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Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern

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Burial  Langenstein Castle
Name  Augusta of
House  Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

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Tenure  4 September 1913 – 2 July 1932
Born  19 August 1890 Potsdam, German Empire (1890-08-19)
Father  William, Prince of Hohenzollern
Mother  Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Died  August 29, 1966, Eigeltingen, Germany
Spouse  Count Robert Douglas (m. 1939–1955), Manuel II of Portugal (m. 1913–1932)
Parents  William, Prince of Hohenzollern, Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Siblings  Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern, Franz Joseph, Prince of Hohenzollern-Emden
Similar People  Manuel II of Portugal, Luis Filipe - Prince Royal of, Amelie of Orleans, Ferdinand II of Portugal, Princess Maria Teresa of

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Princess Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern (19 August 1890 – 29 August 1966) was the daughter of William, Prince of Hohenzollern and Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. In 1913, she married the deposed King Manuel II of Portugal. After his death, Augusta Victoria married a second time. She had no children from either marriage.

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Family

She was born in Potsdam, a daughter of William, Prince of Hohenzollern, sometime heir presumptive to the throne of the kingdom of Romania, (1864–1927) and his first wife Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

Her paternal grandparents were Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern and Infanta Antónia of Portugal, one of the heiresses to the throne of Portugal. Her maternal grandparents were Prince Louis, Count of Trani and Mathilde Ludovika, Duchess in Bavaria.

Louis was the eldest son of Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies and his second wife Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria. Mathilde was the fourth daughter of Maximilian, Duke in Bavaria and Princess Ludovika of Bavaria.

Maria Theresa was a daughter of Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen and Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg. The Archduke was a son of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor and Maria Louisa of Spain.

She was a paternal niece of King Ferdinand I of Romania.

Marriage and later life

On 4 September 1913, Augusta Victoria married Manuel II of Portugal. They were second cousins, both being great grandchildren of Ferdinand II of Portugal. He had succeeded to the Portuguese throne with the assassination of his father Carlos I of Portugal and older brother Luís Filipe, Duke of Braganza on 1 February 1908. He had been deposed by the 5 October 1910 revolution, resulting in the establishment of the Portuguese First Republic. The bride was twenty-three years old and the groom twenty-four. They were second cousins, both being great-grandchildren of Maria II of Portugal and Ferdinand II of Portugal. Manuel died on 2 July 1932, at Fulwell Park, Twickenham, Middlesex, England. There were no children from this marriage.

On 23 April 1939, Augusta Victoria married her second husband, Count Robert Douglas, the 13th head of the Swedish comital house of Douglas, lord of Langenstein Castle in Baden and heir of the Mühlhausen fideicommiss/entail (the eldest son of Count Ludvig Douglas). The bride was almost forty-nine years old and the groom fifty-nine. There were also no children from this marriage. Douglas died on 26 August 1955. Augusta died at Eigeltingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, aged 76.

Titles and Styles

  • 19 August 1890 – 4 September 1913: Her Serene Highness Princess Augusta Viktoria of Hohenzollern
  • 4 September 1913 – 2 July 1932: Her Most Faithful Majesty The Queen of Portugal and Algarves
  • 2 July 1932 – 2 July 1939: Her Most Faithful Majesty The Queen Dowager of Portugal and Algarves
  • 23 April 1939 – 29 August 1966: Her Serene Highness Princess Augusta Viktoria, Countess Robert Douglas
  • References

    Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern Wikipedia


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