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Encyclopedia > Princess Viktoria of Prussia

Her Royal Highness Princess Viktoria of Prussia was the daughter of Frederick III of Germany (1831-1888) and his wife, the former Princess Victoria, Princess Royal (1840-1901) daughter of Queen Victoria. She was born on April 12 1866. Her full name was Frederica Amalia Wilhelmine Viktoria, but to the public she was always Princess Viktoria, and in the family she was called Moretta. The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (German: Preußen or Preussen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: PrÅ«sai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad exclave of... There were three rulers known as Frederick (German Friedrich) III of Germany: Frederick the Handsome, Duke of Austria from 1308 to 1330, who was elected as German King in the time of Louis the Bavarian (1326) as the result of a compromise between the Houses of Wittelsbach and Habsburg. ... Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia (in German: Kaiserin Friedrich, née Her Royal Highness The Princess Victoria, Princess Royal of Great Britain and Ireland) (Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise), (21 November 1840 – 5 August 1901) was German Empress and Queen of Prussia. ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ...


Like her sisters, Sophie of Prussia and Margarete of Prussia, Viktoria was devoted to her mother and embraced English ways. As a young woman, Viktoria fell in love with Prince Alexander of Battenberg, who became Prince Alexander of Bulgaria. Her parents wanted the couple to marry, but Viktoria's grandfather, Wilhelm I of Germany and his chancellor, Otto von Bismarck were opposed to the match: they were afraid that is Viktoria married Alexander ('Sandro') Russia would be offend since they did not like what Sandro was doing in Bulgaria. A vicious and bitter war of words was fought, but eventually, Viktoria's parents had to back down, and the young princess gave up all hope of marrying Sandro. Alexander Joseph of Battenburg (April 5, 1857 - November 17, 1893), the first prince of modern Bulgaria, reigned from April 29, 1879 to September 7, 1886). ... Wilhelm I, (March 22, 1797 - March 9, 1888), German Emperor (Kaiser), ruled January 18, 1871-1888 and king of Prussia, ruled 1861-1888. ... Prince Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck-Schönhausen, Duke of Lauenburg (April 1, 1815 – July 30, 1898) was one of the most prominent European aristocrats and statesmen of the nineteenth century. ...


She ended up marrying Prince Adolf of Schaumberg-Lippe on 19 November 1890. The marriage was childless, and Adolf died in 1916. 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ...


Despite being techically on the German side in World War I, Viktoria was very sympathetic to the British cause. After the war, she met her second cousin, Prince Albert, later George VI of the United Kingdom and expressed the wish that they would all be friends again soon. Albert told her he did not think this would be possible for a great many years. George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor) (14 December 1895–6 February 1952) was the third British monarch of the House of Windsor, reigning from 11 December 1936 until his death. ...


On November 19 1927, Viktoria married a Russian refugee, Alexander Zoubkoff. He stole what remained of her money, and she was on the point of divorcing him when she died on 13 November 1929. 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


 
 

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