Princess Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg

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Princess Marie Anne
Princess consort of Schaumburg-Lippe
Marie Anne, c. 1885
Born(1864-03-14)14 March 1864
Died3 May 1918(1918-05-03) (aged 54)
Bückeburg Mausoleum[1]
SpouseGeorg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
IssueAdolf II, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Prince Moritz Georg
Prince Peter
Wolrad, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Prince Stephan
Prince Heinrich
Princess Margaretha
Prince Friedrich Christian
Princess Elisabeth
HouseHouse of Saxe-Altenburg (by birth)
House of Lippe (by marriage)
FatherPrince Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg
MotherPrincess Augusta of Saxe-Meiningen

Princess Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg (14 March 1864 – 3 May 1918) was the consort of Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe.[2] As the eldest daughter of Prince Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg and his wife Princess Augusta of Saxe-Meiningen, and a sister of Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, Marie Anne was a member of the Ducal House of Saxe-Altenburg.[2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 16 April 1882 at Altenburg, Marie Anne married Georg, Hereditary Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe.[2] He was the eldest son of Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe, and succeeded as Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe in 1893.[2]

The couple had nine children together:

Silver wedding anniversary[edit]

On the occasion of their silver wedding anniversary in 1907, Emperor Wilhelm II presented to Georg and Marie Anne the family ancestral seat, Castle Schaumburg.[3] The castle had been controlled by the Hohenzollerns ever since Georg's grandfather sided with the Austrians in the 1866 Austro-Prussian War.[3] The gift was also meant to be in recognition of Georg's support in the dispute over the succession to the Lippe-Detmold throne.[3]

Prince George died on 29 April 1911. Princess Marie Anne died seven years later, on 3 May 1918 at age 54.[2]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ "SAXE-ALTENBURG". Royalty Guide. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage: Marie Anne Prinzessin von Sachsen-Altenburg". Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "Kaiser Rewards Prince", The New York Times, 21 April 1907
Princess Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg
Cadet branch of the House of Wettin
Born: 14 March 1864 Died: 3 May 1918
German royalty
Preceded by
Hermine of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Princess consort Schaumburg-Lippe
8 May 1893 – 29 April 1911
Principality abolished