Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen Antique Signed Photo 1919 Germany


Fine large antique photo signed by Emich, 5th Prince of Leiningen (1866-1939), also signed in pencil by the photographer in Frankfurt dating it to 1919.

He was the son of Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen. He was 5th Prince of Leiningen from 1904 to 1918, and afterwards titular Prince of Leiningen from 1918 until his death.

Emich was born at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, the second child and only son of Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen. Through his mother he was descendant of Swedish monarchs, such as Gustav IV Adolf and Gustav III. His paternal grandfather, Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen, was the half-brother of Queen Victoria.

He was baptised at Osborne House in 1866 and his godparents were his paternal great-aunt, Princess Feodora of Leiningen, his maternal uncle Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden (represented by Hermann, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg) and his paternal uncle Prince Eduard of Leiningen (represented by Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha).

Emich married Princess Feodore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, with whom he had five children.
Size of Photo: 29.5 x 22 cm approx

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