Charles, 6th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg


Charles, 6th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Charles
Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Charles as Father Raymundus Maria
Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Period 3 November 1849–1908
Predecessor Charles Thomas
Successor Aloys
Spouse Princess Adelheid of Ysenburg-Büdingen
Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein
Issue
Princess 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
House House of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Father Constantine, Hereditary Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Mother Princess Agnes of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Born 21 May 1834(1834-05-21)
Haid, Kingdom of Bohemia, Austrian Empire
Died 8 November 1921(1921-11-08) (aged 87)
Cologne, German Reich
Religion Roman 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 monk. 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.

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Early life

He was the third 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 succedeed 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 (1841–1861) in 1859. After her death, he married Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein in Vienna in 1863. Sophie and Charles had eight children:

  • Princess Franziska of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (Kleinheubach 30 March 1864 - Düsseldorf 12 April 1930)
  • Princess Adelheid of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (Kleinheubach 17 July 1865 - Prague 6 September 1941), married Count Adalbert Joseph of Schönborn
  • Princess Agnes of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (Kleinheubach 22 December 1866 - Oosterhout 23 January 1954)
  • Joseph, Hereditary Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (Kleinheubach 11 April 1868 - Rome 15 February 1870)
  • Princess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (Rome 4 January 1870 - Vienna 17 January 1935), married Miguel, Duke of Braganza
  • Aloys, 7th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (Kleinheubach 15 September 1871 - Schloss Bronnbach 25 January 1952), married Countess Josephine Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau
  • Princess Anna of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (Kleinheubach 28 September 1873 - Vienna 27 June 1936), married Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg
  • Prince Johannes Baptista of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (Kleinheubach 29 August 1880 - Newport 18 May 1956), married Countess Alexandra of Bernstorff

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.[1]

Honours

He was a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece.[2]

References

  1. ^ Frank Raberg: Biographisches Handbuch der württembergischen Landtagsabgeordneten 1815–1933. W. Kohlhammer Verlag, Stuttgart 2001, Seite 524
  2. ^ http://www.geneall.net/D/tit_page.php?id=25529

External links

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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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