Emich Carl, 2nd Prince of Leiningen


Emich Carl, 2nd Prince of Leiningen

Emich Carl, Prince of Leiningen (27 September 1763 – 4 July 1814) was a German nobleman.

He was born at Dürckheim, the fourth child and only son of Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, Count of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Hartenburg by his wife Countess Christiane Wilhelmine Luise of Solms-Rödelheim and Assenheim. On 3 July 1779 his father was made a Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, and Emich Carl became Hereditary Prince of Leiningen. On 9 January 1807 he succeeded his father as second prince of Leiningen.

Emich Carl was married firstly, on 4 July 1787, to Henriette, youngest daughter of Heinrich XXIV, Count of Reuss-Ebersdorf, by his wife Countess Karoline Ernestine of Erbach-Schönberg. They had one son together,

*Friedrich Karl Heinrich Ludwig, born 1 March 1793 and died 22 February 1800.

Henriette died on 3 September 1801, and Emich married a second time, on 21 December 1803, to Marie Luise Viktoria, the fourth daughter of Duke Franz Friedrich Anton of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld by his wife Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf, and a niece of his late wife. She bore him two further children,

*Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Emich, born 12 September 1804, who succeeded his father as third prince.
*Anna Feodora Auguste Charlotte Wilhelmine, born 7 December 1807, who married Ernst, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, and had issue.

Emich Carl died at Amorbach on the 4 July 1814 and was succeeded by his second (but only surviving) son.

His widow was married a second time, to Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent, fourth son of King George III of the United Kingdom. By him she had a second daughter, Princess Victoria of Kent, who would later become Queen of the United Kingdom.

Sources include:
*http://genealogy.euweb.cz/leiningen/leiningen6.html#EC


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