Thursday, December 24, 2020

The Members of the Gotha Born On Christmas Day


Grand Duchess Adelheid of Luxembourg.

On 25 December 1833, Princess Adelheid of Anhalt was born at Dessau to Prince Friedrich August of Anhalt and his wife Princess Marie Luise Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel. In 1851, Adelheid became the second wife of Duke Adolphe of Nassau, who became the Grand Duke of Luxembourg in 1890. The widowed Dowager Grand Duchess Adelheid of Luxembourg died at Schloß Königstein on 24 November 1916. She is the ancestress of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.

Prince Viggo, Count of Rosenborg.

On 25 December 1893, Prince Viggo of Denmark was born at Copenhagen to Prince Valdemar of Denmark and his wife Princess Marie d'Orléans. In 1924, Viggo married American Eleanor Green. The couple did not have children. Prince Viggo, Count of Rosenborg, died on 4 January 1970 at Ebeltoft, Denmark.

Princess Françoise of Greece.

On 25 December 1902, Princess Françoise d'Orléans was born at Paris to Prince Jean d'Orléans, Duc de Guise and his wife Princess Isabelle of Orléans. In 1929, Françoise became the second wife of Prince Christopher of Greece. Princess Françoise of Greece died on 25 February 1953 at Paris. She is the mother of the writer Prince Michael of Greece, and the grandmother of Princess Olga of Savoy, Duchess of Aosta.

The Duchess of Gloucester.

On 25 December 1901, Lady Alice Christabel Montagu-Douglas-Scott was born at London to John Montagu Douglas Scott, Earl of Dalkeith (later Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry), and his wife Lady Margaret Alice "Molly" Bridgeman. In 1935, Alice married Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, died on 29 October 2004 at Kensington Palace. She is the mother of the current Duke of Gloucester.

Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy.

On 25 December 1936, Princess Alexandra of Kent was born at London to Prince George, Duke of Kent, and his wife Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. In 1963, Alexandra married Angus Ogilvy. The princess is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. 

Prince Wolfgang of Liechtenstein.

On 25 December 1934, Prince Wolfgang von und zu Liechtenstein was born at Graz to Prince Karl Alois von und zu Liechtenstein and his wife Princess Elizabeth von Urach. In 1970, Wolfgang married Countess Gabriele Basselet de la Rosée. The prince is a cousin of Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein. 

The grave of Princess Sophie zur Lippe-Weißenfeld.
Photograph (c) Mardam.

On 25 December 1886, Princess Marie Sophie Elisabeth zur Lippe-Weißenfeld was born at Martinswaldau to Prince Kurt zur Lippe-Weißenfeld and his wife Sophie von Klengel. Sophie never married. The princess died on 18 February 1946.

Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven.
Photograph (c) RVD - Jeroen van der Meyde.

On 25 December 1969, Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven was born at Utrecht to Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and her husband Pieter van Vollenhoven. In 2000, Bernhard married Annette Sekrève. The prince is a maternal first cousin of King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands.

Princess Herzeleide Biron von Curland.

On 25 December 1918, Princess Herzeleide of Prussia was born at Bristow to Prince Oskar of Prussia and his wife Countess Ina-Marie von Bassewitz. In 1938, Herzeleide married Prince Karl Biron von Curland. The princess died on 22 March 1989 at Munich. The princes was a granddaughter of German Emperor Wilhelm II.

Princess Hermine von Schönburg-Waldenburg.
Photograph (c) Mardam.

On 25 December 1840, Princess Hermine Reuß zu Greiz was born at Greiz to Fürst Heinrich XX Reuß zu Greiz and his second wife Landgravine Karoline of Hesse-Homburg. In 1862, Hermine married Prince Hugo von Schönburg-Waldenburg. The princess died on 4 January 1890 at Droyssig.

Fürst Alexander zu Schaumburg-Lippe.

On 25 December 1958, Prince Alexander zu Schaumburg-Lippe was born at Düsseldorf to Fürst Philipp-Ernst zu Schaumburg-Lippe and his wife Baroness Eva-Benita von Tiele-Winckler. In 1993, Alexander firstly married Princess Marie Luise zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. In 2007, Alexander secondly married Nadja Anna Zsoeks. In 2020, Alexander married Makhameh Navabi. The fürst has one son and two daughters. Alexander is the Head of House Schaumburg-Lippe.

Hereditary Prince Carl-Anton zu Waldeck und Pyrmont and his father Fürst Wittekind.

On 25 December 1991, Hereditary Prince Carl-Anton zu Waldeck und Pyrmont was born at Arolsen to Fürst Wittekind zu Waldeck und Pyrmont and his wife Countess Cecilie von Goëß-Saurau. 
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1 comment:

  1. Fantastic post! Thanks for the information.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to all Their Highnesses --

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