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Emich Carl, Prince of Leiningen (27 September 1763 – 4 July 1814) was a German nobleman.

He was born at Dürckheim, the fourth child and only son of Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, Count of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Hartenburg by his wife Countess Christiane Wilhelmine Luise of Solms-Rödelheim and Assenheim. On 3 July 1779 his father was made a Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, and Emich Carl became Hereditary Prince of Leiningen. On 9 January 1807 he succeeded his father as second prince of Leiningen.

Emich Carl was married firstly, on 4 July 1787, to Henriette, youngest daughter of Heinrich XXIV, Count of Reuss-Ebersdorf, by his wife Countess Karoline Ernestine of Erbach-Schönberg. They had one son together,

  • Friedrich Karl Heinrich Ludwig, born 1 March 1793 and died 22 February 1800.

Henriette died on 3 September 1801, and Emich married a second time, on 21 December 1803, to Marie Luise Viktoria, the fourth daughter of Duke Franz Friedrich Anton of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld by his wife Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf, and a niece of his late wife. She bore him two further children,

Emich Carl died at Amorbach on the 4 July 1814 and was succeeded by his second (but only surviving) son.

His widow was married a second time, to Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent, fourth son of King George III of the United Kingdom. By him she had a second daughter, Princess Victoria of Kent, who would later become Queen of the United Kingdom.

Preceded by
Carl Friedrich Wilhelm
Prince of Leiningen
Succeeded by
Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Emich

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