George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont

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George Victor
Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Reign 15 May 1845 – 12 May 1893
Born (1831-01-14)14 January 1831
Arolsen, Waldeck and Pyrmont
Died 12 May 1893(1893-05-12) (aged 62)
Marienbad, Kingdom of Bohemia
Spouse Princess Helena of Nassau (m 26 September 1853)
Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (m 29 April 1891)
Issue Princess Sophie
Pauline, Princess of Bentheim and Steinfurt
Marie, Princess William of Württemberg
Emma, Queen of the Netherlands
Princess Helena, Duchess of Albany
Friedrich, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Elisabeth, Princess of Erbach-Schönberg
Prince Wolrad
House Waldeck and Pyrmont
Father George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Mother Princess Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym

George Victor (14 January 1831 – 12 May 1893) was the 3rd sovereign Prince of the German state of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

He was born in Bad Arolsen the son of George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and his wife Princess Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym. He was succeeded by his eldest son Friedrich.

First marriage[edit]

On 26 September 1853, he married Princess Helena of Nassau, daughter of William, Duke of Nassau in Wiesbaden.


  1. Princess Sophie of Waldeck and Pyrmont (27 July 1854 – 5 August 1869) died unmarried.
  2. Princess Pauline of Waldeck and Pyrmont (19 October 1855 – 3 July 1925) married Alexis, Prince of Bentheim and Steinfurt.
  3. Princess Marie of Waldeck and Pyrmont (23 May 1857 – 30 April 1882) who married Prince Wilhelm of Württemberg and had issue.
  4. Princess Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont (2 August 1858 – 20 March 1934) who married King William III of the Netherlands and had issue.
  5. Princess Helene of Waldeck and Pyrmont (17 February 1861 – 1 September 1922) who married British Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany and had issue
  6. Prince Friedrich of Waldeck and Pyrmont (20 January 1865 – 26 May 1946) married Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe.
  7. Princess Elisabeth of Waldeck and Pyrmont (6 September 1873 – 23 November 1961) married Alexander, Prince of Erbach-Schönberg.


Second marriage[edit]

On 29 April 1891, he married Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg in Luisenlund.

Issue[edit]

  1. Prince Wolrad of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1892–1914)


Titles and styles[edit]

  • '14 January 1831 – 15 May 1845 His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.
  • '15 May 1845 – 12 May 1893 His Serene Highness The Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.


George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
Cadet branch of the House of Waldeck
Born: 14 January 1831 Died: 12 May 1893
Regnal titles
Preceded by Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
15 May 1845 – 12 May 1893
Succeeded by