Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Feodora Victoria zu

PRINCE (GERMANY)
BORN 7 Jul 1839, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg - DIED 10 Feb 1872, Meiningen, Thüringen
GRAVE LOCATION Meiningen, Thüringen: Parkfriedhof, Am Steinernen Berg

Feordora zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg was a daughter of Ernst I zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Her mother was Feodora zu Leiningen, a half-sister of Queen Victoria. On 23 October 1858 she married the future George II von Sachsen-Meiningen, who had been a widower since 1855. They had met when he was on his way to Italy an became engaged almost immediately afterwards. But she wasn't well prepared for her marriage and Georg was still mourning his first wife Charlotte. Feodora wasn't interested intellectual or artistical subjects. Georg was a great lover of the arts and the theatre and tried to educate her, but the marriage was unhappy.

They had three children, but after their third child died in 1865 she stayed away from Meiningen as much as possible. In 1866 Georg became Duke of Sachsen-Meiningen and she became duchess-consort. Georg was still fond of her when she died of scarlet fever in 1872.

Family
• Son: Ernst, Prinz von Sachsen-Meiningen
• Husband: Georg II, herzog von Sachsen-Meiningen (1858-1872)

Related persons
• was painted by Winterhalter, Franz Xaver

Images

The grave with the ashes of the Dukes of Meiningen at the Parkfriedhof, Meiningen.
Picture by Androom (30 Aug 2013)

 

Sources
Feodora zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1839–1872) – Wikipedia


Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Gustav Adolf, Prinz zu

Published: 22 Dec 2019
Last update: 07 Aug 2021