 26 September 1947. They have three children and one grandson:
    • Berengar Orin Bernhard Kirby Patterson (21 August 1948-18 May 2011) he married Pamela Knight in 1994.
    • Marina Adelaide Emily Patterson (21 August 1948-10 January 2011) she married John Engel on 24 September 1982. They have one son:
      • William John Engel (17 February 1983)
    • Dohna Maria Patterson (7 August 1954) she married Stephen Pearl on 28 July 1974.
  • Prince Wilhelm Victor of Prussia (15 February 1919 – 7 February 1989), he married at Donaueschingen on 20 July 1944 Marie Antoinette, Countess of Hoyos (Hohenthurm, 27 June 1920 – Marbella, 1 March 2004). They have two children, five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Kaiserliche Marine[edit]

  • Leutnant zur See (Ensign / Acting Sub-Lieutenant)
  • Oberleutnant zur See (Lieutenant, Junior Grade / Sub-Lieutenant), before 1905 through at least 1908
  • Kapitänleutnant (Lieutenant) on staff in SMS Kaiser, 1914
  • Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander) in command of SMS Danzig, 1917
  • Fregattenkapitän (Commander) in command of SMS Dresden 1918.

Regimental Commissions[2][edit]

  • Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant) à la suite 1. Garderegiment zu Fuß (1st Regiment of Foot Guards), Potsdam, 1894
  • à la suite, Grenadierregiment König Friedrich der Große (3. Ostpreussisches) Nr. 4
  • à la suite, 1. Gardegrenadierlanwehrregiment (1st Reserve Regiment of Grenadier Guards)

Chivalric Orders[2][edit]

Military Decorations[edit]

  • Gold and silver Imtiyaz Medals (Privilege, Ottoman Empire)
  • Gold Liakat Medal (Merit, Ottoman Empire) - 21 October 1901 - during the visit to Istanbul of SMS Charlotte, where he served[3]
  • Iron Cross of 1914, 1st and 2nd class, Imperial Germany / Kingdom of Prussia



  1. ^ Kirby William Patterson,, 2002. Archived 2010-02-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Schench, G. Handbuch über den Königlich Preuβischen Hof und Staat fur das Jahr 1908. Berlin, Prussia, 1907.
  3. ^ a b "Court circular". The Times (36593). London. 23 October 1901. p. 4.

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