Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1889–1945)

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Prince Waldemar
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Born(1889-03-20)20 March 1889
Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, German Empire
Died2 May 1945(1945-05-02) (aged 56)
Tutzing, Bavaria, Germany
Burial5 May 1945
Erbach, Hesse, Germany
Spouse
Full name
German: Waldemar Wilhelm Ludwig Friedrich Viktor
English: Waldemar William Louis Frederick Victor
HouseHohenzollern
FatherPrince Henry of Prussia
MotherPrincess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine

Prince Waldemar William Louis Frederick Victor of Prussia (German: Waldemar Wilhelm Ludwig Friedrich Viktor Heinrich; 20 March 1889 at Kiel – 2 May 1945 at Tutzing, Bavaria) was the eldest son of Prince Henry of Prussia and his wife, Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine.

Biography[edit]

Prince Waldemar with his parents and younger brother, Sigismund

Marriage[edit]

Waldemar married Princess Calixta of Lippe-Biesterfeld (14 October 1895 – 15 December 1982) on 14 August 1919 at Hemmelmark, they had no children, and resided in Bavaria.[1]

Haemophilia and death[edit]

Waldemar, like his maternal first cousin, Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia; maternal uncle Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine; and youngest brother Heinrich, suffered from haemophilia, he died in a clinic in Tutzing, Bavaria because of the lack of blood transfusion facilities. He and his wife fled their home in light of the Russian advance, arriving in Tutzing, where Waldemar was able to receive his last blood transfusion;[2] the U.S. army overran the area the next day, on 1 May 1945, and diverted all medical resources to treat nearby concentration camp victims, preventing Waldemar's doctor from treating him.[2] Waldemar died the following day, on 2 May.[1]

Honours and awards[edit]

Prince Waldemar received the following awards:[3]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Calixta of Lippe – (1895–1982), German princess consort of Prussia". A Bit Of History. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b "The Feudal Herald". Pegasus Associates and The Baronage Press. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  3. ^ Handbuch über den Königlich Preußischen Hof und Staat (1918), Genealogy p.3

External links[edit]

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