|Tenure Since 28 August 2003|
House House of Lippe
Name Alexander, of
|Father Prince Philipp-Ernst|
Predecessor Prince Philipp-Ernst
|Born 25 December 1958 (age 56)Dusseldorf (1958-12-25) |
Spouse Princess Marie Luise of Sayn-Wittgenstein-BerleburgNadja Anna Zsoeks
Mother Baroness Eva-Benita von Tiele-Winckler
Parents Philipp-Ernst, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Children Heinrich Donatus, Hereditary Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Grandparents Wolrad, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Great-grandparents Princess Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg, Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe
Similar People Heinrich Donatus - Hereditar, Gertraud Wagner‑Schoppl, Jette Joop, Wolrad - Prince of Schaumburg‑Lippe, Wolfgang Joop
Alexander, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (Ernst August Alexander Christian Viktor Hubert) (born 25 December 1958) is the head of the House of Schaumburg-Lippe, which ruled the sovereign principality of the same name within the German Empire until 1918.
He was born in Düsseldorf, the second son of Philipp-Ernst, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (1928-2003) and his wife Baroness Eva-Benita von Tiele-Winckler (1927-2013). At the time of the death of his grandfather, Prince Wolrad in 1962, Alexander was unlikely to succeed to the headship of the princely house. However following the death of his older brother Hereditary Prince Georg-Wilhelm in a motorcycle accident on 31 July 1983, Alexander became the heir apparent and new Hereditary Prince. He succeeded as head of the princely house following his father's death on 28 August 2003.
Marriage and children
Alexander married Nadja Anna Zsoeks (born 20 February 1975) civilly at Bückeburg on June 28, 2007 and religiously at Bückeburg two days later, June 30. They officially announced that they had separated on March 27, 2015. Nadja is an attorney in Munich. The couple has two daughters:
Alexander's current partner is pianist Mahkameh Navabi.