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Caroline Reuss of Greiz

Empress Hermine and the tragic wedding

Hermine Reuss of Greiz was one of the five daughters of Heinrich XXII, Prince Reuss of Greiz and his wife Princess Ida of Schaumburg-Lippe. Her childhood was overshadowed by the death of her mother in childbirth and the incurable disability of her only brother.  A 13-year marriage to Prince Johann Georg of Schönaich-Carolath produced five [read more]

Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Prussia

The Kingdom of Prussia came into being in 1701 in return for an alliance against France in the War of the Spanish Succession. Elector Frederick III of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia became the first King in Prussia in 1701 and crowned himself King Frederick I on 18 January 1701 in Königsberg. Frederick was married three times. His first wife [read more]