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Prince Adalbert
Prince Adalbert of Prussia
Personal details
Born (1884-07-14)14 July 1884
Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Prussia, German Empire
Died 22 September 1948(1948-09-22) (aged 64)
La Tour de Peilz, Vaud, Switzerland
Spouse(s) Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Prince Adalbert of Prussia (Adalbert Ferdinand Berengar Viktor; 14 July 1884 – 22 September 1948) was the third son of Wilhelm II, German Emperor by his first wife, Princess Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Adalbert was born in Potsdam, Germany. He married Princess Adelheid "Adi" of Saxe-Meiningen (16 August 1891 – 25 April 1971) on 3 August 1914 in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and had three children, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren:

  • Princess Victoria Marina of Prussia (stillborn, 4 September 1915)
  • Princess Victoria Marina of Prussia (11 September 1917 – 21 January 1981) she married Kirby Patterson (24 July 1907 – 4 June 1984)[1] on 26 September 1947. They have three children and one grandson:
    • Berengar Orin Bernhard Kirby Patterson (21 August 1948 – 18 May 2011) he married Pamela Knight in 1994.
    • Marina Adelaide Emily Patterson (21 August 1948 – 10 January 2011) she married John Engel on 24 September 1982. They have one son:
      • William John Engel (17 February 1983)
    • Dohna Maria Patterson (7 August 1954) she married Stephen Pearl on 28 July 1974.
  • Prince Wilhelm Victor of Prussia (15 February 1919 – 7 February 1989), he married at Donaueschingen on 20 July 1944 Marie Antoinette, Countess of Hoyos (Hohenthurm, 27 June 1920 – Marbella, 1 March 2004). They have two children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Kaiserliche Marine[edit | edit source]

  • Leutnant zur See (Ensign / Acting Sub-Lieutenant)
  • Oberleutnant zur See (Lieutenant, Junior Grade / Sub-Lieutenant), before 1905 through at least 1908
  • Kapitänleutnant (Lieutenant) on staff in SMS Kaiser, 1914
  • Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander) in command of SMS Danzig, 1917
  • Fregattenkapitän (Commander) in command of SMS Dresden 1918.

Regimental Commissions[2][edit | edit source]

  • Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant) à la suite 1. Garderegiment zu Fuß (1st Regiment of Foot Guards), Potsdam, 1894
  • à la suite, Grenadierregiment König Friedrich der Große (3. Ostpreussisches) Nr. 4
  • à la suite, 1. Gardegrenadierlanwehrregiment (1st Reserve Regiment of Grenadier Guards)

Chivalric Orders[2][edit | edit source]

Military Decorations[edit | edit source]

  • Gold and silver Imtiyaz Medals (Privilege, Ottoman Empire)
  • Gold Liakat Medal (Merit, Ottoman Empire) - 21 October 1901 - during the visit to Istanbul of SMS Charlotte, where he served[3]
  • Iron Cross of 1914, 1st and 2nd class, Imperial Germany / Kingdom of Prussia

Death[edit | edit source]

Adalbert died in La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland, aged 64.

Ancestry[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Kirby William Patterson, thepeerage.com, 2002. Archived 2010-02-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Schench, G. Handbuch über den Königlich Preuβischen Hof und Staat fur das Jahr 1908. Berlin, Prussia, 1907.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Error: no |title= specified when using {{Cite web}}". 23 October 1901. 

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