Ernst II, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Ernst II, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Ernst II
Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Ernst II with his wife.
Reign 9 March 1913– 11 December 1950
(&1000000000000003700000037 years, &10000000000000277000000277 days)
Predecessor Hermann VI
Successor Gottfried
Spouse Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Issue
Gottfried, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Marie Melita, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein
Princess Alexandra Beatrice of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Princess Irma Helene of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Prince Alfred of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Father Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Mother Princess Leopoldine of Baden
Born 13 September 1863(1863-09-13)
Langenburg, Kingdom of Württemberg
Died 11 December 1950(1950-12-11) (aged 87)
Langenburg, West Germany

Ernst Wilhelm Friedrich Carl Maximilian, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (13 September 1863 – 11 December 1950) was a German aristocrat, born to Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, and Princess Leopoldine of Baden, daughter of Prince William of Baden.

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Biography

Marriage

He was a grand-nephew of Queen Victoria, and married Victoria's granddaughter, Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh daughter of The Prince Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna on 20 April 1896 at Coburg, Bayern, Germany.

Professional life

He worked in the German foreign office, as well as serving as an assistant to his father, who was German Governor of Alsace-Lorraine from 1894 to 1907. From 1900 to 1905 he acted as regent for his wife's cousin, Karl Eduard, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. From 1907 to 1911 he served in the Reichstag, and served as a vice president from 1909 to 1910. He succeeded his father as Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg in 1913, allowing him to sit in the Kingdom of Württemberg's House of Lords until 1918. He served the German government in various diplomatic and military roles during the First World War - as General Delegate to the Eastern Front, as Imperial Commissioner and Military Inspector, and as special envoy to Constantinople and the Balkans.

Relationship with Nazi party

After Hitler took power in Germany, the prince, whose son had already joined the Nazi Party in 1931, joined the Nazi Party in 1936. He retreated into private life after the Second World War, and died on 11 December 1950 at age 87 at Langenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. His children were descended from both Queen Victoria and Victoria's half-sister Feodora of Leiningen.

Children

Ancestry

Ernst II, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Cadet branch of the House of Hohenlohe
Born: 13 September 1863 Died: 11 December 1950
German nobility
Preceded by
Hermann
Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
1913–1919
Succeeded by
German nobiliy titles abolished
Titles in pretence
Loss of title — TITULAR —
Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
1919 – 1950
Reason for succession failure:
German nobiliy titles abolished
Succeeded by
Gottfried

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