Princess Margarita of Leiningen

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Princess Margarita of Leiningen
Princess of Hohenzollern
Born (1932-05-09)9 May 1932
Coburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Überlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Spouse Frederick William, Prince of Hohenzollern
Issue Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern
Prince Albrecht
Prince Ferdinand
Full name
German: Margarita Ileana Viktoria Alexandra
House House of Leiningen
House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Father Karl, 6th Prince of Leiningen
Mother Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia

Princess Margarita of Leiningen[1][2] (Full German name: Margarita Ileana Viktoria Alexandra Prinzessin zu Leiningen[1][2]) (born 9 May 1932 in Coburg, Bavaria, Germany;[1][2] committed suicide[3] on 16 June 1996 in Überlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany[1][2]) was a Princess of Leiningen by birth and the Princess of Hohenzollern by marriage. Margarita was the fourth child and second-eldest daughter[1][2] of Karl, 6th Prince of Leiningen and his wife Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia.[1][2] Margarita was the Princess consort of Hohenzollern 6 February 1965 – 16 June 1996.

Marriage and issue

Margarita married Frederick William, Hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern (later Frederick William, Prince of Hohenzollern), eldest son of Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern and his wife Princess Margarete Karola of Saxony, civilly in Sigmaringen on 5 January 1951 and religiously in Amorbach on 3 February 1951.[1][2] Margarita and Frederick William had three sons:[1][2]

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 9 May 1932 – 5 January 1951: Her Serene Highness Princess Margarita of Leiningen
  • 5 January 1951 – 6 February 1965: Her Serene Highness The Hereditary Princess of Hohenzollern
  • 6 February 1965 – 16 June 1996: Her Highness The Princess of Hohenzollern


Family of Princess Margarita of Leiningen
16. Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen
8. Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen
17. Countess Maria Klebelsberg
4. Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen
18. Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden
9. Princess Marie of Baden
19. Princess Sophie of Sweden
2. Karl, 6th Prince of Leiningen
20. Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
10. Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
21. Princess Feodora of Leiningen
5. Princess Feodore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
22. Prince William of Baden
11. Princess Leopoldine of Baden
23. Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Württemberg
1. Princess Margarita of Leiningen
24. Alexander II of Russia
12. Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
25. Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine
6. Cyril Vladimirovich, Grand Duke of Russia
26. Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
13. Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
27. Princess Augusta Reuss of Köstritz
3. Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia
28. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
14. Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
29. Victoria of the United Kingdom
7. Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
30. Alexander II of Russia (= 24)
15. Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia
31. Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine (= 25)


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Princess Margarita of Leiningen
Born: 9 May 1932 Died: 16 June 1996
Titles in pretence
Preceded by — TITULAR —
Princess consort of Hohenzollern
Princess consort of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Princess consort of Hohenzollern-Hechingen

6 February 1965 – 16 June 1996
Reason for succession failure:
Principality annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1850
Succeeded by
Katharina de Zomer