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Emich Carl, 2nd Prince of Leiningen

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House  House of Leiningen

Name  Emich 2nd
Emich Carl, 2nd Prince of Leiningen
Born  27 September 1763 Durckheim (1763-09-27)
Issue  with Princess Henriette: Prince Friedrich with Princess Victoria: Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen Feodora, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Father  Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1st Prince of Leiningen
Mother  Countess Christiane Wilhelmine Luise of Solms-Rodelheim and Assenheim
Died  July 4, 1814, Amorbach, Germany
Parents  Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, 1st Prince of Leiningen
Spouse  Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (m. 1803), Princess Henriette of Reuss-Ebersdorf (m. 1787)
Children  Princess Feodora of Leiningen, Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen
Grandchildren  Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Similar People  Princess Feodora of Leiningen, Princess Victoria of Saxe‑Coburg‑Saalfeld, Countess Augusta Reuss of, Queen Victoria, Alfred - Duke of Saxe‑Co

Emich Carl, Prince of Leiningen (27 September 1763 – 4 July 1814) was a German nobleman. He is an ancestor of various European royals, including Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Felipe VI of Spain, and Constantine II of Greece. After his death, his widow, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, married a son of George III of Great Britain and became the mother of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.



Emich Carl was born at Dürckheim, the fourth child and only son of Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, Count of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Hartenburg by his wife Countess Christiane Wilhelmine Luise of Solms-Rödelheim and Assenheim(1736–1803). On 3 July 1779, his father was made a Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, and Emich Carl became Hereditary Prince of Leiningen. On 9 January 1807, he succeeded his father as second Prince of Leiningen.

Marriages and issue

Emich Carl was married firstly, on 4 July 1787, to Henriette, youngest daughter of Heinrich XXIV, Count of Reuss-Ebersdorf, by his wife, Countess Karoline Ernestine of Erbach-Schönberg. Henriette died on 3 September 1801. By this marriage, Emich Carl had issue one son, who died young and within the lifetime of his mother, being:

  • Prince Friedrich Karl Heinrich Ludwig of Leiningen (1 March 1793 - 22 February 1800)
  • On 21 December 1803, two years after the death of his first wife, Emich married Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, fourth daughter of Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld by his wife, Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf. His second wife was a niece of his late wife. She bore him two further children:

  • Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Emich (12 September 1804 - 13 November 1856); succeeded his father as third prince; married on 13 February 1829, Countess Maria Klebelsberg, and had issue.
  • Princess Anna Feodora Auguste Charlotte Wilhelmine of Leiningen (7 December 1807 - 23 September 1872); married in 1828, Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, and had issue. She is an ancestor of various European royals, including Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Felipe VI of Spain, and Constantine II of Greece.
  • Death and succession

    Emich Carl died at Amorbach on the 4 July 1814 and was succeeded by his only surviving son, Carl Friedrich.

    Post-mortem connections

    Four years after his death, his widow was married to Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, fourth son of King George III of the United Kingdom. By him, she had a single daughter, Princess Victoria of Kent, who would later become Queen regnant of the United Kingdom.


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