Waldemar Friedrich Ernst von Hohenzollern

Waldemar Friedrich Ernst von Hohenzollern

Birth
Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Death 27 Mar 1879 (aged 11)
Potsdam, Stadtkreis Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Burial Potsdam, Stadtkreis Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Memorial ID 8653947 · View Source
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Prussian Royalty. Born by the name of Joachim Friedrich Ernst Waldemar as the fourth son of crown prince Friedrich Wilhelm, later Emperor Friedrich III, and his wife Victoria. Cause of Death: DiphtheriaWaldemar was the favourite of both the Princess Royal and her husband. He was a lively, cheerful boy, boisterous and high-spirited, with a sensible, independent and honest nature. He was quick to learn and his mother found him a pleasure to teach. Waldemar had a "fun loving" character and a great sense of humour and love for animals. On one occasion, when visiting his grandmother, Queen Victoria, Waldemar let loose his pet crocodile in her study, much to the shock of the middle-aged queen. The Princess Royal wrote that she would be unhappy when Waldemar went off to school, "as he is my very own boy." She seemed to prefer Waldemar over his elder brothers Wilhelm and Heinrich.Less than four months after the deaths of his aunt, Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse and cousin, May, Waldemar became seriously ill with diphtheria and died in Berlin, Germany on 27 March 1879. He was buried in the royal mausoleum attached to the Friedenskirche at Potsdam, near the main altar and his elder brother Prince Sigismund of Prussia. His parents were later buried not far away in the centre of the mausoleum directly under the dome.



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