Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1889–1945)
|Prince Waldemar of Prussia|
|Born||20 March 1889|
Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, German Empire
|Died||2 May 1945 (aged 56)|
Tutzing, Bavaria, Nazi Germany
|Burial||5 May 1945|
Princess Calixta of Lippe-Biesterfeld
|Father||Prince Henry of Prussia|
|Mother||Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine|
Prince Waldemar William Louis Frederick Victor of Prussia (German: Waldemar Wilhelm Ludwig Friedrich Viktor Heinrich; 20 March 1889 at Kiel – 2 May 1945 at Tutzing, Bavaria) was the eldest son of Prince Henry of Prussia and his wife, Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine.
Haemophilia and death
Waldemar, like his maternal first cousin, Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia; maternal uncle Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine; and youngest brother Heinrich, suffered from haemophilia. He died in a clinic in Tutzing, Bavaria because of the lack of blood transfusion facilities. He and his wife fled their home in light of the Russian advance, arriving in Tutzing, where Waldemar was able to receive his last blood transfusion. The U.S. Army overran the area the next day, on 1 May 1945, and diverted all medical resources to treat nearby concentration camp victims, preventing Waldemar's doctor from treating him. Waldemar died the following day, on 2 May.
Honours and awards
Prince Waldemar received the following awards:
- Knight of the Black Eagle, with Collar (Kingdom of Prussia)
- Grand Cross of the Red Eagle, with Crown (Kingdom of Prussia)
- Knight of the Prussian Crown, 1st Class (Kingdom of Prussia)
- Grand Commander of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern (Kingdom of Prussia)
- Cross of Honour of the Princely House Order of Hohenzollern, 1st Class (House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen)
- Knight of the House Order of Fidelity, 1909 (Grand Duchy of Baden)
- Grand Cross of the Ludwig Order, 19 March 1910 (Grand Duchy of Hesse and by Rhine)
- Knight of the Rue Crown (Kingdom of Saxony)
- Grand Cordon of the Order of the Chrysanthemum, 6 May 1912 (Empire of Japan)
- Grand Cross of St. Alexander, with Swords, 1916 (Kingdom of Bulgaria)
|Ancestors of Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1889–1945)|
- "Calixta of Lippe – (1895–1982), German princess consort of Prussia". A Bit Of History. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
- "The Feudal Herald". Pegasus Associates and The Baronage Press. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
- Handbuch über den Königlich Preußischen Hof und Staat (1918), Genealogy p.3
- Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Großherzogtum Baden (1910), "Großherzogliche Orden" p. 41
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- 刑部芳則 (2017). 明治時代の勲章外交儀礼 (PDF) (in Japanese). 明治聖徳記念学会紀要. p. 150.
- "Български: Азбучник на ордена "Свети Александър", 1912-1935 г., XIII том".
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