Today in History / OnThisDay - August 19th 1890 - Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern


Princess Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern was born on August 19th. 1890
in Potsdam as a daughter of William, Prince of Hohenzollern and his first
wife Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

Family ties

Her paternal grandparents were:
Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern and Infanta Antónia of Portugal.

Her maternal grandparents were:
Prince Louis, Count of Trani and
Mathilda Ludovika, Duchess in Bavaria (sister of Sisi)

Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern - picture: Wikipedia

Love & Marriage

On September 4th. 1913, Princess Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern
married Manuel II of Portugal.

Manuel II of Portugal had succeeded the Portuguese throne after the 
assassination of his father and his elder brother. Manuel had been 
deposed on October 5th. 1910.

Manuel II died on July 2nd. 1932 in England. The couple didn't have
any children.

On April 23rd. 1939 Augusta Victoria married her second husband.
This was Count Robert Douglas. The bride was at that time 49 and the
groom 59 years old. There weren't any children from this marriage too.


Princes Augusta Victoria died on August 29th. 1966 at the age of 76
at Eigeltingen, Baden-Württemberg in West-Germany.

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