prince whilhelm von wied(albania)

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prince whilhelm von wied(albania)

Post by Balrog » 18 Apr 2003 21:08

hello. i am researching prince whilhelm von wied. he ruled albania for 6 months in 1914, but after fighting with local war lord esad toptani and then having ww1 break out, was force to withdraw. i believe he fought in the austrian army during ww1. after the war he was not allowed to return to his throne by the allies. he moved to rumania where his sister in law was the queen of rumania. he died there in april, 1945. does anyone know what prince whilhelms ww1 war record was? perhaps someone who lives in germany can tell me where wied's home town is located? are there any weid family members left in the castle/palace? is there any current "prince of weid"? thank you for any information.

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Post by Peter H » 25 Apr 2003 10:45

The Zu Wieds were Germans.Wilhelm served in the 3rd Guards Uhlans pre war and had a staff position in WW1.

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http://www.postcardman.net/albania.html


Something on the Wied family heritage in the Rhineland:

http://www.zuwied.de/english/familie_en.htm

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Post by tyskaorden » 04 May 2003 20:50

His brother served as the German ambassador to Sweden before and during the Second World War. Just a little bit of useless fact.

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Post by Balrog » 05 Jun 2003 05:15

thank you, i'm grateful for every fact i can gain on this topic.

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Post by Peter H » 05 Jun 2003 07:30

Joel,
If you do a Google search on:

Prinz zu Wied 1914

you'll get some German websites that can be translated thru Google.

One says Wied(1876-1945)served for 3 years on the Russian front during WW1.

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Post by tyskaorden » 05 Jun 2003 12:44

According to the New Universal Encyclopedia the Wied family takes its name from the county of Wied in the Rhineland. They were counts from the 10th century and ruled thier county until the changes following the French Revolution.

In 1784 they where elevated to Princes and continued to reside in the town of Neuwied, which was founded by members of the family. Prince Wilhelm was offered the crown of Albania following the Balkan War of 1912. Taking the title mpret (from the latin imperator = emperor) he reigned March 7 to September 3 1914. After the Great War he and his family adopted Rumanian nationality in 1934. Wilhelm being the nephew of Queen Elizabeth of Rumania (1843-1916) the consort of king Carol I of Rumania, which she wed in 1869.

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Post by Peter H » 05 Jun 2003 13:12

Queen Elizabeth of Romania(nee Wied)
From Corbis.com

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Post by Balrog » 05 Jun 2003 22:10

the prince of albania was the queen of romania's nephew. i read (on an internet web site) that the prince of albania's wife(sophia) was the sister of the queen of romania in the 1930's. perhaps both cases are true. those royals intermarried quite a bit too much.

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Post by tyskaorden » 06 Jun 2003 12:47

As stated above queen Elizabeth of Rumania (nee Wied ) died in 1916. The queen of Rumania in the 1930ies was Helen (born princess of Grecce), she was the mother of the last? king of Rumania Mihai (or Michael born in 1921). The Greek royal family was of Danish decent, and thus not related to the zu Wieds.

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Post by Glenn A. Steinberg » 27 Jun 2003 16:47

For more information about the Prince of Wied's family and genealogy, go to <http://gsteinbe.intrasun.tcnj.edu/royalty/houses/wied.htm>. The brother who was German ambassador to Sweden under the Nazis was Prince Viktor (b. 1877). He was distantly related to the Swedish royal family (e.g., through his ancestor Duke Wilhelm of Nassau-Weilburg).

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Post by Mikael » 13 Jul 2003 20:21

HSH Wilhelm Friedrich Hermann Otto Karl 6th Fürst zu Wied, Count zu Isenburg ("Fritz")
(Born as: HSH Wilhelm Friedrich Hermann Otto Karl Hereditary Prince zu Wied)
* Neuwied, June 27th, 1872
† Neuwied, June 18th, 1945

Who was he ?
Does anyone have an image of him ?
I was first thinking that it could be the german ambassdor to Sweden in ww2.. But then i found it it wasnt.. Or is it..
Either way, does anyone have image of him ?

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Post by Balrog » 25 Jul 2003 02:12

according to an internet web site prince wihelm von wieds daughter was arrested after ww2 by the romanian communists, and sent to a communist labor camp, where she died in 1956. i have not been able to find out if this is true or not. internet web sites are not always accurate. does anyone have any information on the fate of prince wihelm's children? the son was named karl victor, the daughter was named marie elenora.

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Post by Peter H » 27 Jul 2003 09:53

All I can find on the Wied's:

HSH Wilhelm Friedrich Heinrich Prince zu Wied
(Since February 6th, 1914:) HH Wilhelm Friedrich Heinrich Prince of Albania, Prince zu Wied
* Neuwied, March 26th, 1876
† Predeal near Sinaia, April 18th, 1945
Prince of Albania (elected: February 6th, 1914; fled from the country: September 5th, 1914)
Married:

Waldenburg, November 30th, 1906:
HSH Sophie Princess von Schönburg-Waldenburg
* Potsdam, May 21st, 1885
† Fontaneli Castle, Romania, February 3rd, 1936

Children from this marriage:

HSH Marie Eleonore Elisabeth Cecilie Mathilde Lucie Princess zu Wied
(Since February 6th, 1914:) HH Marie Eleonore Elisabeth Cecilie Mathilde Lucie Princess of Albania, Princess zu Wied
* Potsdam, February 19th, 1909
† (in internment camp) Miercurea Ciuc, September 29th, 1956
Married:

Munich, November 16th, 1937:
HSH Alfred Prince von Schönburg-Waldenburg
* Droyssig, October 30th, 1905
† (disease in military service) Reserve Hospital, Zeitz, March 10th, 1941
Bucharest, February 5th, 1949:
Ion Octavian Bunea
* Galatz, November 13th, 1899
† ...
HSH Karl Viktor Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Günther Prince zu Wied
(Since February 6th, 1914:) HH Karl Viktor Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Günther Hereditary Prince of Albania, Prince zu Wied
* Potsdam, May 19th, 1913
† Munich, December 8th, 1973
Hereditary Prince of Albania, February 6th, 1914
Married:

New York City, New York, September 8th, 1966:
Eileen Johnston
* Chester, September 3rd, 1922
† New York City, New York, September 1st, 1985

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