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Princess Joséphine Caroline of Belgium

Princess Joséphine Caroline of Belgium
Princess Joséphine Caroline of Hohenzollern

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Spouse Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern
Issue
Princess Stephanie
Princess Marie Antoinette
Prince Albrecht
Princess Henriette
Full name
French: Joséphine Caroline Marie Albertine
House House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Father Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders
Mother Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Born (1872-10-18)18 October 1872
Brussels, Belgium
Died 6 January 1958(1958-01-06) (aged 85)
Namur, Belgium

Princess Joséphine Caroline of Belgium (18 October 1872 – 6 January 1958). She was the daughter of Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders and Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.

Biography

Belgian Royalty
House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Leopold I
Children
Crown Prince Louis-Philippe
Leopold II
Philippe, Count of Flanders
Charlotte, Empress of Mexico
Grandchildren
Prince Baudouin
Princess Joséphine Marie
Princess Henriette, Duchess of Vendome and Alençon
Joséphine Caroline, Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Albert I
Leopold II
Children
Louise, Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Leopold, Duke of Brabant
Stéphanie, Crown Princess of Austria
Clémentine, Princess Napoléon
Albert I
Children
Leopold III
Prince Charles
Marie-José, Queen of Italy
Leopold III
Children
Joséphine-Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Baudouin
Albert II
Prince Alexander
Princess Marie-Christine
Princess Maria-Esmeralda
Baudouin
Albert II
Children
Philippe I
Astrid, Archduchess of Austria-Este
Prince Laurent
Grandchildren
Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant
Prince Gabriel
Prince Emmanuel
Princess Eléonore
Prince Amedeo
Princess Maria Laura
Prince Joachim
Princess Luisa Maria
Princess Laetitia Maria
Princess Louise
Prince Nicolas
Prince Aymeric
Philippe
Children
Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant
Prince Gabriel
Prince Emmanuel
Princess Eléonore

Joséphine Caroline married her maternal first cousin Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen on 28 May 1894 in Brussels. Their relationship is described as a happy one. They lived in the Burg Namedy. During the WWI, she made the residence to a military hospital for wounded soldiers. In 1936, Joséphine Caroline joined the Catholic Benedictine order and became a nun in Namur in Belgium.

Marriage and issue

On 28 May 1894 in Brussels, she married her maternal first cousin Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, later simply of Hohenzollern (Sigmaringen, 1 September 1868 - Namedy, 21 February 1919), third son of Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, later simply of Hohenzollern and Infanta Antónia of Portugal. They had the following children;

  • Princess Stephanie Josephine Karola Philippine Leopoldine Marie of Hohenzollern (8 April 1895 Potsdam, Germany – 7 August 1975 Dießen am Ammersee, Germany), married Joseph Ernst, Count Fugger von Glott (26 October 1895 – 13 May 1981 Miesbach, Germany), on 18 May 1920.
  • Princess Marie Antoinette Wilhelmine Auguste Viktoria of Hohenzollern (23 October 1896 – 4 July 1965) married Baron Egon Eyrl von und zu Waldgries und Liebenaich (6 December 1892 Bolzano, Italy – 27 April 1981 Überlingen, Germany), on 27 November 1924)
  • Prince Albrecht Ludwig Leopold Tassilo of Hohenzollern (28 September 1898 Potsdam – 30 July 1977), married Isle Margot Klara Willy von Friedeburg (28 June 1901 Potsdam – 2 July 1988) on 19 May 1921, in Potsdam, and had five children.
  • Princess Henriette Leopoldine Wilhelmine of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (29 September 1907 – 3 October 1907).

Titles and styles

  • 18 October 1872 – 28 May 1894: Her Royal Highness Princess Joséphine Caroline of Belgium
  • 28 May 1894 – 6 January 1958: Her Royal Highness Princess Joséphine Caroline of Hohenzollern

Honours

Ancestry

Josephine's ancestors in three generations
Princess Josephine of Belgium Father:
Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders
Paternal Grandfather:
Leopold I of Belgium
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Countess Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf
Paternal Grandmother:
Princess Marie d'Orléans
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Louis-Philippe I, King of the French
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies
Mother:
Princess Marie of Hohenzollern
Maternal Grandfather:
Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Charles, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Marie Antoinette Murat
Maternal Grandmother:
Princess Josephine of Baden
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Karl, Grand Duke of Baden
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Stéphanie de Beauharnais

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