Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine


Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine

Infobox Person
name = Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine


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caption = Prince Friedrich, ca. 1872.
birth_date = birth date|1870|10|7|mf=y
birth_place = Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
death_date = death date and age|1873|5|29|1870|10|7|mf=y
death_place = Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
parents = Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom

Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine (Friedrich Wilhelm August Victor Leopold Ludwig), (October 7, 1870 - May 29, 1873), was the haemophiliac second son of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, thus he is a grandson of Queen Victoria. He died at the age of two and a half.

Life

Friedrich, called "Frittie" in the family, was a cheerful and lively child despite his illness. "Leopold" was added as one of his names in honor of his mother's haemophiliac brother, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, who was Friedrich's godfather.

Death

His haemophilia was first diagnosed in February 1873, a few months before his death, when he cut his ear and bled for three days. Bandages could not staunch the flow of blood.Mager (1998), p. 45] In late May 1873, Friedrich and his brother Ernst were playing together in their mother's bedroom. Ernst ran to another room, which was set at right angles to Alice's bedroom and peered through the window at his younger brother. Alice ran to get Ernst away from the window. When she was out of the room, Friedrich climbed onto a chair next to an open window in his mother's bedroom to get a closer look at his brother. The chair tipped over and Friedrich tumbled through the window, falling twenty feet to the balustrade below. Friedrich survived the fall and might have lived had he not been a haemophiliac. He died hours later of a brain hemorrhage.Mager (1998), p. 45]

Aftermath

Following Friedrich's death, his distraught mother often prayed at his grave and marked anniversaries of small events in his life. His brother Ernst told his mother he wanted all of the family to die together, not alone "like Frittie." Two of Friedrich's sisters, Irene and Alix, also had haemophiliac sons. [Mager (1998), p. 46]

Ancestry

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1= 1. Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine
2= 2. Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse
3= 3. Princess Alice of the United Kingdom
4= 4. Prince Karl of Hesse and by Rhine
5= 5. Princess Elizabeth of Prussia
6= 6. Albert, Prince Consort
7= 7. Victoria of the United Kingdom
8= 8. Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse
9= 9. Princess Wilhelmine of Baden
10= 10. Prince Wilhelm of Prussia
11= 11. Landgravine Maria Anna of Hesse-Homburg
12= 12. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
13= 13. Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
14= 14. Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
15= 15. Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
16= 16. Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse
17= 17. Landgravine Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt
18= 18. Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden
19= 19. Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
20= 20. Frederick William II of Prussia
21= 21. Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt
22= 22. Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg
23= 23. Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Darmstadt
24= 24. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
25= 25. Princess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf
26= 26. Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
27= 27. Duchess Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
28= 28. George III of the United Kingdom
29= 29. Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
30= 30. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (= 24)
31= 31. Princess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (= 25)

Notes

References

*Mager, Hugo (1998). "Elizabeth: Grand Duchess of Russia". Carroll and Graf Publishers, Inc. ISBN 0-7867-0678-3


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