Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern

Prince Karl Anton
Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern
Born (1868-09-01)1 September 1868
Sigmaringen, Province of Hohenzollern, Prussia
Died 21 February 1919(1919-02-21) (aged 50)
Spouse Princess Joséphine Caroline of Belgium
Issue Princess Stephanie
Princess Marie Antoinette
Prince Albrecht
Princess Henriette
Full name
German: Karl Anton Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig
House Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Father Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern
Mother Infanta Antónia of Portugal

Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen[1][2] (German: Karl Anton Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Prinz von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen[1][2]) (1 September 1868[1][2] – 21 February 1919[1][2]) was a member of the Princely House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.[1][2] Karl Anton was the third and youngest son[1][2] of Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern and his wife Infanta Antónia of Portugal.[1][2] Karl Anton's elder brothers were William, Prince of Hohenzollern and Ferdinand I of Romania.[1][2]

Marriage and issue

On 28 May 1894 in Brussels, Karl Anton married his cousin Princess Joséphine Caroline of Belgium (Brussels 18 October 1872-Namur 6 January 1958), daughter of Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders and his wife Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.[1][2] In 1909 the couple purchased Namedy Castle [fr] near Andernach. Karl Anton served as a Prussian Lieutenant general during World War I and died after his return to Namedy in 1919, at age 51.

Karl Anton and Joséphine Caroline had four children:[1][2]

  • Princess Stephanie Josephine Karola Philippine Leopoldine Marie of Hohenzollern (8 April 1895 – 7 August 1975) she married Joseph Ernst Count of Glött, on 18 May 1920 and they were divorce in 1943.
  • Princess Marie Antoinette Wilhelmine Auguste Viktoria of Hohenzollern (23 October 1896 – 4 July 1965) she married Baron Egon Eyrl von und zu Waldgries und Liebenaich on 27 November 1924. They have four children:
    • Baroness Veronika Eyrl von und zu Waldgries und Liebenaich (15 August 1926 – 13 August 1942) she died at the age of fifteen.
    • Baroness Stephanie Eyrl von und zu Waldgries und Liebenaich (17 December 1930) she married Josef von Zallinger-Stillendorf on 27 November 1950. They have four children.
    • Baroness Elisabeth Eyrl von und zu Waldgries und Liebenaich (15 May 1932) she married Bernhard Baron von Hohenbuhel gennant Heufler of Rasen on 9 August 1954. They have six children.
    • Baron Carl Josef Eyrl von und zu Waldgries und Liebenaich (19 January 1935) he married Countess Isabelle Ceschi a Santa Croce on 12 April 1975. They have four children.
  • Prince Albrecht Ludwig Leopold Tassilo of Hohenzollern (28 September 1898 – 30 July 1977) he married Ilse Margot von Friedeburg on 19 May 1921. They have five children:
    • Princess Josephine Wilhelma of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (15 February 1922)
    • Princess Luise-Dorothea of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (9 February 1924 – November 1988) she married Egbert Count of Plettenberg on 11 June 1947. They have seven children.
    • Princess Rose-Margarethe of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (19 February 1930) she married Edgar Pfersdorf on 15 September 1955. They have four children.
    • Princess Maria of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1 April 1935 – 1 April 1935) she died at one day old.
    • Prince Godehard-Friedrich of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (17 April 1939) he married Heide Hansen on 29 August 1971. They have two children.
  • Princess Henriette Leopoldine Wilhelmine of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (29 September 1907 – 3 October 1907) she died at four days old.

Titles, styles, and honours

Titles and styles

  • 1 September 1868 – 3 September 1869: His Serene Highness Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.
  • 3 September 1869 – 21 February 1919: His Serene Highness Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern.


German decorations [3]
Foreign decorations [5]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Darryl Lundy (19 March 2005). "Karl Anton Prinz von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen". Retrieved 2008-12-28.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Paul Theroff. "HOHENZOLLERN". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-12-28.
  3. ^ Handbuch über den Königlich Preußischen Hof und Staat (1918), Genealogy p.6
  4. ^ a b Justus Perthes, Almanach de Gotha 1919 (1919) p. 73
  5. ^ Hof- und Staats-Handbuch des Königreich Preußen (1908), Genealogy p.6
  6. ^ Nieuws Van Den Dag (Het) 03-02-1894