Salviati, Dorothea von

NOBLEMAN (GERMANY)
BORN 10 Sep 1907, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 7 May 1972, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Bad Godesberg
GRAVE LOCATION Bonn-Poppelsdorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Poppelsdorfer Friedhof

Dorothea von Salviati studied with Prince Wilhelm of Prussia and they fell in love with each other. Wilhelm was a grandchild of emperor Wilhelm II. The former emperor didn't approve of a marriage because she was only of minor nobility and he still believed in a restoration of the Hohenzollerns in Germany.

Prince Wilhelm renounced his rights to the German throne and married Dorothea anyway on 3 june 1933 in Bonn. They had two daughters who were admitted to the House of Hohenzollern by the former emperor in 1940. Prince Wilhelm died during the invasion of France in 1940 and she led a quiet life afterwards. She died in 1972 in Bonn-Godesberg.

Images

The grave of Dorothea von Salviati at the Poppelsdorfer Friedhof, Bonn.
Picture by Androom (17 Jun 2012)

 

The grave of Dorothea von Salviati at the Poppelsdorfer Friedhof, Bonn.
Picture by Androom (17 Jun 2012)

 

Sources
• Theroff, Paul, The Descendants of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, Internet, 1996
Dorothea von Salviati - Wikipedia


Salvini, Guido

Published: 21 May 2018
Last update: 21 May 2018