Friedrich zur Lippe

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Friedrich Prinz zur Lippe
Pauline with her sons Friedrich (left) and Leopold

Friedrich Prinz zur Lippe (born December 8, 1797 in Detmold , † October 20, 1854 in Lemgo ) was an officer in the Imperial and Royal Army in the Austrian Empire and, as a subsequent prince , was second in line to the throne of the Principality of Lippe .


Prince Friedrich was the younger son of Prince Leopold I (1767–1802) and Pauline von Anhalt-Bernburg (1769–1820), a daughter of Prince Friedrich von Anhalt-Bernburg and his wife Luise (née von Holstein-Plön ) . The mother Pauline was regent of the Principality of Lippe from 1802 to 1820 and is considered one of the most important rulers there.

On April 18, 1829 he joined the ranks of the Imperial and Royal Army as a supernumerary major in the Saxon cuirassiers, Prince Friedrich was transferred to Dragoon Regiment No. 5 in July of the same year and to the 4th Cuirassier Regiment in February 1832. On May 4th of the same year he was promoted to the lieutenant colonel charge, he resigned on December 12th, 1845 and was given the character of a colonel. From 1820 to 1854 Prince Friedrich zur Lippe was the owner of the Lippehof. He was buried in the Lippegarten after his death.

Prince Friedrich zur Lippe was the bearer of the Grand Cross of the Royal Portuguese Order of the Tower and the Sword .


Individual evidence

  1. Adolf von Deitenhofen: foreign prince in the Habsburg army 1848-1898 , the self-publishers, Vienna 1898, p 88th