Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine

  • princess irene
    princess henry of prussia
    princess irene of hesse.jpg
    born(1866-07-11)11 july 1866
    new palace, darmstadt, grand duchy of hesse, german empire
    died11 november 1953(1953-11-11) (aged 87)
    schloss hemmelmark, barkelsby, schleswig-holstein, west germany
    burial15 november 1953
    schloss hemmelmark, barkelsby, schleswig-holstein, germany
    spouse
    prince henry of prussia
    (m. 1888; died 1929)
    issueprince waldemar of prussia
    prince sigismund of prussia
    prince henry of prussia
    full name
    irene luise marie anne
    househesse-darmstadt
    fatherlouis iv, grand duke of hesse and by rhine
    motherprincess alice of the united kingdom
    grand ducal family of
    hesse and by rhine
    wappen-hd (1902-1918).svg
    louis iv
    children
    victoria, marchioness of milford haven
    grand duchess elizaveta feodorovna of russia
    irene, princess heinrich of prussia
    ernest louis
    prince friedrich
    alexandra feodorovna, empress of russia
    princess marie

    princess irene of hesse and by rhine (irene luise marie anne, princess of hesse and by rhine, 11 july 1866 – 11 november 1953) was the third child and third daughter of princess alice of the united kingdom and louis iv, grand duke of hesse and by rhine. her maternal grandparents were queen victoria and prince albert of saxe-coburg and gotha. her paternal grandparents were prince charles of hesse and by rhine and princess elizabeth of prussia. she was the wife of prince henry of prussia, a younger brother of wilhelm ii, german emperor and her first cousin. the ss prinzessin irene, a liner of the north german lloyd was named after her.

    her siblings included princess victoria of hesse and by rhine, wife of prince louis of battenberg, grand duchess elizabeth feodorovna of russia, wife of grand duke sergei alexandrovich of russia, ernest louis, grand duke of hesse and by rhine, and empress alexandra feodorovna of russia, wife of tsar nicholas ii of russia. like her younger sister, the empress, irene was a carrier of the hemophilia gene, and irene would lose her sisters alix and elisabeth in russia to the bolsheviks.

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Princess Irene
Princess Henry of Prussia
Princess Irene of Hesse.jpg
Born(1866-07-11)11 July 1866
New Palace, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, German Empire
Died11 November 1953(1953-11-11) (aged 87)
Schloss Hemmelmark, Barkelsby, Schleswig-Holstein, West Germany
Burial15 November 1953
Schloss Hemmelmark, Barkelsby, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Spouse
Prince Henry of Prussia
(m. 1888; died 1929)
IssuePrince Waldemar of Prussia
Prince Sigismund of Prussia
Prince Henry of Prussia
Full name
Irene Luise Marie Anne
HouseHesse-Darmstadt
FatherLouis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine
MotherPrincess Alice of the United Kingdom
Grand Ducal Family of
Hesse and by Rhine
Wappen-HD (1902-1918).svg
Louis IV
Children
Victoria, Marchioness of Milford Haven
Grand Duchess Elizaveta Feodorovna of Russia
Irene, Princess Heinrich of Prussia
Ernest Louis
Prince Friedrich
Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia
Princess Marie

Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (Irene Luise Marie Anne, Princess of Hesse and by Rhine, 11 July 1866 – 11 November 1953) was the third child and third daughter of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom and Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine. Her maternal grandparents were Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Her paternal grandparents were Prince Charles of Hesse and by Rhine and Princess Elizabeth of Prussia. She was the wife of Prince Henry of Prussia, a younger brother of Wilhelm II, German Emperor and her first cousin. The SS Prinzessin Irene, a liner of the North German Lloyd was named after her.

Her siblings included Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, wife of Prince Louis of Battenberg, Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia, wife of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia, wife of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Like her younger sister, the empress, Irene was a carrier of the hemophilia gene, and Irene would lose her sisters Alix and Elisabeth in Russia to the Bolsheviks.

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