Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Hermann Ernst Franz Bernhard, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (31 August 1832 – 9 March 1913) was the 6th Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and the second son of Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Princess Feodora of Leiningen (half-sister of Queen Victoria).

Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Hermann Ernst Franz Bernhard VI, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Born(1832-08-31)31 August 1832
Langenburg, Kingdom of Württemberg
Died9 March 1913(1913-03-09) (aged 80)
Langenburg, Kingdom of Württemberg
SpousePrincess Leopoldine of Baden
IssueErnst II, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Princess Elise
Feodore, Princess of Leiningen
Full name
German: Hermann Ernst Franz Bernhard
HouseHouse of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
FatherErnst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
MotherPrincess Feodora of Leiningen

He succeeded to the title of Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg) on 21 April 1860, when his elder brother signed over his rights to the throne. He died on 9 March 1913 in Langenburg, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire (present-day Baden-Württemberg, Germany).

Life and career

He was a general in the Prussian Cavalry.

On 19 September 1899, he and his wife were in a saloon railway carriage at Perth Station. Lieutenant Colonel H A Yorke (RE retired), the Inspecting Officer of Railways who reported on the accident, said that they had had a miraculous escape from injury when another train collided with the stationary train in which they were standing.

Marriage and children

On 24 September 1862 at Karlsruhe, he married Princess Leopoldine of Baden, daughter of Prince William of Baden.

They had three children (one son and two daughters):



  • Kurt Eißele: Fürst Hermann zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg als Statthalter im Reichsland Elsass-Lothringen 1894–1907. O.O., 1950
  • Günter Richter: Hermann Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg. In: Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB). Vol 9, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 1972, p. 491 et suiv.
Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Cadet branch of the House of Hohenlohe
Born: 31 August 1832 Died: 9 March 1913
German nobility
Preceded by
Carl Ludwig II
Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Succeeded by
Ernst II
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