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Prince Christoph of Hesse

Prince Christoph
Prince of Hesse
Born (1901-05-14)14 May 1901
Frankfurt, Germany
Died 7 October 1943(1943-10-07) (aged 42)
Forlì, Italy
Spouse Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark
Issue Princess Christina Margarethe
Princess Dorothea Charlotte Karin
Prince Karl Adolf Andreas
Prince Rainer Christoph Friedrich
Princess Clarissa Alice
House Hesse-Kassel
Father Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse
Mother Princess Margaret of Prussia

Christoph Ernst August of Hesse (Frankfurt, 14 May 1901 – Apennine Mountains near Forlì, 7 October 1943) was the son of Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse and Princess Margaret of Prussia. He was a German SS officer killed accidentally during World War II.


  • Career 1
  • Family 2
  • Ancestry 3
  • References 4


Prince Christophe was a director in the Third Reich's Ministry of Air Forces, Commander of the Air Reserves, and held the rank of Oberführer in the SS.[1] On 7 October 1943, he was killed in an airplane accident in a war zone of the Apennine mountains near Forlì, Italy.[1] His body was found two days later.


Born in Frankfurt, Prince Christoph was a great-grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha through their eldest daughter Victoria, Princess Royal, wife of Frederick III, German Emperor.

Christoph married Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark on 15 December 1930 in Kronberg im Taunus, Germany.[1] Princess Sophie was the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg, and the sister of the future Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

They had five children:[2]



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  2. ^ Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (editor). Burke's Guide to the Royal Family, Burke's Peerage, London, 1973, pp. 284-285 ISBN 0-220-66222-3
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  7. ^ (in Dutch)
  8. ^ Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants (Falkoping, Sweden: Rosvall Royal Books, 1997), pp 35-37, 134-135. ISBN 91-6305964-9.
  9. ^ (in Spanish)

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