Karl Franz, Prince of Prussia

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Karl Franz, Prince of Prussia Gender: M
K. F. Josef Wilhelm Friedrich Eduard Paul
born on 15 December 1916 at 02:20 (= 02:20 AM )
Place Potsdam, Germany, 52n24, 13e04
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 22°46' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 23°06 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 18°24'

Prince of Prussia Karl Franz (as a child with his mother, 1917)


Prussian prince as the only child of Prince Joachim of Prussia and his wife Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt. He was also the grandson of Wilhelm II, German Emperor, himself a grandson of Queen Victoria, which made Prince Karl a great-great-grandson of the British queen.

Karl Franz was the Emperor's fourth grandchild to be born since World War I began; he was consequently very young when Hohenzollern fortunes fell. His grandfather abdicated in 1918, and his father Prince Joachim committed suicide in 1920. At the time of his grandfather's abdication, Prince Karl Franz was twelfth in line of succession to the German and Prussian thrones.

After his father's suicide, Karl Franz was taken into custody by his paternal uncle Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia. As the legal head of the House of Hohenzollern, he claimed this right because Emperor Wilhelm had issued an edict placing Hohenzollern powers in Eitel's hands. This was later declared to have been illegal, and his mother was given full custody of him in 1921.

In 1922, Marie-Auguste sued ex-Emperor Wilhelm for financial support that had been promised in her and Joachim's marriage contract. Wilhelm's attorney argued that the House of Hohenzollern laws were no longer valid, and therefore there was no obligation to support her.

In 1926, his mother remarried to Johannes-Michael, Baron von Loën. They were divorced in 1935.

In World War II, Karl Franz served as a lieutenant in an armored car division, and at one point was stationed on the Polish front. He was awarded the Iron Cross.

On 5 October 1940, Karl Franz married Princess Henriette Hermine Wanda Ida Luise of Schönaich-Carolath. They had three children, and divorced on 5 September 1946. Karl Franz married morganatically on 9 November 1946 to Luise Dora Hartmann. The marriage was childless and they divorced in 1959. Prince Karl married lastly, on 20 July 1959 in Lima, Peru to Doña Eva Maria Herrera y Valdeavellano. They were married until Prince Karl's death and had two daughters.

He died on 23 January 1975, aged 58, in Arica, Chile.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 5 October 1940 (Princess Henriette of Schönaich-Carolath)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 5 September 1946 (Princess Henriette of Schönaich-Carolath)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 9 November 1946 (Luise Dora Hartmann)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1959 (Luise Dora Hartmann)
  • Relationship : Marriage 20 July 1959 (Doña Eva Maria Herrera y Valdeavellano)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded news report from "Berliner Volkszeitung," 15 December 1916, p. 3: "Ein Sohn des Prinzen Joachim gebaren. Die Frau Prinzessin Joachim von Preußen ist heute nacht um 2,20 Uhr im Stadtschloß Potsdam von einem gesunden Sohne entbunden worden." (A son of Prince Joachim born. Princess Joachim of Prussia was delivered of a healthy son tonight at 2.20 AM at the Stadtschloss Potsdam.).


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hohenzollern)