Friday, April 19, 2019

In Profile: Prince and Landgrave Alexis of Hesse

Prince Alexis of Hesse with his dog Paul
Photograph (c) Werra Rundschau

At the link, feel free to view a delightful piece by DW News on Prince Alexis and Landgrave of Hesse (of the Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld line) and his family's home of Schloss Augustenau. Prince Alexis, who studied art history, has managed Schloss Augustenau and its estate for nearly a decade.



Alexis (b.5 March 1977) is the only son of Prince and Landgrave Hermann of Hesse (b.21 August 1935) and Countess Monika Strachwitz von Groß-Zauche und Camminetz (b.11 July 1939), who married on 9 May 1962. The couple's only daughter, Princess Verena (b.12 February 1972), is married since 2000 to Felix von Saucken (b.1970). Alexis is the nephew of Prince and Landgrave Wilhelm of Hesse (b.1933), the Head of the Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld family.

Princess and Landgravine Monika of Hesse (née Strachwitz von Groß-Zauche und Camminetz)
Photograph (c) Osthessen News

The paternal grandparents of Prince Alexis are Prince Wilhelm and Landgrave of Hesse (1905-k.i.a. 1942) and Princess Marianne of Prussia (1913-1983). The maternal grandparents of Alexis are Count Manfred Strachwitz von Groß-Zauche und Camminetz (1899-1972) and his wife Toska von Baumbach (1915-1974). 

The 1933 wedding of Prince and Landgrave Wilhelm of Hesse and Princess Marianne of Prussia
Photograph (c) Deutsches Historisches Museum
Count Manfred Strachwitz von Groß-Zauche und Camminetz

Visit this link to learn more about the Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld family and Schloss Augustenau: Schloss Augustenau

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