Friedrich Wilhelm zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen - Friedrich Wilhelm zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen

Friedrich Wilhelm zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen around 1850

Prince Friedrich Wilhelm Eduard Alexander zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen (born January 9, 1826 in Koschentin , † October 24, 1895 in Koschentin ) was a Prussian general of the cavalry and heir to Koschentin.



Friedrich Wilhelm came from the noble house of Hohenlohe- Ingelfingen. His parents were the Prussian Prime Minister Prince Adolf zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen (1797–1873) and Luise zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1799–1881). Carl zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen (1820–1890) and Kraft zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen (1827–1892) were his brothers, [1] Alfred zu Erbach-Fürstenau (1813–1874) was his brother-in-law.


Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen began his officer career in the Prussian army in April 1845 as a second lieutenant aggregated to the 1st Guard Uhlan Regiment . In July 1845 he received the patent for his rank and was ranked in 1848. With his promotion to Premier Lieutenant in 1853 he was re-aggregated to the regiment. In 1855 he was assigned to the service of Prince Albrecht of Prussia , accompanied him to the University of Bonn , advanced to Rittmeister in the 2nd Guard Uhlan Regiment in 1855 and was finally released from his command in 1856.

Then in 1858 he was squadron chief in the 2nd Guard Uhlan Regiment and in 1859 accompanied Field Marshal Wrangel to Stockholm . There he was awarded the Swedish Order of the Sword . He rose to major in 1860 and became a regular staff officer in the 2nd Silesian Uhlan Regiment . In 1862 he switched to the regiment of the Gardes du Corps and in 1864 became a wing adjutant of King Wilhelm I. After his promotion to lieutenant colonel in 1865, he took the position of commander in the Uhlan regiment in 1866 (No. 11) started, but remained a wing adjutant.

In the German War he took part in the battles at Liebenau and Münchengrätz as well as in the battle at Königgrätz . Also in 1866 he received the Commander's Cross of the House Order of Hohenzollern with Swords and the Mecklenburg-Schwerin Military Merit Cross, 2nd class , finally became commander of the 3rd Guard Uhlan Regiment and rose to the rank of colonel . This was followed in 1867 by the award of the Russian Order of St. Anna, 2nd class, and in 1869, the Order of the Crown, 2nd class .

In the Franco-Prussian War he took part in the battles at Beaumont , Sedan , Le Bourget , the siege of Paris and the expedition to Normandy . For the latter he was awarded the Iron Cross, 2nd class .

Immediately after the war he became the commander of the 2nd Guards Cavalry Brigade, again leaving his position as a wing adjutant. In 1871 he was awarded the swords to the Order of the Crown, 2nd class, and he was promoted to major general when he was appointed general à la suite of the emperor while retaining his position as brigade commander . He was then awarded the 1873 character as a lieutenant general and of the leaving of his relationship as a General à la suite with pension for grabs asked.

In 1873 he also received the Bavarian Order of Hubertus and in 1874 the Order of the Red Eagle, 2nd class with oak leaves . He was also appointed to the army officers à la suite in 1874. In 1875, the Order of the Crown, 1st Class with Swords on the Ring, was awarded. He received his patent for lieutenant general in 1879 and the character of general of the cavalry in 1881. In 1882 he was honored with the Order of the Red Eagle First Class with Oak Leaves, the enamel band of the Order of the Crown with swords on the ring and the Grand Cross of the Austrian Leopold Order . He was sent to the Holy See in 1888 to report the death of the emperor. Friedrich III. took it over from its predecessor asAdjutant General . In 1888 he was awarded the Order of Mauritius and Lazarus and the Order of Alexander Nevsky . Finally Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen was awarded the Grand Cross of the Red Eagle Order in 1892.


Friedrich Wilhelm married Countess Anna Caroline Louise Amalie Auguste von Giech (1849–1909), daughter of Carl von Giech (1795–1863) and Franziska von Bismarck (1813–1872) in 1872 . The marriage had five children.

  1. Franziska Constanze Luise Adelheid Caroline Julie zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen (1873–1937)
  2. Anna-Luise Helene Ellinor zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen (1876–1969)
  3. Adele Luise Mathilde Jenny Helene zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen (1877–1961), ∞ Count Gottfried von Pückler-Limpurg (1871–1957)
  4. Wilhelm Friedrich Karl Gottfried Kraft zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen (1879–1960)
  5. Maria Agnes Amelie Elise zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen (1883–1918)



Individual evidence

  1. Gothaisches genealogical paperback . 106th year, Justus Perthes , Gotha 1869, p. 722 ; 108th year, 1871, pp. 133-134.