Charles, 6th Prince of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
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Charles, 6th Prince of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Charles
Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Raymundus Fürst von Löwenstein JS.jpg
Charles as Father Raymundus Maria
Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Period3 November 1849-1908
PredecessorCharles Thomas
SuccessorAloys
Born(1834-05-21)21 May 1834
Haid, Kingdom of Bohemia, Austrian Empire
Died8 November 1921(1921-11-08) (aged 87)
Cologne, German Reich
SpousePrincess Adelheid of Ysenburg-Büdingen
Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein
IssuePrincess Maria Anna
Princess Franziska
Adelheid, Countess Adalbert Joseph of Schönborn
Princess Agnes
Joseph, Hereditary Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Maria Theresa, Duchess of Braganza
Aloys, 7th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Anna, Princess Felix of Schwarzenberg
Prince Johannes Baptista
Full name
German: Karl Heinrich Ernst Franz
HouseHouse of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
FatherConstantine, Hereditary Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
MotherPrincess Agnes of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
ReligionRoman Catholic

Charles, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (German: Karl VI, Fürst zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg) (May 21, 1834, Haid, Kingdom of Bohemia, Austrian Empire – November 8, 1921, Cologne, German Reich) was a German nobleman, the Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1849-1908), Catholic politician and later a Dominican friar. He was the first President of the Catholic Society of Germany (1868), and a member of the Reichstag from 1871 for the Catholic Centre Party.

Early life

He was the second child of Constantine, Hereditary Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1802-1838), and Princess Agnes of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1804-1835). He was a male-line descendant of Frederick I, Elector Palatine. He studied law, and succeeded to the headship of the House of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg and the title of Prince (Fürst) in 1849.

Marriage and children

He married Princess Adelheid of Ysenburg-Büdingen (10 Feb 1841-2 Mar 1861)[1] on 18 Oct 1859.[2] After her death, he married Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein in Vienna in 1863. Sophie and Charles had eight children:

Later life

After the death of his wife, he became a member of the Dominican Order as Fr. Raymundus Maria in 1907, and lived in the monastery of Venlo in the Netherlands. He was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1908. The same year, he gave up his title of Prince and was succeeded by his son.[3]

Honours

He was a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece.[4]

Ancestry

References

  1. ^ Ancestry.com. Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
  2. ^ Ancestry.com. Württemberg, Germany, Family Tables, 1550-1985 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
  3. ^ Frank Raberg: Biographisches Handbuch der württembergischen Landtagsabgeordneten 1815-1933. Kohlhammer Verlag, Stuttgart 2001, Seite 524
  4. ^ http://www.geneall.net/D/tit_page.php?id=25529

External links

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  • Abtei St. Hildegardis: "Fürst Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg sorgte für einen Neubeginn"
  • "Charles, 6th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg" (in German). Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte.
Charles, 6th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Cadet branch of the House of Löwenstein-Wertheim
Born: 21 May 1834 Died: 8 November 1921
German nobility
Preceded by
Charles Thomas
Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
3 November 1849-1908
Succeeded by
Aloys

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