Princess Hilda of Luxembourg (1897–1979)

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Princess Hilda
Princess consort of Schwarzenberg
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Princess Hilda in 1918
Born(1897-02-15)15 February 1897
Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg
Died8 September 1979(1979-09-08) (aged 82)
Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg
Spouse
(m. 1930; died 1950)
Names
French: Hilda Sophie Marie Adélaïde Wilhelmine
HouseNassau-Weilburg
FatherWilliam IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
MotherInfanta Marie Anne of Portugal

Princess Hilda of Luxembourg[citation needed] (French: Hilda Sophie Marie Adélaïde Wilhelmine de Nassau-Weilburg, Princesse de Luxembourg;[citation needed] 15 February 1897, Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg[citation needed] – 8 September 1979, Berg Castle, Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg[citation needed]) was a Princess of Luxembourg by birth and the Princess of Schwarzenberg by marriage.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Hilda was the third daughter[citation needed] of William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and his wife, Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal.[citation needed] Her two eldest sisters reigned as sovereign Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and titular Duchess of Nassau: Marie-Adélaïde and Charlotte.

Marriage[edit]

Princess Hilda married with Adolf, 10th Prince of Schwarzenberg (Frauenberg, 18 August 1890 – Bordighera, 27 February 1950) in Berg Castle on 29 October 1930. The couple shared a passion for agriculture, wildlife and botany and spent much of their time at their Stará Obora[permanent dead link] hunting lodge near Hluboká. They acquired Mpala Farm in Laikipia, Kenya, in 1933. Apart from bringing modern farming methods to the estate, Princess Hilda's husband built a hydroelectric power station there (some of the machinery was imported from his native Hluboká) and made exceptional improvements to his workers' living conditions. He inherited the family estates after his father's death in 1938. They did not have children.[citation needed]

Titles[edit]

  • 15 February 1897 – 29 October 1930: Her Grand Ducal Highness Princess Hilda of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau
  • 29 October 1930 – 1 October 1938: Her Grand Ducal Highness The Hereditary Princess of Schwarzenberg, Princess of Luxembourg and Nassau
  • 1 October 1938 – 27 February 1950: Her Grand Ducal Highness The Princess of Schwarzenberg, Princess of Luxembourg and Nassau
  • 27 February 1950 – 8 September 1979: Her Grand Ducal Highness The Dowager Princess of Schwarzenberg, Princess of Luxembourg and Nassau

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Généalogie des rois et des princes de Jean-Charles Volkmann Edit. Jean-Paul Giserot (1998)
Princess Hilda of Luxembourg (1897–1979)
Cadet branch of the House of Nassau
Born: 15 February 1897 Died: 8 September 1979
Regnal titles
Preceded by Heir to the crown of Luxembourg
1919–1921
Succeeded by