Ernst to Lippe-Weißenfeld

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Ernst Graf zur Lippe-Weißenfeld (born February 21, 1825 in See bei Niesky , † July 28, 1909 in Berlin ) was a Prussian cavalry master and historian .


Ernst, Graf and Noble Herr zur Lippe-Weißenfeld was a member of the Lippe family , more precisely of the Lippe-Weißenfeld line . His parents were Ludwig Graf and Edler Herr zur Lippe-Biesterfeld-Weißenfeld (1781-1860) and his wife Eleonore Auguste, née Countess von Hohenthal (1795-1856). The Prussian Minister of Justice Leopold zur Lippe-Biesterfeld-Weißenfeld (1815-1889) was his older brother.

Lippe-Weißenfeld joined the Prussian Army and was in the Hussar Regiment No. 6 , whose regimental history he wrote in the same year , until his illness-related dimission on January 14, 1860, most recently as Rittmeister . As a historian, he was also a contributor to the Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie , to which he contributed 47 individual articles. Numerous other military-historical specialist publications, some under pseudonyms , were created by him.

Lippe-Weißenfeld was u. a. Knight of the Order of St. John , Knight I Class of the House Order Albrecht the Bear , Knight II Class of the Order of Saint Michael and the Order of the Zähringer Lion , Holder of the Cross of Honor I Class of the Lippe House Order , holder of the Military Merit Medal , of the Order of the Crown III. Class, the army commemorative coin 1864 , the centenary medal and Commander of the Military and Community Service Order Adolph von Nassau .


  • History of the Royal Prussian 6th Hussar Regiment (formerly 2nd Silesian). Publishing house of the Kgl. Secret Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei ( R. Decker ), Berlin 1860. ( digitized in the Munich digitization center )
  • By the great king, compiled on the occasion of the Säcular memory of the Hubertusburg Peace. Döring, Potsdam / Berlin 1863.
  • Hussars Book. Döring, Potsdam / Berlin 1863.
  • Misery and help. “Bene fate fratelli!” Essays. Publishing house by Ludwig Rauh, Berlin 1864.
  • Militaria from King Frederick the Great's time. ES Mittler & Sohn, Berlin 1866.
  • West Prussia under Frederick the Great. Edited from documented sources. Ernst Lambeck, Thorn 1866 ( digitized in the Munich digitization center)
  • The correspondence between King Friedrich the Gr. and Count Dönhoff, 1753. (A genealogical and biographical commentary.) In: Wochenblatt der Johanniter-Ordens-Balley Brandenburg . Volume 9, No. 5, January 29, 1868, pp. 27-28.
  • Fridericus Rex and his army. A piece of Prussian army history. Vossische Buchhandlung (Strikker), Berlin 1868 ( digitized from Google Books )
  • Derfflinger. Biographical sketch. Contribution to the 2nd Secular Celebration of Victory at Fehrbellin. Verlag der "Militaria", Berlin 1875 (from: New military papers )
    • 2nd edition ad T .: Derfflinger. Publishing house of "Militaria" ( G. von Glasenapp ), Berlin 1880.
  • Zieten, "the old hussar face". With picture u. Signature and card for the "Zietenritt" on May 20, 1745. Verlag der "Militaria" (G. von Glasenapp), Berlin 1880 ( digitized from Google Books)
    • 2nd revised edition ad T .: Hans Joachim von Zieten. A life story. Eisenschmidt, Berlin 1885.
  • The "consecrated sword Daun's". A historiographical exposition. RL Prager, Berlin 1883.
  • (as "Anton Antus") The sword consecrated to Field Marshal Count Daun? A sidelight in the dark. Unger brothers, Berlin 1897.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Anton Bettelheim: Biographisches Jahrbuch and German Nekrolog. Volume 14, 1909, Reimer, Berlin 1912.
  2. a b Gothaisches genealogical pocket book together with diplomatic-statistical yearbook for the year 1865 . 102nd year, Justus Perthes , Gotha, p. 42 ( digitized version )
  3. German Order Almanac. Born 1908/9, Verlag Deutscher Ordens-Almanach, Berlin, p. 907. ( digitized version )