Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia


Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia

Infobox_Prince| name = Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia


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consort =Duchess Sophie Charlotte Holstein-Gottorp of Oldenburg
royal house =House of Hohenzollern
father =Emperor Wilhelm II
mother =Duchess Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein
date of birth =birth date|1883|07|07|mf=y
place of birth =Potsdam, Prussia
date of death = death date and age|1942|12|08|1883|07|07|mf=y
place of death =Potsdam, Brandenburg
place of burial=|

Prince Eitel Friedrich (Wilhelm Eitel Friedrich Christian Karl) (July 7, 1883–December 8, 1942) was a son of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany by his first wife, Duchess Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein. He was both born and died in Potsdam, Germany.

On 27 February 1906 Prince Eitel married "Duchess Sophie Charlotte Holstein-Gottorp of Oldenburg" (2 February 1879 Oldenburg, Germany - 29 March 1964 Westerstede, Germany) in Berlin, Germany. They were divorced 20 October 1926 and had no children.

From 1907-1926 he was Grand Master of the Lutheran Order of St. John (Johanniter-orden).

Prince Eitel was in the front line from the beginning of the First World War and was wounded at Bapaume, where he commanded the Prussian First Foot Guards. He temporarily relinquished command to Count Hans von Blumenthal, but returned to duty before the end of the year. The following year he was transferred to the Eastern Front and during the Summer of 1915, was out in a field in Russia when he had a chance encounter with Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron) who had just [http://www.richthofen.com/arcdocs/richt_04.htm crashed with his superior officer, Count Holck] . The two men were hiding in a nearby tree line from what they thought was the advancing Russian army and who turned out to be the grenadiers, guardsmen, and officers of Prince Eitel. 1921 he was found guilty of fraudulent transfer of 300.000 Mark and sentenced to a fine of 5000 Mark. [ [http://www.textlog.de/tucholsky-prinz-friedrich.html Tucholsky: Awrumele Schabbesdeckel und Prinz Eitel-Friedrich von Hohenzollern ] at www.textlog.de]

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1= 1. Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia
2= 2. William II, German Emperor
3= 3. Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein
4= 4. Frederick III, German Emperor
5= 5. Victoria, Princess Royal
6= 6. Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein
7= 7. Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
8= 8. William I, German Emperor
9= 9. Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
10= 10. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
11= 11. Victoria of the United Kingdom
12= 12. Christian, Duke of Augustenborg
13= 13. Louise of Danneskiold-Samsøe
14= 14. Ernst, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
15= 15. Princess Feodora of Leiningen
16= 16. Frederick William III of Prussia
17= 17. Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
18= 18. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
19= 19. Maria Pavlovna of Russia
20= 20. Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
21= 21. Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
22= 22. Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
23= 23. Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
24= 24. Frederik Christian II, Duke of Augustenborg
25= 25. Louise Auguste of Denmark
26= 26. Christian-Conrad, Count of Danneskiold-Samsøe
27= 27. Johanna Kaas of Mur
28= 28. Charles Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
29= 29. Amalie of Solms-Baruth
30= 30. Emich Carl, 2nd Prince of Leiningen
31= 31. Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (= 23)

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