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Frederick William
Prince of Hohenzollern
Portrait by Günter Rittner, 2003.
Head of the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Predecessor Frederick
Heir-Apparent Karl Friedrich
Spouse Princess Margarita of Leiningen
Issue
Karl Friedrich, Hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern
Prince Albrecht
Prince Ferdinand
Full name
German: Friedrich Wilhelm Ferdinand Joseph Maria Manuel Georg Meinrad Fidelis Benedikt Michael Hubert
House House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Father Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern
Mother Princess Margarete Karola of Saxony
Born 3 February 1924 (1924-02-03) (age 85)
Schloss Umkirch, Umkirch, Germany

Frederick William, Prince of Hohenzollern[1][2] (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Ferdinand Joseph Maria Manuel Georg Meinrad Fidelis Benedikt Michael Hubert Fürst von Hohenzollern[1][2]) (born 3 February 1924[1][2]) is the head of the Princely House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.

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Biography

Frederick William was born in Schloss Umkirch.[1][2] He is the oldest son[1][2] of Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern (1891-1965) and his wife, Princess Margarete Karola of Saxony (1900-1962), the daughter of the last King of Saxony Frederick Augustus III.[1][2] He became the head of the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen on the 6 February 1965 following the death of his father Prince Friedrich. According to the Romanian succession laws of the kingdom's last democratic Constitution of 1923, upon the death of King Michael, provided he dies without any male children as is now likely, Prince Frederick William will likely inherit the rights of succession to the Romanian throne, although his grandfather's renunciation of right to the Romanian throne in favor of his brother, King Ferdinand I of Romania may be seen to deprive Frederick William of any such right himself (see "Line of succession to the Romanian throne").

Marriage and issue

Prince Frederick William married Princess Margarita of Leiningen (1932-1996) on the 3 February 1951 and they had three children:[1][2]

Titles, styles, honours and arms

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Titles and styles

  • 3 February 1924 – 22 October 1927: His Serene Highness Prince Frederick William of Hohenzollern
  • 22 October 1927 – 6 February 1965: His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern
  • 6 February 1965 – present: His Highness The Prince of Hohenzollern

Ancestry

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (20 September 2006). "Friedrich Wilhelm Fürst von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen". thePeerage.com. http://www.thepeerage.com/p10440.htm#i104391. Retrieved 2008-12-28.  
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Paul Theroff. "HOHENZOLLERN". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. http://pages.prodigy.net/ptheroff/gotha/hohenzollern.html. Retrieved 2008-12-28.  

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Frederick William, Prince of Hohenzollern
Cadet branch of the House of Hohenzollern
Born: 3 February 1924
German nobility
Preceded by
Frederick
Prince of Hohenzollern
6 February 1965 - present
Incumbent
Heir:
Karl Friedrich, Hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Frederick
— TITULAR —
Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Prince of Hohenzollern-Hechingen

6 February 1965 - present
Reason for succession failure:
Principality annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1850
Incumbent
Heir:
Karl Friedrich, Hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern
Romanian royalty
First Line of succession to the Romanian throne
1st position
Succeeded by
Karl Friedrich, Hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern

Friedrich Wilhelm
Prince of Hohenzollern

File:Rittner Friedrich Wilhelm Fürst von Hohenzollern
Portrait by Günter Rittner, 2003.
Prince of Hohenzollern
Reign 6 February 1965 – 16 September 2010
45 years 222 days
Predecessor Frederick
Successor Karl Friedrich
Spouse Princess Margarita of Leiningen
Issue
Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern
Prince Albrecht
Prince Ferdinand
Full name
German: Friedrich Wilhelm Ferdinand Joseph Maria Manuel Georg Meinrad Fidelis Benedikt Michael Hubert
House House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Father Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern
Mother Princess Margarete Karola of Saxony
Born February 3, 1924(1924-02-03)
Schloss Umkirch, Umkirch, Germany
Died September 16, 2010 (aged 86)

Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern[1][2] (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Ferdinand Joseph Maria Manuel Georg Meinrad Fidelis Benedikt Michael Hubert Fürst von Hohenzollern[1][2]) (3 February 1924[1][2]– 16 September 2010) was the head of the Princely House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.

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Biography

Friedrich Wilhelm was born in Schloss Umkirch.[1][2] He was the eldest son[1][2] of Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern (1891–1965) and his wife, Princess Margarete Karola of Saxony (1900–1962), the daughter of the last King of Saxony Frederick Augustus III.[1][2] He became the head of the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen on the 6 February 1965 following the death of his father Prince Friedrich, and remained so until his death on 16 September 2010.

According to the Romanian succession laws of the kingdom's last democratic Constitution of 1923, upon the demise of King Michael, provided he dies without any male children as is now likely, Friedrich Wilhelm's descendants will likely inherit the rights of succession to the Romanian throne, although his grandfather's renunciation of right to the Romanian throne in favour of his brother, King Ferdinand I of Romania may be seen to deprive Friedrich Wilhelm's lineage of any such right (see "Line of succession to the Romanian throne").

Marriage and issue

Friedrich Wilhelm married Princess Margarita of Leiningen (1932–1996) on 3 February 1951. They had three children:[1][2]

  • Prince Karl Friedrich of Hohenzollern (born 1952), who succeeded Friedrich Wilhelm as head of the House of Hohenzollern;
  • Prince Albrecht of Hohenzollern (born 1954);
  • Prince Ferdinand of Hohenzollern (born 1960).

Titles and styles

  • 3 February 1924 – 22 October 1927: His Serene Highness Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Hohenzollern
  • 22 October 1927 – 6 February 1965: His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern
  • 6 February 1965 – 16 September 2010: His Highness The Prince of Hohenzollern

Ancestry

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (20 September 2006). "Friedrich Wilhelm Fürst von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen". thePeerage.com. http://www.thepeerage.com/p10440.htm#i104391. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Paul Theroff. "HOHENZOLLERN". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. http://pages.prodigy.net/ptheroff/gotha/hohenzollern.html. Retrieved 2008-12-28. [dead link]

Obituary of His Highness Prince Friedrich Wilhelm, The Daily Telegraph, 13 October 2010

External links

Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern
Cadet branch of the House of Hohenzollern
Born: 3 February 1924
German nobility
Preceded by
Frederick
Prince of Hohenzollern
6 February 1965 – 16 September 2010
Succeeded by
Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Frederick
— TITULAR —
Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Prince of Hohenzollern-Hechingen

6 February 1965 – 16 September 2010
Reason for succession failure:
Principality annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1850
Succeeded by
Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern


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