Today in History - February 20th. 1785 - Karl, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

Karl, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was born on February 20th. 1785.
His parents were Anton Aloys, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and
Princess Amalie Zephyrine of Salm-Kyrburg.

Source picture: Wikipedia


When he was young, his mother lived the greatest part of her life in Paris (France)
where she looked after the interests of the family. She suggested a marriage 
between Karl and a niece of Napoleon Bonaparte.

In Paris, on February 4th. 1808, Karl married Marie Antoinette Murat, who was
a daughter of Pierre Murat (brother of Joachim Murat, the King of Two Sicilies).
They would have four children.After the death of his wife,
Karl remarried on January 19th. 1847
Katharina von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst.

On March 11th. 1853 he died in Bologna (Italy) during a trip to Rome.
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