Prince Sigismund of Prussia (1864–1866)

:"This page is about the Prince Sigismund born in 1864. For his nephew and namesake born in 1896, see Prince Sigismund of Prussia (1896-1978)"

Infobox Prussian Royalty|prince
name =Prince Sigismund
title =Prince Sigismund of Prussia

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royal house =House of Hohenzollern
father =Frederick III
mother =Victoria, Princess Royal
date of birth =birth date|1864|09|15|mf=y
place of birth =New Palace, Potsdam, Germany
date of death =(age in years and days|1864|09|15|1866|6|18)
place of death =New Palace, Potsdam, Germany
place of burial=Friedenskirche, Potsdam, Germany|

Prince Sigismund of Prussia ("Franz Friedrich Sigismund") (September 15, 1864–June 18, 1866) was the fourth child of Crown Prince Frederick William of Prussia (later German Crown Prince and then German Emperor as Frederick III), and Victoria, Princess Royal, eldest daughter of the British Queen Victoria.

He was born at the New Palace in Potsdam, Germany, in 1864. His mother found him much cleverer and more intelligent than his three elder siblings and believed he would have great potential when he grew up. However, he died from meningitis at the New Palace on June 18, 1866, aged twenty-one months. He was buried in the royal mausoleum of the Friedenskirche at Potsdam. His mother's grief and despair were intense, as his father, leading the Prussian army into battle against Austria, had taken away all the available doctors thus making it impossible for her to alleviate the suffering of her child or to prevent his death, the memory of which would haunt her for the rest of her life.


It is worth noting that Prince Sigismund was the first grandchild of Queen Victoria to pass away, almost 115 years before the last grandchild Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone who died in 1981.

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1= 1. Prince Sigismund of Prussia
2= 2. Frederick III, German Emperor
3= 3. Victoria, Princess Royal
4= 4. William I, German Emperor
5= 5. Princess Augusta of Saxe-Weimar and Eisenach
6= 6. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
7= 7. Victoria of the United Kingdom
8= 8. Frederick William III of Prussia
9= 9. Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
10= 10. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
11= 11. Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia
12= 12. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
13= 13. Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
14= 14. Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
15= 15. Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
16= 16. Frederick William II of Prussia
17= 17. Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt
18= 18. Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
19= 19. Frederica Caroline Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt
20= 20. Charles Augustus, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
21= 21. Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt
22= 22. Paul I of Russia
23= 23. Princess Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg
24= 24. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
25= 25. Princess Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf
26= 26. Emil, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
27= 27. Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
28= 28. George III of the United Kingdom
29= 29. Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
30= 30. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (= 24)
31= 31. Princess Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf (= 25)

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